RENOVETEC RCM developed the Power Plant, a maintenance plan based on RCM and especially oriented power

RENOVETEC WITHIN their I+D+I has developed a RCM (Reliability Centred Maintenance, RELIABILITY CENTERED MAINTENANCE) SPECIALLY DESIGNED FOR THERMAL POWER PLANTS: combined cycle power plants, cogeneration plants, biomass plants, AND SOLAR THERMAL POWER PLANTS.

The RCM is a methodology for developing a maintenance plan based on failure analysis of the system. Of the three common methodologies for developing maintenance plans, based RCM scheduled maintenance plan in a comprehensive failure analysis, which certainly gives the best results, it will aim to avoid the failures you may have setup.

RCM is an advanced tool that is based on the maintenance of aircraft or nuclear power plants. Success in these facilities, noted for its reliability and high availability, is what led to RENOVETEC to consider a specific tool for power plants, by providing specially the singularities of this sector and the equipment used in it.

The RCM POWER PLANT ® scrupulously complies with the requirements of SAE JA 1011, based on RCM systems that can be called so. Some developments are shortcuts and simplifications RCM RCM's original designed by FS Nowlan and H.F. Heap and published by the Department of Defense in 1978, SAE reason was to create a standard for distinguishing RCM meeting the minimum criteria desirable, and therefore can be called RCM, and those who do not comply.

The fundamental objective of RCM POWER PLANT ®

The RCM POWER PLANT ® system seeking to increase the reliability of power plants. This especially designed for power stations, as combined cycle cogeneration plants, solar plants and biomass plants. Scrupulously respects the standard established in SAE JA 1011 and indications of SAE JA 1012, but is intended to be easy to develop quickly and effectively in power.

Study faults and failure modes pre-prepared: one key system

The distinct advantage of this system is that the analysis of potential failures of the system is pre-made, and not have to start from the beginning the implementation of this methodology.

So, already done so in the absence of check after the installation, preliminary analysis of failures, failure modes and hidden failures of the following systems:

  • Gas turbine
  • Steam turbine
  • Generator
  • Gas engine
  • Combustion Boilers
  • Recovery Boilers
  • Water-steam cycle
  • Main cooling system with evaporative tower, air cooled condenser or open circuit
  • High voltage system
  • ERM satellite or gas plant
  • Water treatment plant
  • Effluent treatment plant

It is however necessary to study the P & ID of the plant and equipment in particular plant. However, saves considerable time and resources, without sacrificing the accuracy and depth of failure analysis and failure modes of the plant.

The RCM POWER PLANT development has taken over 6 months of work

The work done has been a period of development and development of six months, in which RENOVETEC technical team has put all its experience and expertise to the development of the preliminary analysis of failures and failure modes and to determine preventive measures and necessary corrective in a facility. This means:

  • The development of a maintenance plan specifically aimed to avoid failures and incidents
  • The development of a series of proposed improvements to be implemented in the design phase or porteriormente in the operational phase
  • List of procedures to be developed to prevent certain faults

With all this, it is possible to increase the availability and reliability of a power plant to values greater than 93%, calculated according to the IEEE 762/2006, ie, without artifice that permitar provide some data reliability or availability unreal.

You can develop this work with minimal involvement of plant staff, one of the common problems is the implementation of an RCM system: the number of hours that should be devoted to this study a plant is often too high for a small staff normally not devote the time necessary to perform a thorough job. Professionals who conducted the study and implementation of RCM in a plant are professionals with experience in power and their problems.