Palo Verde Anticipates Improved PM Program Evaluation using APT’s PRO-M Solution
CORRALES, NM (VOCUS/PRWEB) FEBRUARY 16, 2011
Asset Performance Technologies, Inc. (APT) announced today that the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station (PVNGS), operated by Arizona Public Services (APS), has selected the PRO-M v8.0 solution to assist with ongoing improvement of its PM programs. According to John Langskov, Reliability Lead at APS, “We are very excited to be working with APT’s sophisticated PM analysis and optimization software. The APT Asset Strategy Library (ASL) has its origins as the EPRI PM Basis Database but has grown much further in terms of the number of available templates and the tools available for optimization, a.k.a. the PRO-M Solution. We now have significantly enhanced capabilities for reviewing and maintaining the PM programs for the majority of our balance of plant equipment in a fraction of the time of traditional approaches.”
APT’s PRO-M v8.0 Solution relies upon the APT Asset Strategy Library (ASL), the world’s largest library of asset strategy templates (failure modes and maintenance recommendations) for industrial equipment. The ASL is currently in use in 84% of the nuclear power generation facilities in the U.S., as well as in Japan and South Korea, and was recently validated in the oil and gas industry. It comprises over 320 PM templates addressing a broad range of infrastructure equipment (pumps, valves, motors, compressors, etc.) that are universally applicable to nearly all industries. With in-depth failure mode tables (approximately 60 modes per template) and PM task effectiveness mapped to each mode, the ASL forms the basis for APT’s PRO-M optimization tools. In addition to providing the reliability basis for its PM recommendations, PRO-M easily estimates the reliability, availability, and business value added by each PM task as well as by the overall PM program, comparing expert-recommended PM plans with existing or new plans at your facility. The result is optimized PM programs, for which equipment reliability is balanced with plant availability as a function of the financial costs and benefits of maintenance at the plant.
About Palo Verde and Arizona Public Services
The Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, located about 55 miles west of Phoenix, has been the largest power producer of any kind in the United States since 1992. Its three units are capable of generating nearly 4,000 megawatts of electricity.
APS, Arizona’s largest and longest-serving electricity utility, serves more than 1.1 million customers in 11 of the state’s 15 counties. With headquarters in Phoenix, APS is the principal subsidiary of Pinnacle West Capital Corp.
About Asset Performance Technologies
Asset Performance Technologies, Inc. (APT) produces the revolutionary PRO-M maintenance solution that combines unique optimization software with the APT Asset Strategy Library (ASL), the world’s largest library of asset strategies for industrial equipment, to rapidly optimize any PM program. PRO-M and the ASL set the standard for PM Optimization by dynamically adjusting to changing business conditions, plant requirements, and market economics. They can be used either as standalone solutions or to support corporate PM improvement efforts. http://www.assetperformanceinc.com