March 21, 2019
Since vision tends to dominate the senses, one of the most effective ways to reduce human error and improve human performance is to maximize visibility of equipment and its conditions. While there are many methods for improving visibility included in any good Conduct of Operations Management System, an effective equipment identification system is a critical element. Equipment needs to be identified to:
It should include general requirements for equipment labelling information and maintenance. For example:
Piping Identification – consistent with ANSI/ASME 13.1
Rotating Equipment Identification
Other Equipment Identification
If you're interested in developing or improving your Equipment Identification System, or any other element of Conduct of Operations, Operational Sustainability® has developed Standards, Procedures, and Field Guides (pocket procedures) for Conduct of Operations elements including Equipment Identification and can provide support and consultation including assessments and/or implementation.