The ASL is the most comprehensive library of how equipment fails (FMEA tables) and how to prevent such failures (PM Templates) for over 783 Equipment Types commonly found in asset-intensive industries, including:
“783 equipment types times 8 operating contexts is over 6,100 RCM analyses, already done
for you by equipment experts – at your fingertips!” – Mark S Benak, CEO
Some of the equipment types in the ASL are simple, like a pressure switch or relay. Some are quite complicated and are an assemblage of equipment types that are listed individually elsewhere in the Library – a good example would be a power transformer made up of motors, pumps, relays, etc. that together describe a single component, a power transformer. The power of APT’s Asset Strategy Library is the PM Programs are developed for each individual “component” describing what makes sense for that individual type of equipment, given its criticality and operating context.
An important point is that the PM Programs in Preventance APM are recommendations made at the generic programmatic level and do not describe PMs for specific manufacturer makes and models unless specifically required, which is usually not the case. These “universally applicable” equipment types are easily extended to other types of a similar nature through a well-defined and proven process that provides a cost-effective means to add your company’s industry – specific types to our ever-growing database.