Our client have a fuel infrastructure with over 500 fuel tanks spread across the UK all supplying generators that run a critical telecoms infrastructure. With such a large amount of fuel stored across the UK our client wanted to ensure their tanks met with the stringent guidelines set out in the oil storage pollution regulations and also the tanks were “fit for purpose”.
Since 2004 Adler and Allan have carried out yearly checks on the whole of the clients estate undertaking oil storage tank pressure tests and OFTEC/PPG2 audits. The yearly visits allow any potential issues to be flagged up and rectified immediately. As well as flagging up potential issues the PPM minimising the risk of critical downtime and an environmental disaster.
What are the Benefits of Planned Maintenance/PPM?
The benefits of planned maintenance, or PPM, are many and can be broken down into a handful of distinct groups. No matter how you approach the idea, the bottom line is more productivity with greater potential profits for the company.
Scheduling: Planned maintenance allows front-line supervisors and managers to spend more time managing production and less time dealing with the consequences of system failures.
Reduce Costs: It is far more cost-effective to use minimal supplies in keeping a system in top operating condition than to invest in replacement apparatus or extensive parts lists.
Prevent Employee Downtime: Preventive maintenance avoids such unexpected machine failures and helps keep the company running smoothly without undue interruption.
Increase Equipment Life: Equipment that is well-cared for will last longer, whether you are cleaning the fuel tank, changing the oil in a fork truck or checking for oil leaks.