FTM™, short for Fault
Tree Maintenance™, has rapidly captured the attention of many leading
industries around the world. This comprehensive CMMS (Computerized
Maintenance Management System) software solution enhances profitability of
your business through helping you achieve Total Plant Reliability.
FTM™ offers you world class asset management practices such as
Condition Based Maintenance (CBM), Condition Monitoring (CM), and Root Cause
Failure Analysis (RCFA) to achieve Total Plant Reliability.
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|"We have been using FTM™
for the last 3 years. It has been very useful in analyzing Machine
Breakdown problems and Preventive Maintenance."
|FTM™ is a world class CMMS software package for
a variety of industries. It has evolved over the past 5 years to become a
robust application which can be adapted to a wide range of Engineering and
FTM™ focuses on several important areas:
- Plant Technical Database
- Business Process Re-engineering
- Documentation Flow
- Resource Management
- Extensive Decision Support Capabilities
FTM™ helps you to streamline the following activities:
Covers information on
the timings, Fault and Causes, Complaint, Type of the Job, such as
Opportunity Maintenance, Corrective Actions taken, Delay reasons,
Attended by, Spares consumed and Spares
recycled, and other relevant information.
- Preventive Maintenance (PM):
A simple comprehensive, and configurable Module, helps you define -
your own types and categories of PM, list out the various Checklist
Activities, PM Schedule generation, facility to re-schedule your PM's,
easy to tune the Checklist as per the problems being faced, helps in
building a Continuous Improvement Process.
- Routine Maintenance Jobs:
Any job which consumes your resources, might be on a Machine or
anywhere in the plant, such as Painting, Routine Maintenance
Activities, Lubrication, and other activities not specifically
classified under Breakdowns or PM.
- Instrument and Gauge Calibration:
You can list all the Instruments required for Calibration, and can
prepare your own calibration Checklists on the lines of Preventive
Maintenance activities. Generates schedules, maintains the status and
thus helps in follow up.
- Repairs Shop Management:
Generally every maintenance department has its own repairs shop where
they perform repair activities on the spares and assemblies or
sub-assemblies. This could be done inside the plant or given to an
outside agency. Activity planning, work done and cost of repairs is
- Online Job Request Management:
This helps the Production personnel to generate the Work Requisition
online directly into FTM™. This will enable to make the flow of
information and work more streamlined. A user will also be able to see
the Pending and Completed jobs related to his department on his
- Machine Reconditioning and Modification:
Planning a Reconditioning and Modification, Scheduling the same and
then maintaining execution details can be accomplished in FTM™.
- Condition Monitoring:
The best way to be Proactive is to monitor the health of the Plant and
Machinery by monitoring sensitive parameters that indicate their
health. The Condition Monitoring Module in FTM™ enables you to evolve a
practical Predictive Maintenance system for your plant, based on the
past fault data and present plant health.
- Utility Equipment Management:
Any Plant Engineering and Maintenance department is incomplete without
the management of Utility equipment such as the Generators, Electrical
Feeders or Sub Stations, Compressors, Boilers, and other such
equipment. FTM™ helps in centralizing the information of these
equipments, thus enabling you to effectively monitor and maintain
- Manpower Scheduling:
FTM™ helps you to plan your monthly shift allocation and scheduling so
as to effectively be available when required for the Plant. You can
define various Maintenance Groups or Plant Departments and the
personnel working under them.
- Spares Management:
FTM™ can also be linked to a comprehensive Inventory system for the
Maintenance department, in case you are maintaining your own Stores.
Covers all the related activities and provides inventory control
reporting for effective management. As per the requirement, the system
can also cover Indenting and Purchase to make it into a complete
Management System for Indirect Materials.
- Department Administration:
All other departmental activities, such as Cash purchases, Conveyance,
Travel, Contractor Work Order Management, Returnable Delivery
Vouchers, and all other such non-technical activities are covered
under this module.
- Your Knowledge Base:
Provides a Centralized Knowledge Based System to your Organization
- Stronger Systems:
Sets Key Performance Indicators for your Assets and Resources
- Simplified Workflow:
Eases the management of unplanned Work Requests, by improving your
Work Flow and Documents flow, especially during Emergencies and ISO/QS
- Proactive Approach:
Helps you organize dynamic Preventive Maintenance Schedules offering a
Responsive or Condition Based Maintenance rather than a Reactive one
- Spares Availability:
Minimizes the use of consumables and spares, to offer you more control
on critical spares and their availability
- Healthy Plant:
Helps you in timely maintenance of these Assets, to achieve 100%
availability when required
- Customer Satisfaction:
Plays a key role in your Process for Continuous Improvement, in
achieving Overall Equipment Effectiveness and unhindered Quality
|"With the help of FTM™ we have been able to keep a close
watch on key indicators like downtime and frequency of various important
Production facilities. This has also won us the "Exceed
Expectations" award for 1999"
Chief of Mechanical Maint.
The Indian Seamless Metal
|"... earlier we were maintaining
the machine history of each machine in one notebook, and analysis of
a group of similar machines was very difficult. Whereas with FTM™, it
is very easy and simple. It integrates all the various activities of
Maintenance quite well..."
|The main modules are classified under various
groups depending upon the functionality:
- Entire Technical Database of the Plant covering all Assets
- Machine Breakdown Maintenance
- Dynamic Preventive Maintenance
- Instrument and Gauge Calibration
- Machine Reconditioning and
- Miscellaneous Maintenance Jobs
- Spare Repairs
- Utility Monitoring and Management, such as Electrical
Feeders, Diesel Generator Sets, etc.
- Condition Monitoring that can
eventually lead to a practical Predictive Maintenance system
- Material Accounting and Inventory Management
- Purchase Module
- Work Order & Request Monitoring
- Annual Maintenance Contracts
& Opportunity Maintenance
- Effective M.I.S. for effective
Decision-Making. Reports can be exported to popular formats and also
emailed directly through the system
|When you realize that your maintenance budget
can account for 8 to 15% of your operating costs, you can see how FTM™
can stretch every budgeted penny to the maximum. You know how important
cost is as a catalyst to bring about better business practices. FTM™
enables you to achieve the best Asset Management Practices to boost plant
reliability, economy and efficiency. FTM™ focuses the limelight on
profit through maintenance activities.
As an example, say the percentage of your machine downtime costs per
year is around 2%. By using FTM™, if you reduce the downtime by even
0.5%, that translates into a 0.5% increase in production. This increase in
profitability itself more than pays for the cost of FTM™ in the first
year. Factor in all the other time you save in decision making, reporting
and tasks related to maintenance, and you will see that the picture starts
looking very good indeed!
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