As a sophisticated maintenance system, Oracle eAM was selected as a best practices tool to manage all maintenance activity, equipment, spare parts inventory, scheduling, and costs for the Houston Processing Facility. Global PTM leveraged their proprietary Solutions Delivery Process methodology to ensure all aspects of the implementation were properly scheduled, resource loaded, budgeted, and managed to meet the MarkWest Energy project timeline. Within this process, Global PTM established the equipment master list and preventive maintenance schedule while assisting resources for gathering storeroom inventory and spare parts data. The Global PTM implementation team provided user training to over 115 MarkWest Energy personnel.
The newly implemented Oracle eAM system is being used to maintain and control costs for critical operational assets. These include compressors, separators, pumps and heat exchangers for 13 compressor stations that work to pump product to a cryogenic plant where the product is separated into butane, isobutene, ethane, methane and natural gas.
Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) have also been developed for management to easily analyze planned versus unplanned work and inventory shortages. In addition, a report has also been developed to identify assets without preventive maintenance (PM) schedules.
Future Oracle eAM implementations for MarkWest Energy will be led by Global PTM in Javelina, TX; Majorsville, WV; Sherwood, WV; and Mobley, WV. These projects are expected to be completed this fall.
About MarkWest Energy Partners, L.P.
MarkWest Energy Partners, L.P. is a master limited partnership engaged in the gathering, transportation, and processing of natural gas; the transportation, fractionation, marketing, and storage of natural gas liquids; and the gathering and transportation of crude oil. MarkWest has extensive natural gas gathering, processing, and transmission operations in the southwest, Gulf Coast, and northeast regions of the United States, including the Marcellus Shale, and is the largest natural gas processor and fractionator in the Appalachian region. The company website can be found by visiting www.MarkWest.com.
About Global PTM
Headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina, with strategically located world-wide offices, Global PTM delivers Maintenance Operational Improvement (MOI) solutions centered on Oracle eAM implementations designed to enhance project return on investment. Global PTM’s proprietary best practices methodology, the Solution Delivery Process (SDP), serves as the core process with essential project steps purposed to achieve sustainable results for clients such as cost reductions, labor efficiencies and MRO inventory optimization. For more information, visit www.GlobalPTM.com.
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