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The Vassallo Associates repertoire of asset performance management services enables our clients to optimise the performance of their assets at every stage of the asset life cycle.

Our service capabilities are grouped as follows:

  • Operations readiness consulting
  • Asset performance consulting
  • Asset management program development
  • Asset performance improvement
  • Asset management systems
  • Asset integrity assurance

Operations readiness consulting

At Vassallo Associates we understand the critical importance of planning and assuring operations readiness from the very initial stages  in the project management life cycle.

The changes in organisation, engineering and philosophies affected at this stage can impact return on investment for the entire life of the asset and we can help you get this critical stage right first time, ensuring an effective transition through to early phase operations.

Our consultants will work with you to ensure the processes, systems, procedures, training and competence programs are in place before asset handover, securing ongoing efficient operation of the asset.

All recommendations will be focused on safe and sustainable operations, with a thorough understanding of environmental impact. We will help you achieve a seamless start-up to your timescales for controllable, reliable and sustainable steady state operations.

We have significant experience covering the full lifecycle of a range of energy and marine assets from opportunity appraisal and concepts through to decommissioning.

This has included the creation of operational readiness road maps for major multinational asset owners, helping them to ensure the smooth progression of their projects through construction

Asset performance consulting

Our consultants will work with you to determine the best opportunities for the optimal management of assets, allowing you to meet and exceed your business objectives.

Combining an extensive assessment of the current status of your assets with a detailed understanding of what can be achieved, we will help you to secure optimised performance.

With an assessment of the current status of your assets reviewed against your business objectives and industry best practice, a gap analysis of the current against desired states can be used to identify which areas may be improved.

Our assessment processes are in line with the requirements of ISO 55000:2014 the international standard for performance improvement.

Asset management program development

Our asset management programs are tailored to your specific goals and objectives. Our consultants will develop dedicated management programs to deliver against your defined objectives for safety, integrity, production and reliability.

Vassallo Associates has the expertise and capability derived from extensive experience to facilitate a detailed understanding of the complex interdependencies between engineering, operations, maintenance and integrity.

This enables us to deliver asset management programs for Enterprise Asset Management (EAM), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Computerised Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS).

Our programs deliver exceptional value, fully compliant with your defined requirements and able to underwrite the achievement of operational excellence.

Programs can be created to address a broad spectrum of asset management challenges, ranging from asset data acquisition and interpretation to shutdown planning and optimisation.

Asset performance improvement

Vassallo Associates can identify opportunities for improvement in asset performance and can help to deliver the corresponding changes necessary to fully achieve your objectives.

We utilise a range of tools to strengthen our service offering including:

  • Maintenance optimisation
  • Reliability, Availability and Maintainability (RAM) modelling
  • Reliability improvement programs
  • Materials management and spares optimisation
  • Risk-Based Inspection (RBI) program optimisation
  • Process safety and performance standards for existing operations
  • Condition-based maintenance
  • Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA)
  • Management of change programs and training/knowledge transfer
  • Management of ageing assets and life extension
  • Development and rollout of integrity management programs

Asset management systems

Our asset management systems support will help to establish a robust asset management provision that prevails throughout an asset’s life cycle.

Our solutions cover:

  • Alignment of systems with processes
  • EAM and CMMS support
  • Interface between Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) , CMMS and engineering systems
  • Work management processes
  • Competency assessments
  • Systems evaluation and selection
  • Implementation and ongoing support
  • Training and change management

We have the knowledge and experience to understand the role that processes, information, software, organisations, people and competences play in delivering success in the development, implementation and sustainability of asset management systems.

Asset integrity assurance

With support from Vassallo Associates, you can rest assured that you will achieve an optimised return on investment from your assets, whilst complying to the very highest standards of safety.

We have the capacity to give asset owners and their stakeholders assurance that operational risks are being properly managed and addressed.

Central to this is our process for undertaking a program of recurring detailed integrity reviews that prevail throughout the design development, construction and subsequent operation of an asset to identify integrity-related risks and ensure that they are understood, mitigated and managed.

This process is supported by our Asset Integrity Reporting System (AIRS), a customised database used to capture outcomes from integrity reviews, register risks, monitor mitigation actions and report prevailing integrity status for the asset via a user-friendly dashboard format.

We are also able to service the due diligence requirements of potential asset owners by examining asset integrity prior to an acquisition or transfer of ownership to another party.

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