There are close to 3M pieces of equipment registered in the equipment database for CERN’s accelerators and their infrastructures that cover a very large range of technologies. The challenge of the technical groups in charge of the equipment is not only to maintain the reliability of the equipment, but to reach an ever higher performance, to increase efficiency of its operation, to increase its lifetime and last, but not least, to optimise cost.
To assist the equipment owners in these tasks, CERN has continuously developed its portfolio of asset and maintenance management applications in particular in view of asset performance.
This talk shall provide an overview of the applications that CERN has put into place over the years for managing physical equipment and for tracking activities related with it. It shall highlight how the strong integration of the different functionalities does facilitate the sharing of data across technology frontiers, the integration of information and the streamlining and integration of processes, all with the objective to develop new ways of improving the availability and efficiency of the accelerators.
Some of the functionalities that shall be introduced are
• the functionality for asset generation and for asset management
• the functionality for preparing and scheduling work
• the functionality for recording and managing activity information used for installation, testing and maintenance tasks
• the checklists functionality used for predictive maintenance and for commissioning and testing tasks
• the SCADA bridge functionality for usage based task generation
• the functionalities for accelerator component storage and for spare part management
• the logbook application
• the application for tracking potentially radioactive equipment