Plant Maintenance Cost Reduction Strategies

  • 21 - 25 August 2017, Kuala Lumpur

Industrial Plant and Equipment are designed and optimally operated to achieve business objectives. Effective operation of plant and at the same time maintaining costs at lower levels without jeopardizing risks is vital. The plant operational budgets are huge and variable, if not planned and monitored in a professional manner. Among them maintenance and energy costs are key runners. Reliable operations and Maintenance are paramount to overall effectiveness of business objectives ensuring minimum downtimes and maintenance cost optimization. The variety of Equipment such as Gas Turbines, HRSGs, Boilers, Steam Turbines, Generators, Heat Exchangers and Fired Heaters brings certain complexities when identifying problems and conducting the specific maintenance requirements. This program is designed to assist the Maintenance management, technicians and engineers in identifying the various Equipment design, operating performance and functional parameters, reliability considerations and tools as part of RCM Program development and implementations, criticalities and failure modes and consequences and those mitigation characteristics which will result in cost reductions.

This course is a 5 days highly interactive practical program with focus in depth into various cost factors associated with Plants and best operating procedures for reducing operation cost. Specific discussions on Risk and Reliability based Maintenance management approach with best condition based approach discussions on condition monitoring technologies will supplement the course. 


Plant and Equipment Bad actors management programs with emphasis on Trips, Performance variations, Production Load cycling its effects and Turn around Work-Scopes Optimization techniques aimed at reducing costs with case studies will be presented. A thorough insight into the Current maintenance and reliability Practices GAPS and resolution, Maintenance cost and life cycle analysis, Remaining Life Assessments, Evaluations and Recommendations and Equipment Repair and Replacement decisions as part of  plant and equipment objectives will be discussed in depth. 


The Asset management model as applied to Plant equipment as part of RCM strategies will also be discussed in detail with reference to PAS-55 / ISO 55000 / AIM Cost reduction recommendations for plants / ISO 31000 & ISO 50001 Energy Management Standards . 

Training Methodology:
The training will be facilitated using modern techniques, supported by case studies from real Equipment / plant environment and videos. The Analysis tools application to plant / Equipment maintenance, reliability, and failure cost analysis will be exercised with mini workshop within the sessions. Participants may be requested to bring their laptops to exercise analysis software with their own plant data. Repair vs. replacement decisions on specific equipment will be exercised during the course.
  • Mr. S. Nadeem Ahmed



    Mr. S. Nadeem Ahmed is a highly experienced Professional Engineer with Six Sigma qualification. He demonstrated ability to lead diverse teams of professionals to new levels of success in a variety of highly competitive industries, cutting-edge markets and fast-paced environments. Mr. Nadeem has over 27 years of experience in engineering industry in the field of maintenance and reliability engineering, risk based analysis and studies, performance evaluation of Power Plants, planning and development, plant maintenance repair & overhaul of turbo machinery in oil & gas, petrochemical, power generation and aviation industry. Mr Nadeem possessed strong technical qualifications with an impressive track record comprising of plant and equipment maintenance strategies and proven ability to successfully analyze an organization's critical engineering requirements, identify deficiencies and potential opportunities, develop innovative and cost-effective solutions for enhancing efficiency, increasing reliability, maintenance cost reduction and improving engineering processes. He is a highly sought after Technical Trainer in Process, Power Generation and Aviation in RCM Based Maintenance & Reliability Program Development / Implementation Strategies, Turbo Machinery, Risk Based Maintenance Study and Plant Asset Management & Reliability Analysis.