IBM Maximo for Nuclear Power and its Role in the Nuclear Renaissance
Terry Ray 2700029M8H firstname.lastname@example.org | | Tags:  service-management energy power asset-management nuclear tivoli maximo eam
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I closed my last blog (Oil & Gas: C-Level Perspectives, 10 November 2009) mentioning that in my next blog I would expand the Oil & Gas discussion on the three priorities that will enable Operational Excellence; specifically, standardization, convergence, and collaboration. Well, that is not the case as I want to update you on another important IBM industry – the nuclear power industry.
Last week, Joe Schippert (Product Architect for IBM Maximo for Nuclear Power) and I delivered a presentation for an IBM Service Management Jam. The title of our talk was IBM Maximo for Nuclear Power and its Role in the Nuclear Renaissance.
The term Renaissance means a ‘rebirth’ and I believe that the nuclear industry is truly in a Renaissance as evidenced by the number of new reactors under construction, planned, or proposed. IBM is well positioned to support the Renaissance in that it has been an IT and Industry Solution provider for over 30 years. The Company has extensive experience in consulting (strategy, supply chain, analytics, etc.), systems design, integration, and technology solutions.
As the ‘new’ nuclear build program unfolds, there are many challenges ranging from information management, knowledge management, risk management, technology exploitation, security, supply chain, and regulation. To respond to these challenges, companies must be ‘smarter’ about how they build, operate, and maintain their assets. With advances in technology and collaboration tools, as well as sophisticated sensor networks, deep computing, and analytics, nuclear companies can use smarter designs to build smarter plants, use smarter delivery to get the plants on-line faster, can operate smarter to maximize production, and finally they can achieve smarter maintenance to keep their assets secure, reliable and available.
In a few weeks, IBM will release an updated version of IBM Maximo for Nuclear Power. The key features of the new solutions are 1) corrective action, 2) permits, 3) surveillance testing, 4) configuration change management, 5) equipment groups, and 6) clearances.
For more in-depth details on the Service Management Jam and IBM Maximo for Nuclear Power, please visit the IBM Service Management Resource Center.
Until next time…………