Integrated Operational Management in Maximo Nuclear
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Operational management – tying together the efforts of the distinct functional areas to achieve overall business goals – is an important part in most businesses. Integrated operational management in commercial nuclear power stations is a mandated essential.
Operational management in nuclear power means that intense scrutiny is applied to all activities with the potential to affect the safe and reliable operation of the plant. The scrutiny takes the form of thorough consideration before, during, and following the activity. The consideration is owned by licensed personnel charged with directing the operation of the plant, and actively supported by all the colleague nuclear professionals performing the plant activities.
Figure 1: Nuclear Solution process support extends core Maximo EAM capabilities
Clearances in Maximo Nuclear are one of several examples of integrated
operational management functionality in Maximo Nuclear. Clearances completely replace core Maximo’s Lockout/Tagout
app. Clearances provide significant
additional capabilities and support the enhanced planning and dynamic controls
appropriate to the complex nuclear power environment. Clearances also plainly illustrate the
advantage of providing integrated operational management as part of the enterprise
asset management capabilities within Maximo Nuclear. In contrast to external
operational management systems, Maximo Clearances offer robust user inte
Maximo Clearances identify a physical protection boundary; define a scope of protected work; and establish the accountability and administrative control of the plant’s clearance process.
Several available external clearance systems provide some level of capabilities in these three areas; nevertheless only Maximo Nuclear combines industry best practices and full functionality for clearances complemented with the integrated communications and full information access available within a single application suite. Maximo Clearances capabilities: