Implementation of TPM on Roxar’s three-phase closed flow loop.
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This thesis demonstrates how to implement the TPM programme on Roxar’s flow loop. Roxar is a flow measurement technology company and it is a part of Emerson companies’ portfolio. Roxar's manufacturing factory is located in Stavanger Norway and it includes the flow loop. The flow loop consists of test separator, reference system, control system and compressor units and nitrogen generator. Emerson management identified this flow loop as one on Emerson’s critical assets. Therefore; Emerson management decided to include it into the TPM implementation programme. Emerson/Roxar kicked-off the TPM programme prior to the start of the thesis. Therefore, it was important to evaluate where Emerson/Roxar is in the TPM implementation process in order to determine how this thesis can add value. The evaluation indicated that Emerson/Roxar is in an early stage of the TPM programme implementation. The objectives of this thesis were set based on the outcome of above mentioned evaluation. These objectives are the following: develop OEE system; develop equipment criticality analyses; develop methodology to calculate the life cycle cost of new equipment; suggest an implementation plan. Throughout the thesis some systems were developed to calculate the OEE and to rank the equipment with respect to its criticality. Furthermore, the implementation plan and the life cycle calculation methods were developed. The developed systems revealed interesting results, such as the flow loop big losses and mapping the critical and serious equipment per each main function of the flow loop. That said the OEE system is the most interesting result because it is a key tool to identify the potential improvement opportunities. At the end of this thesis, recommendations were made in order to enhance the systems which were developed during the thesis ; enhance the quality process of the data gathering; create a cross-functional team in order to drive the TPM implementation in a rapid manner through the Emerson/ Roxar organization; and finally to improve the operators’ competencies and skills.
Master's thesis in Offshore technology: Industrial asset management