ESS has provided tailored maintenance and engineering asset care solutions to the oil and gas industry for over 19 years. Our goal is to improve overall operational performance through people and processes by unlocking your installed productive capacity and implementing systematically lasting improvements, giving you an improved competitive position and regulatory compliance.
ESS’s customers are leaders in a range of industries, including oil and gas, manufacturing, and food and drink. We work with your people to improve your maintenance function and get the best from your physical assets.
Plant asset care and maintenance consultancy services
Founded in 1991, ESS views maintenance / engineering asset management as an opportunity to improve equipment up-time, increase profitability and ensure the long-term competitiveness of a plant.
We achieve these goals by offering our customers a range of consultancy services, ranging from asset-care evaluations to maintenance strategy development, conditioning-based maintenance (CBM) services to spare parts evaluations and resilience studies. In addition, we offer:
- Maintenance evaluations
- Stores / spare parts evaluations
- Continuous maintenance improvement (CMI) service
- Resilience studies
- Resource outsourcing
- Outsourced maintenance
- Single-minute exchange of die (SMED)
- F-gas and ozone-depleting substances (ODS) regulation compliance
Offshore maintenance and engineering asset management training courses
The training division of ESS has developed an asset management master-class specifically designed for maintenance and engineering personnel in the oil and gas industry, designed to teach new skills and maintenance best-practice ways of thinking.
Our maintenance and engineering courses are designed to be interactive with group discussions and case studies. As delegates are drawn together from a range of industries, our courses offer a unique opportunity to network and share experiences.
Our training courses, which are run as both public and on-site customised courses, include but are not limited to the following:
- Effective shutdown planning / turnaround management
- Condition-based maintenance (CBM)
- Maintenance planning and scheduling
- Excellence in spare parts inventory management
- Root cause analysis (RCA)
- Reliability improvement
- Criticality in asset management
- Leadership skills / managing your technical team
- Overall equipment effectiveness (OEE)
- Preventive maintenance (PM)
- Refrigeration systems training for technicians and crafts
- Total productive maintenance (TPM)
- Ammonia awareness
Effective shutdown planning / turnaround management
It is a widely known fact that effective turnaround management pays huge dividends in the offshore industry in delivering superior plant performance and reliability while controlling maintenance / overhaul costs.
The ESS course is designed around a model of excellence in turnarounds developed over a number of years and is used to successfully train managers, engineers and supervisors involved in the maintenance of large plants around the world.
The course consists of nine modules that together cover all aspects of turnaround management from the high-level business considerations necessary to set the event within an effective framework to the very detailed aspects of efficient planning and execution of the event.
Failure modes effects and criticality analysis training courses
Failure modes effects and criticality analysis (FMECA) is a technique that allows the most appropriate maintenance tasks to be selected for equipment, and has been successfully applied to a wide range of industries, including oil and gas.
FMECA is best carried out by the people who know their plant and equipment the best – the operators and technicians. This course gives a basic understanding of the technique and how it should be applied and put to use cost effectively.
Root-cause analysis training courses
“‘Small’ repeat failures cause around 50% of plant downtime.” ESS’s practical, two-day root-cause analysis (RCA) seminar will show you how to tackle your chronic failures more effectively, as well as highlighting the tools needed to address any one-off or acute failures.
RCA training focuses on avoiding costs and minimising losses by getting to the root causes of problems and failures, and solving them once and for all with permanent solutions. Losses can be avoided by adopting a structured problem-solving approach.
Group exercises and real-life case study examples will be used to bring this important subject to life and emphasise important points.