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Maintenance and reliability management

Maintenance and reliability management

TÜV Rheinland offer a number of services to improve the cost effectiveness of maintenance.

The maintenance of plant equipment is a key activity for any producer. The maintenance team must be efficient, cost-effective and flexible.

TÜV Rheinland has extensive knowledge and experience of all aspects of the asset life cycle and can deliver practical, cost-effective solutions to difficult and challenging problems across a wide range of industries.


TÜV Rheinland offers risk-based equipment maintenance policies to maximize reliability and integrity.

Services include:

  • Criticality analysis
  • Risk-based maintenance and Failure Modes and Effects Analysis
  • Preventive maintenance planning and scheduling
  • Spares parts management

TÜV Rheinland can assist companies with their reliability practices, by helping to prevent failure and manage maintenance work.

Shutdown and turnaround management

TÜV Rheinland provides services before, during and after turnarounds to help improve the chances of success for the current and future planned outages.

TÜV Rheinland‘s approach follows a proven model of excellence to deliver successful turnarounds.

Success means doing the 'right event' and executing the 'event right'. Well-managed outages enhance the safety performance, integrity, reliability and efficiency of operations.

Badly managed events have the opposite effect and can also add significant costs.

Operational excellence

Increasing competitive and economic pressures have caused a reduction in in-house experts, leading to increased workload pressure and a loss of vital historic plant knowledge.

This along with ever tightening legislation means that operators often benefit from expert assistance.

TÜV Rheinland technical engineering consultants work in partnership with customers, transferring knowledge to allow the benefits we deliver to be sustained and increased. We identify and implement pragmatic solutions based on technical excellence and industry expertise.

We provide the full solution, from the identification of potential issues, right through to action implementation to ensure benefits are realised.

This benefits our customers by:

  • Reducing risk
  • Optimising costs
  • Improving manufacturing efficiency

TÜV Rheinland helps deliver operational excellence in the key services areas.

Safe, reliable, efficient operations

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Manufacturing improvement

Starting with a clear set of improvement targets (often based on an operational performance assessment) TÜV Rheinland works with manufacturing teams to deliver the desired improvements.

A key element of the TÜV Rheinland approach is to develop the manufacturing organisation's capacity to sustain the benefits delivered and to go on to deliver further improvements.

Benefits arise from areas such as:

  • Waste minimisation
  • Availability and reliability improvements
  • Work reduction
  • Competence development

The TÜV Rheinland approach is based on a unique blend of operational experience and technical knowledge.

Sustainable manufacturing effectiveness

Operational performance assessment

The start point for improving operational effectiveness is to understand the current situation.

The benchmarking approach of TÜV Rheinland is to rapidly assess the manufacturing performance and practices across key manufacturing areas such as waste, product quality and reliability. Gaps versus industry best practice are identified to develop a prioritised list of targeted improvements.

The TÜV Rheinland approach in this area is based on a unique blend of operational experience and technical knowledge.

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