As technology and information reach into every corner of our world, the availability of critical systems in industrial process and facility management is more important than ever. Uptime and the availability of critical process information is no longer a lofty goal, but is a necessity to remain competitive. Much has been made of uptime with respect to data centers. However, applications exist within industrial and commercial facilities that also merit “mission critical” treatment even if the larger facility as a whole is not viewed as such. Maintaining productivity and overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) requires design and operational practices that maximize uptime. This paper describes those key practices in the context of the facility life cycle.
Protecting your most critical applications from power disturbances ultimately leads to an overall operation that mitigates risk and provides greater business continuity. Maximum uptime depends on technology, trust, and teamwork. For your equipment it pays to invest the time to select a company you can trust. And, for your design and construction partners, it pays to invest in those with the experience and resources to assure timeliness and quality of work.