Installed base inspection focused on determine what is installed (control systems, motion control, workstations etc.) gathering data about part numbers, versions and other information that can be helpful to identify the parts.
Verification of the spare parts inventory to identify potential gaps (missing parts), parts versions, potential inconsistencies.
Detailed report (to be released 2-4 weeks after the visit) where will be gathered all the visit information as well as considerations about the aging status of the plant.
The report will provide some information about the aging status of the installed systems/equipment, the parts that are hard to find, what is out of the support period as well as the list of the recommended spare parts.
It will be provided basic recommendations about potential parts compatibility challenges as well as maintenance activities.
This is a maintenance-oriented inspection with the objective to determine the “aging status” of the various systems as well as the identification of critical situations (no supported parts, missing backup etc.).
The report will provide the basics to develop a proper maintenance plan, to identify missing maintenance procedures as well as some information about the aging status of the installed systems/equipment.
This type of inspection can be oriented to get the basic information to determine the current status of the application, the completeness of the project documentation, connectivity status, failure risk etc. That can be used for a potential migration phase.
As alternative the application could be analyzed to identify potential risk of specific systems due to aging, knowledge, spare parts availability and other factors.
Installed base information gathering (control systems, motion control, workstations etc.) including data about the application (number/type of I/Os, 3rd parties’ interfaces, application architecture analysis etc.…).
Application & architecture analysis to identify critical equipment or systems (based on obsolescence/aging status, complexity to intervene, hard to find parts, failure rate and other factors.
Detailed report (to be released 2-4 weeks after the visit) where will be gathered all the visit information as well as considerations about the status of the plant.
The report will provide the basics to develop a basic action plan to mitigate the vulnerability of the systems as well as the current status of each asset (from the IT perspective) … or as alternative get the basics about the connectivity capabilities of each system.