How does Project Paint work?

‘Real-time’ control allows you to plan or modify a maintenance programm using the latest information. Even after unexpected changes in funding you can get back on target quickly and inexpensively.

The flowchart on the right graphically demonstrates the entire process of developing, installing and operating a Project Paint Fabric Management System.

The process begins with an onsite visual inspection program to both qualittatively and quantitatively (dimensional data) model your plant, be it a rig, refinery or power plant.


Following the initial agreements on Criticality use and application, survey completion and data input - the operational phase of the system swings into play. There are 9 logical and sensibly timed steps involved in the dy to day operation of the system:

Identify Year For Maintenance: Based on the plant current condition, criticality criteria applied and other threat factors, the system will recommend the most relevant year each discrete substrate in your plant should be maintained.

Create Baseline Scenario: This initial recommendation can be fine tuned to take account of exceptional circumstances and plant anomalies etc. Thereafter it will become the baseline scenario against which any 'what if' processes are measured (in order to demonstrate cost or other benefits program changes might make).

Develop Planned Work-scope: From this baseline a 1, 5 or even a 15 year maintenance plan can be derived. This allows a long term look ahead for plant management with broad figures they can apply in financial modeling for the plant etc.

Run 'What If' Scenarios: The system operator has the opportunity to run the built in 'what if' scenario comparisons against the baseline data, to identify where a modification to the maintenance schedule or methodologies could result in a cost or other savings benefit to the plant. Almost any conceivable situation can be modeled in Project Paint with the built-in ‘What If’ tools, using your own actual data. For example; what are the benefits of product ‘a’ over ‘b’, a specialist over a more general contractor, or what if the plant coating-breakdown slows or accelerates? Analysing your own planned workscope avoids unpleasant surprises later.

Agree Maintenance Criteria: Following the 'What If's' you are in a position to plan the immediate maintenance in a very detailed way, with the assurance that you will get the best return on your maintenance investment.

Implement Work-scope as Planned: Project Paint is used to deploy the Job Cards and fully detail the works to be completed.

Progress Update System: As works are completed Project Paint can be updated very quickly and easily, so staying completely up to date on works which are now acceptably maintained, those which are awaiting maintenance an those which can now be scheduled for the next maintenance round in future years.

Condition Sampling: As Project paint uses a customisable formula for the prediction of ongoing surface corrosion and coatings degradation (so that a full inspection is virtually never necessary) we can apply a sampling routine. This typically consists of a 2% to 5% review of the current plant condition as compared to conditions expected within the database. Any discrepancy can be quickly and easily rectified in the system and this ensures that after 2 to 3 samples over 3 - 6 years the formula for degradation are very accurate.

Refresh Database: Should sampling have been carried out the system database should be refreshed and made ready for the next maintenance planning round.

Here are some screen-shots of the Project Paint software in action.


What if ...?

Consider for a moment ...

... that you had total knowledge of the current fabric condition of your plant. That you knew how fast each discrete area would degrade and that you could perfectly balance the 'most production' with the 'least expense'.

What If ...

... your programme was the lowest cost for the most profit, what benefit would you and your company gain?

Balance the 'most production' with the 'least expense'.

Just contact SCM to discuss the role of Project Paint™ in your organisation, and the many benefits it will bring.

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