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Grab These Asset
etails of the ISO 55000:2014 Asset Management Standard continue to spread. To recap:
In the maintenance and reliability arena,
"assets" are typically physical, i.e., equipment,
systems, processes, facilities, buildings, and so forth.
True life-cycle management of such assets, through
their development and deployment, operation and
maintenance, and eventual decommissioning, is an
organization-wide endeavor led from the top. As
maintenance and reliability professionals, our role
should be to coach peers and upper management on
the breadth and depth of this pursuit. The "Uptime"
column in this issue (pg. 6) discusses some critical
elements that must be considered to achieve reliability
and cost goals over the life of an asset.
Fortunately, resources to help us understand
associated concepts and activities are within our
grasp-online. The following three documents are
good examples. Used together, they can help decisionmakers understand the fundamentals and requirements of ISO 55000.
Asset Management Anatomy
The Institute of Asset Management (IAM), Bristol,
UK, developed the Asset Management Anatomy (v.
3, Dec. 2015) to provide an appreciation of asset
management: What it is, what it can achieve, the scope
of the discipline, and descriptions of the underlying
concepts and philosophy. Readers will find this
publication especially helpful in growing their own
understanding of the field, as well as in introducing a
new way of thinking about asset-management systems
in the context of entire value-producing-resource lifecycles. Among other things, sections/topics include:
■ asset-management models and management system
■ why does asset management matter
■ who does asset management
■ asset management subjects.
IAM Members and Affiliates can download the
Anatomy document for free. Non-members will need
to become Affiliates (at no charge) to download the
PDF. Learn more at theIAM.org/AMA.
of asset-management subjects and principles, and a
framework for describing best practices, maturity, and
standards. Among other things, sections include:
■ components of the knowledge and practices area
■ asset-management fundamentals
■ GFMAM asset-management landscape subjects
■ asset-management concepts and models.
Download the publication for free at gfmam.org.
IAM Self-Assessment Methodology
The Self Assessment Methodology (SAM) (v. 2.0,
SAM+, June 2015) allows organizations to assess
their capability across either the 28 elements of BSI
PAS 55:2008 or the 27 sub-clauses of ISO 55001:2014,
including strengths and weaknesses, deficiencies, and
areas of excellence. It provides considerable insight
into the development of action plans for assetmanagement improvement, and also lets organizations
track such improvements.
This SAM is divided into two parts: "General Guidance Notes" and an Excel spreadsheet "SAM Tool"
(SAM+). The tool provides assessment results based
on an IAM Maturity Group scale of 0 to 3 (the level
of compliance with ISO 55001). Among other things,
■ context and objectives of the SAM+ tool
■ users and usage of the SAM+ tool
■ questions, Level 3 criteria, and associated guidance
■ alignment of questions with BSI PAS 55:2008
■ alignment of questions with ISO 55001:2014
■ alignment of Level 3 criteria with the assetmanagement landscape.
Download the SAM "General Guidance Notes"
document for free from the IAM website. The "SAM
Tool" (SAM+) is available only to paying IAM
members. Learn more at theIAM.org/join. MT
Bob Williamson, CMRP, CPMM, and a member
of the Institute of Asset Management, is in his fourth
decade of focusing on the people-side of world-class
maintenance and reliability in plants and facilities
across North America. Contact: RobertMW2@cs.com.
Asset Management Landscape
Published by the Global Forum on Maintenance and
Asset Management (GFMAM), Zurich, the Asset
Management Landscape (2nd Edition, Mar. 2014)
is a tool that promotes a common global approach.
It includes a number of conceptual models, a list
The ISO 55000:2014 Asset Management Standard could play a major
role in industry in the coming years. Keep up to date with our ongoing
coverage of this Standard at maintenancetechnology.com/iso55k.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Maintenance Technology April 2016
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She Ignores The Glass Ceiling
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Look System-Wide For Cost Savings
Reliable Pumping Supplement
Fund Lubrication Program With Energy Savings
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