The Truth about EAM and Asset Health Improvement


Your EAM implementation should have a dramatic impact on asset health but your EAM system alone is not enough. MRG is experienced in applying reliability engineering principles to drive asset health.

Whether you are pursuing asset health improvement for a system, a plant or an enterprise, the fundamentals are the same. You need reliability engineering. A healthy asset delivers its required function and is expected to meet the needs of production without interruption. Reliability Engineering is the applied science of understanding how asset health deteriorates and then detecting and mitigating the impact on production.

MRG excels in the nuts-and-bolts details of Reliability Engineering, from asset criticality analysis to failure mode identification to maintenance task development. Our methods comply with all of the recognized standards, including ISO 17359, JA 1011 and PAS-55. After decades of detailed analysis, we pioneered the practice of building FMEA templates to accelerate the development of standardized maintenance strategies, using software tools to maximize our efficiency. In combination with our data capabilities, our Reliability Engineering capabilities are uniquely capable of scaling from fixing a bad actor to supporting an enterprise EAM implementation.

EAM Is Not for Everyone, Asset Health Improvement Is

EAM implementation is not an option for every organization but asset health improvement should still be a priority. MRG offers a full range of Reliability Engineering offerings that can be tailored to your needs, including:  
    • RCM analysis (JA1011 and JA1012 compliant)
    • Root-cause failure analysis
    • Failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA)
    • Criticality analysis
    • Maintenance task development (e.g. condition monitoring technology assignment)
    • PM optimization
    Learn more about MRG’s reliability engineering offerings  

Failures don’t
have to happen

This is an attitude; a philosophy; a way of thinking. Reactive organizations expect failures to occur and position their resources to repair the failures as quickly as possible. This typically means lots of spare parts in stores and maintenance…


Habit 1,
“Be Proactive”

Highly effective maintenance organizations don’t wait for equipment to fail before deciding what to do about it...


Preventive and predictive maintenance is the most important work you can do.

There is a big difference between “urgent” and “important”. PM/PdM activities are not urgent, but they are important. If you defer these tasks because some urgent activity is allowed to take precedence, the consequence will be a failure at some point in the future


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