Figure 9.11 Equipment design project timetable

Figure 9.11 Equipment design project timetable

Activity session exercises

Setting design targets

• critical ratings

• design efficiency

• operational conditions

• process trade-offs

• intrinsic reliability

• operational reliability

It is highly desirable to involve the equipment supplier at this stage. Define

• Confirm trade-off analysis of basic outline on a modular basis.

• Establish testing/audit criteria for each module/subsystem.

• Conduct outline critical assessment to predict equipment weaknesses per module.

• Establish criteria for standardization of components/spare parts. Design

• Confirm/refine each module/subsystem at a detail level.

• Incorporate error-proof devices for flawless operation.

• Establish tooling/maintainability criteria.

• Establish asset care regimes with supporting visual management.

• Simulate cleaning and inspection activities to improve operability.

• Simulate maintenance activities to improve maintainability.

• Feed back improvement suggestions.


• Review construction constraints/opportunities.

• Agree quality audit milestones for main construction process.

• Define detailed project plan.

• Establish how the equipment will be located in relation to other equipment (layout considerations).

• Complete quality audit reviews.

• Establish best practice routines and develop training material. Trial/testing

• Project planning.

• Installation, including workplace organization and OEE measurement

• Confirm best practice and standardization.

• Joint sign-off of operation.


• Maintain normal conditions.

• Stabilize best practice routines.

• Strive to establish optimum conditions.

• Deliver better than new performance.


Figure 9.12 shows how the nine-step TPM improvement plan may be used to provide inputs to the knowledge base. Figure 9.13 shows how the improvement plan can be used to aid TPM (D) milestone management.

Companies who adopt the philosophy of TPM for design will have the potential for a huge commercial advantage resulting from equipment with minimum total life cycle costs, which delivers high overall equipment effectiveness levels and flawless operation.


Equipment history

Record of reliability

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