The APT Asset Strategy Library (ASL) is the world’s largest library of failure modes and
preventive maintenance (PM) recommendations for equipment in heavy industries.
Currently, the ASL contains over 720 peer-reviewed, universal, equipment types,
The ASL is the most comprehensive library of how equipment fails (FMEA tables) and how
to prevent such failures (PM Templates) for over 720 Equipment Types commonly found in
asset-intensive industries, including:
“720 equipment types times 8 operating contexts is over 5700 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 key is that the ASL’s PM Programs are developed for each individual
“component” describing what makes sense for that individual type of equipment.
An important point is that the PM Programs in Preventance 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.
Whether you’re a local or national business, big brand or high profile entity, we’ve worked with
them all – we can help you get where you want to be.