Can we imagine where we would be without the Internet and without electricity? These have become crucial for business operations, not to mention the fact that they are the primary necessities for production in Western Europe. On the other hand, the complexity and technology are also increasing enormously. How can we keep these key services available at affordable cost? The supply of energy is undergoing many technical changes, such as alternative generation and smart grids. Quite a lot of changes have already been implemented in the laws and legislation, and they will continue to change in the future. Not always all that easy to deal with, since most installations are over 40 years old. Omexom has the necessary managerial and technical expertise to provide clients with the assistance they need. This allows the customer to fully focus on its core business.
The correct choices
Maintenance already starts with the construction of or modifications to infrastructure and installations. By making the correct choices right from the start (Capital Expenditure), money can be saved on the annual recurring maintenance costs (Operating Expenditure). Omexom uses RAMS (Reliability Availability, Maintainability, Safety) studies and other means to determine the optimal situation. The right choices are made in consultation with the customer, allowing them to control the maintenance costs.
What maintenance is required in which situation? This is highly dependent on what is expected of the installations. Is availability as important as reliability? The installation will in any case need to do or deliver what it is expected to do or deliver beforehand. In principle, this should be based on an FMECA (Failure Mode Effect, Criticality Analysis) study. Omexom ensures the (continuous) inspection and analysis of all measurement results through a monitoring system. Constantly looking for the weakest link and monitoring the condition of the individual components provides insight, increases performance and improves reliability. Handling maintenance engineering this way allows one to become familiar with the installation and predict the behaviour of the installation in the future. These insights provide information necessary to be financially able to make the correct reservations and stay in control.
Expertise in maintenance
Our employees possess the qualifications required to responsibly perform work in this voltage environment. Omexom is in constant consultation with the Transport Service Organisation and the Regional Network Companies to test and possibly tighten the qualifications (BEI HS (Operation of high voltage electrical installations), Stipel PCE (personal certification for electricity workers) and KEB (electrical safety framework document). Omexom obviously has the hierarchical structure in place in accordance with NEN3840, which allows it to assume the installation or work responsibility of the customers.