release of SOS now available! Using the .Net platform, SOS is now faster,
even more intuitive and just as effective as it
has always been in optimizing spare parts levels.
Nitrates invests in RCM Turbo and SOS.
of SOS and RCM Turbo within the NSG Group has expanded to Cebrace operations in Chile
These unique float glass facilities are now benefiting from better
maintenance decisions using the Strategic methodologies.
Water is applying SOS to its Waste Water Treatment plants in Bondi and Malabar to identify critical spares and
establish a centralized warehouse in Western Sydney.
Curragh Mine acquires SOS to optimize spares for
this large coal mining site.
Nyrstar Pt Pirie is using SOS to establish and
optimize spares for its $700million dollar expansion of this lead
Golden Bay Cement acquires SOS to optimize spares in
this New Zealand
latest versions of RCM Turbo now included Work Instructions documents
generated in Word for direct output from workgroups. A Work Procedures
module which includes images within the RCM Turbo database is also
Tinto Technology and Innovation have acquired RCM Turbo for analysis of
unique new mining technologies.
new versions of RCM Turbo and SOS are now available to licensed users. The
releases are now v14x.
Post has acquired both RCM Turbo and SOS to improve the reliability of Australia’s
mail processing centres.
over four Queensland Coal mines, the specialist Sedgman
organization acquired RCM Turbo and SOS to standardize practices across its
Pt Pirie in South Australia,
Nyrstar has implemented SOS to identify and
optimize critical spares levels.
has continued to roll out its products within the worldwide sites
of Vale Inco recently receiving commitments to install RCM Turbo at
the Massive MANITOBA complex
implemented SOS at the Nuclear Waste Re processing site in Aiken SC
Strategic Worked in collaboration with Parsons Engineering in planning for
DOE as a result of SOS site work Strategic also implemented RCM Turbo with
Energy Solutions/ Parsons for this critical DOE site
RIO TINTO Talc Division
implemented SOS in their US
operation The Project was a direct outgrowth of Strategic
providing SOS earlier to a sister company Kennecott
Copper at the largest open cut site in the world (it can be easily
discerned from Space.) Rio Tonto Talc are using the new NET BASED SOS SaaS)
Turbo has been selected for this massive project to be completed across the
straits between Sicily
and the Italian mainland.
CDC, a division of Transfield, has purchased RCM Turbo and SOS for
continued work on some of the huge Qatar Petroleum assets.
INFO VENTURE DOHA Qatar has
acquired RCM Turbo and SOS to complete contracts on the QP onshore pipeline
recently completed training in MRO Optimization in Kuwait for the giant KNOC
has recently received several contracts for completion of Reliability work
in the North American sites of HOLCIM cement, including a special interface
between its applications and the SAP PM module (Strategic is a SAP
certified for integration with SAP applications. Holcim
NA already have a Corporate licence for both RCM Turbo and SOS.
ST GOBAIN ISOVER Denmark have implemented
RCM Turbo and SOS and are looking to spread their
Chemical have recently begun to move across to the MSSQL versions of SOS
and RCMT DOW CHEMICAL has a Worldwide licence for
RCM Turbo and SOS "and it complements their IT initiatives"
is ISO 1901 02008 certified and recently completed its annual audit
has begun collaboration with Jacobs Engineering Europe in supporting its
Reliability Work with ESSENT Power Generation sites in the Benelux and also
its Reliability work at E.ON, Europe’s
largest Power Utility.
Brazil (the largest manufacturer of Automobile windows) recently
Installed the MSSQL versions of RCM Turbo and SOS.
Jamaica recently implemented the SOS process at its Jamaica Operations.
has now released a NET based ( SaaS
/Cloud version of its products for a very competitive monthly rental, This
offering will complement our reliability improvement efforts and we
continue to receive orders for INTRANET and traditional standalone systems.
further enable clients to maximize their profits and Reliability, Strategic
is now offering a comprehensive Maintenance Review using its A TEAM - A Total Enterprise Asset
Management product/service review.
is offering a new packaged Review
Expert Questionnaire that will define a Maintenance Audit
that crosses over and reviews all
of the silos of information. Strategic can then, if appropriate also assist
clients to fine tune some of the conclusion to achieve step improvements.
Billiton Olympic Dam has installed RCM Turbo and SOS version 12 in
their Microsoft SQL Server environment.
Rio Tinto Alcan
installs RCM Turbo and SOS version 12 in the Microsoft SQL environment.
Queensland Gas has acquired the Spares Optimisation System for
use at its Condamine Power Station.
Version 12 of both RCM Turbo and SOS released. These versions
support MsSQL Server as well as MySQL Server and include some powerful enhancements to
the work grouping area within RCM Turbo. Version 12 has also been
strengthened to perform well across wide area networks.
RCM Turbo and SOS are now available for use under Microsoft SQL Server.
Strategic has obtained SAP certification for RCM Turbo and SOS. The
methodologies are now “SAP Certified with SAP Applications”.
BHP Billiton’s GEMCO operations acquires
Amcor Fibre Products invests in a corporate licence for RCM Turbo
and SOS at its eleven sites.
RCM Turbo v10.x SQL has now been released and forwarded to clients
worldwide. For more information about this very significant release, email email@example.com
SOS has been implemented at BlueScope Steel in Pt Kembla. This site
is the birthplace of SOS dating back to 1990.
The Spares Optimisation System (SOS) has been acquired by Xstrata
Copper and also by Xstrata Zinc in Mt Isa.
SOS has also been acquired by Worsley Alumina for application to its
very large expansion project.
The new SQL based release of RCM Turbo is in beta testing at User
Due to the unavailability of facilities at the Manly Pacific Novotel arising from a refurbishment, Strategic’s Annual Reliability Conference will be postponed
to later in 2008. Further advice about new dates will be forward to Users
in the near future.
RCM Turbo in SQL format is nearing completion.
This 2007 version is based on the SQL database format
and includes a range of enhancements that ensure RCM Turbo remains the
leading methodology for optimizing maintenance practices.
Users of the SAP PM module will find that RCM
Turbo will include a series of functions that facilitate the transfer of
task and other data between the two systems.
Users of other CMMS systems will also be
accommodated in the new version. Special configuration files will be
provided which allow for the definition of corresponding tables and field
names in any CMMS with those in RCM Turbo. Output and input files can be
generated in a range of formats that will address the requirements of any
The general user interface has changed such that
the equipment ‘tree’ is always visible on the left. Navigation around a database
has been considerably enhanced. There is now a ‘back’ button which takes
you to the last screen used as well as a drop-down history of recently
visited pages. This type of navigation has been made possible by the use of
an ‘Apply’ function to save changes to any record.
There is no longer a need to complete an entire
record anywhere in the system. It is possible to simply enter a PU or MI or
FM number and no other information if required. Incomplete failure mode
records are displayed with a cross-out icon to remind users that there is a
need for further data entry and optimisation of the failure mode.
The Hidden Failure module has been enhanced so
that each element of the analysis is accessed using TABS rather than the
previous screen 1 and 2.
Considerable improvements have been made to the
workflow functions. Now, optimising the frequency of a primary task
‘writes’ the frequency into the Primary Action screen. Thus, when the Auto
Grouping function is used, all failure modes fitting into the specified
grouping criteria will be included in the group with far fewer reminder
errors. If there remain errors in Grouping, a list of these will appear on
the screen as well as in a report so that users can correct any issues
In Auto Grouping, any existing groups and their
full description now appear in a list. This removes any confusion about
tasks which may have already been grouped.
The Update/Optimise Grouped Actions function now
performs additional functions related to the eventual extraction of data
for the CMMS.
The treatment of spares required to perform any
tasks has been enhanced as has the display of Bills of Material. A spares
‘folder’ now appears on the equipment tree under each maintainable item.
Special display functions have been added so that
users can select their own font and colour schemes for the software.
Copy/paste and drag/drop functions have been
added. Now, when failure modes are duplicated within the same productive
unit, ALL optimisation data is retained. When failure modes are duplicated
in a different productive unit, only the failure mode and task information
The Windows functions CTRL/C and CTRL/V have been
The ability to copy and paste between different
databases has been included.
The failure mode library function has been
enhanced considerably both for external, corporate libraries and for
internal file libraries.
Special data import spreadsheets are included
which address the new SQL format.
A powerful conversion program has been
developed to take existing RCM Turbo files and prepare them for use with
the new version. Special data verification processes are included to ensure
the quality of converted files.
The MySQL database comes
with special tools including the MySQL
Administrator and the MySQL Query Browser. The
Administrator allows for User definition as well as providing facilities to
allow read-only and other defined access not just in a global sense but
down to file level. Formal backup and restore facilities are also provided.
The Query Browser allows for the quick generation
of ad-hoc reports of any kind.
Strategic has funded formal SAP certification for RCM Turbo and SOS.
Holcim Cement has acquired a corporate licence for the use of RCM
Turbo and SOS at all of its North American sites.