Master Data Build, Management and Optimization

Building for performance excellence

A safe asset is a reliable asset, and a reliable asset depends on reliable master data.

At Add Energy, we utilize our cross industry expertise and experience to help plants build and optimize master data, providing a quality assured and proven approach to efficient and effective asset management.

Utilizing Add Energy's engineering team to develop or optimize a maintenance and integrity management regime is proven to unlock the following benefits:

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Save time

Save up to 30% on time and cost required to complete a build through use of proven processes and master data build technology
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Master data build software

Gain access to our highly effective proprietary master build software to adhere to a safe, automated and transparent “blockchain process” for data build and optimization

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Independent expertise

Assure you do the right maintenance, at the right time, with the right materials - no more, no less; offering best value for money, derived from independent experts
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World class solutions

Gain access to world class maintenance standards developed by one of the largest pools of asset management subject matter experts in the industry
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Tested and scalable

Utilize a tried and tested scalable solution which has been successfully implemented across oil and gas, power generation, renewable, utility, marine, mining and manufacturing facilities
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Cost effective

We are uniquely placed to offer cost effective solutions to the development of asset management, maintenance and integrity strategies, commercially off the shelf - adapted to the client environment

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How we can help

We provide an end-to-end master build, management and optimization solution across the lifecycle of a plant, ranging from the initial build all the way through to decommissioning and disposal, covering:

  • Electronic tag extraction from engineering drawings
  • Functional location hierarchy development
  • Equipment type coding and criticality assignment
  • Maintenance strategy and task list development and/or allocation
  • Equipment BoM and maintenance BoM linking and assignment
  • Work order schedule optimization
  • Generation of zero error client specific CMMS/EAM or ERP data upload files
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New Build Plant

A full maintenance, integrity and materials management regime build developed alongside the physical build to assure readiness for start-up
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Existing Operational Plant

An optimization or rebuild of an existing maintenance, integrity and materials management regime to unlock efficiencies and ensure usability
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Plant Upgrade and Modifications

Replicate new equipment in the CMMS/EAM or ERP and apply the associated maintenance, integrity and materials management regime

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Plant Life Cycle Management

Rationalization and update of maintenance, integrity and materials management program to align to the phase in the assets operational life
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Acquisitions, Mergers and New Systems

To facilitate the migration and transfer of a maintenance, integrity and materials management regime from one, or multiple systems to another
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Assuring Mater Data Quality

To enable effective Data Management of Change (MoC) by monitoring your data to ensure it is maintained to the corrects standards to avoid data quality drifts that undermine the proficiency of the CMMS/EAM or ERP

How we deliver

Our team of multidisciplinary master data build experts can transact in multiple CMMS’, EAMs and ERPs. We are conversant in SAP, Maximo, IFS, Engica, AMOS and others.

We work in partnership with new and existing operating plants through a variety of delivery models:

Do it for you

Add Energy will manage and deliver the entire maintenance and integrity build, from data compilation from EPC’s or systems to upload of the regime to the CMMS/EAM or ERP. Utilizing a team of dedicated and qualified build professionals and software, Add Energy will engage with you at key stage gates in the project, to ensure operations readiness and assurance is achieved alongside your maintenance and integrity team who will own and sustain the result.

Do it with you

Add Energy can integrate as part of a client's internal master data build team, providing the existing team with a capability upgrade through expert advice, manpower, best in class data standards and strategies required for a successful, optimized and sustainable build. We can also act as the primary integrator with the EPC to assure the required engineering data is obtained in the correct format and is aligned with expected standards in a timely manner, to create a quality master data build. We have successfully delivered this support both remotely and on site.

License our software to you

Add Energy has developed a blockchain approach master data builds in the form of a collaborative, cloud-based data build software - Effio™, which is available for licensing. Effio™ is capable of saving up to 30% on time required to complete a build or optimization project, helping ensure a cost-effective, timely and quality solution. Providing full control over master data and management of change.

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Advise you

Our subject matter experts can be contracted on an adhoc basis for advice on strategy and implementation tactics. This can range from maintenance philosophy facilitation to a 3rd party review of an existing or ongoing build. With experience of delivering over 200 master data build and optimization projects, our team can offer valuable insights and recommendations on how to assure the master data and subsequent maintenance and integrity regime is set up for success and sustainability.


Award-winning asset management software designed by maintenance, integrity, and materials management experts

Through decades of consulting and delivery of maintenance and asset performance improvement programs, Add Energy has significantly invested into the research and development of a suite of asset management and optimization software solutions, which have been built in house and in collaboration with industry and academia.

Add Energy’s value driven approach to developing optimized maintenance and integrity management regimes has achieved impressive results:

  • We are the contract holder of the worlds largest maintenance build and optimization project for BP, covering over 2 million tags worldwide

  • Our Effio™ software is capable of saving up to 30% on time required to complete a build or optimization project when compared to traditional methodologies

  • We have delivered over 200 maintenance build and optimization projects globally, across multiple industries, showcasing our tried and tested approach

Key contacts

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Susan Steyn

Vice President

The Americas

The Caribbean

Andrew Gardiner

Andrew Gardiner

Sales Manager

Asset and Integrity Management


Middle East

Afia McClenaghan

Afia McClenaghan

Business Development Manager

The Americas


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Asset and Integrity Management Blog

Harnessing proven training solutions to enhance skill and ability within your maintenance and reliability workforce

21 Jul 2021

Harnessing proven training solutions to enhance skill and ability within your maintenance and reliability workforce

Training is often one of the first budgets to be sacrificed during corporate cost-cutting initiatives, and although it will deliver immediate cost reduction results, a lack of investment in this area is proven to lead to increased risk and spend later on.

To hold on to training budgets, or obtain new training budgets amid a cost-conscious environment it is important to correctly identify and prioritize training programs based on the perceived risk of not providing adequate competency assurance initiatives.

Last month, Add Energy’s Afia McClenaghan hosted a panel discussion with senior asset management professionals on how to drive performance and optimize costs through upskilling initiatives.

During the event, leaders from international energy producers including Canlin Energy, BP and Keyera Corporation discussed real-life challenges relating to this topic and shared proven tactics they would recommend for unlocking the potential of your maintenance and reliability workforce.

How to improve plant performance and profitability through a data-driven, corporate approach to maintenance management

24 Jun 2021

How to improve plant performance and profitability through a data-driven, corporate approach to maintenance management

Safe, efficient, and effective asset management is dependent on an optimized maintenance and integrity management regime, built using an optimized approach and the right tools to develop structured, and quality master data. 

Getting this foundation element wrong will quickly be magnified in poor work execution, rework and extended lost production, directly impacting OPEX. 

A step-by-step guide to developing and enriching your Bill of Materials (BoMs)

21 Jun 2021

A step-by-step guide to developing and enriching your Bill of Materials (BoMs)

Accurate and reliable equipment and maintenance Bill of Materials (BoMs) are crucial for assuring the correct equipment, with the correct specifications are procured in a timely and cost effective manner. A highly functional BoM will include a comprehensive list of materials, components and instructions required to build, replace or maintain a piece of equipment. 

When BoM data is incomplete, outdated or incorrect, this can incur costly issues that could very easily be avoided. Focusing on enriching and verifying your BoM data is proven to unlock significant efficiency gains across the entire operations of a plant, and should be one of the first steps that plant operators should consider when looking for opportunities to improve performance. 

We recently caught up with Iain Wood, Add Energy’s Materials Manager, who has shared key insights from the world of BoM development and enrichment. In this blog, Iain shares advice on how to recognize indicators that could signify the need to improve your BoMs, the benefits of doing this, and a proven, step-by-step process to follow for developing and enriching your BoM data for optimal return on investment (ROI).

What are the common signs and symptoms that could signify the need to improve your BoM data?

  • “Holding obsolete stock - Holding parts for equipment that is no longer required could result in having significant capital tied up unnecessarily. A big cause of this is equipment becoming obsolete, and BoMs not being updated to reflect this condition change. When this happens, the part is believed to be still required and will tie up valuable space and resources to store and preserve it in the warehouse.
  • “Inflated procurement costs - On the other end of the spectrum, if equipment has never been identified as part of a BoM, but is actually required, this can result in direct purchasing from manufacturers at the last minute, as they are not readily available in the inventory. It is common for last minute orders to be required at short notice, and this is often reflected in the cost. Expediting orders in this way is extremely inefficient, costly, and can also cause delays in maintenance and extended periods of outage.
  • “Holding excess stock - Equipment manufacturers, vendors or EPC contractors tend to often recommend as many spares as possible be included in a BoM, as they will make profit from this. To avoid being left with surplus stock and tying cash up unnecessarily, these recommendations should go through a 3rd party review and verification process whereby the SPIRs/SPILs are reviewed by both the plants materials and maintenance specialists, to determine what is actually required for your specific plant.

What are the benefits of developing and enriching BoMs?

“Well maintained BoMs should provide a source of truth for multiple teams across the business, and provide a reliable list of spares required to effectively maintain and operate equipment throughout its lifecycle. They are ultimately the foundation for smooth, efficient operations, with significant benefits felt across inventory, maintenance and procurement teams.

Inventory and procurement-related benefits:

  • Assuring the correct spare is ordered
  • Minimizing the need for direct purchasing and last minute orders, which saves costs
  • Reduction of excess inventory 
  • Potential to sell spares that are not required, and get money back or credit notes for vendors
  • Reducing rental costs and warehouse footprint, if less spares are required
  • The ability to easily determine if non-moving stock is required for an active asset
  • The ability to identify similar items or equipment where individual materials can be standardized or substituted

Maintenance-related benefits:

  • Faster and accurate execution of both planned and unplanned work
  • Less preservation maintenance required, as there is less stock
  • Minimized risk of shutdowns
  • Ability to plan maintenance effectively, assuring the right spare is available for maintenance 
  • Avoid delays in maintenance, causing unhealthy maintenance backlog

The step-by-step process to developing and enriching BoMs:

“A BoM development and enrichment project is a timely and resource heavy initiative to run internally. For plant operators who want to unlock the benefits associated with accurate and reliable BoM data, but don't have the resources internally to do this, outsourcing this work to a team of specialists is a highly efficient option.

“In addition to shifting the burden of the work to an external specialist, this tactic can also bring additional benefits relating to cost, turnaround time and quality. 

Achieving safety integrity assurance and performance excellence through a data-driven maintenance improvement project

14 Jun 2021

Achieving safety integrity assurance and performance excellence through a data-driven maintenance improvement project

A high performing plant is one that is safe, efficient, reliable, and profitable and there are many critical success factors that come into play when it comes to striving for excellence.

The philosophies cascading into the management systems and processes influences all 4 elements of what it takes to be a high performer. Without a meticulously designed and executed CMMS resulting from this, plants are subject to increased risk of equipment failure, loss of production, and excessive maintenance costs – which will directly impact the safety integrity and performance of the plant.

To truly optimize a plant’s maintenance and materials regime and unlock the associated benefits that come with it, it is key to build this regime using reliable, structured, and quality master data. Realizing the need to have this in place, Add Energy were contracted by an international energy company to deliver a global maintenance optimization project where we were tasked with enriching the CMMS data and optimizing the maintenance management regime, and associated spare parts in excess of 1.3 million equipment tags.

The challenge

To assure the right level of preventative and predictive maintenance and inspection, on the right equipment, was being done with the right materials, at the right time – no more, no less. Achieved through:

The top 4 barriers preventing your ability to achieve efficient warehouse management

02 Jun 2021

The top 4 barriers preventing your ability to achieve efficient warehouse management

Efficient and effective warehouse management relies on good quality and accurate data, fit for purpose processes and technology and a competent team. When any of these key success factors are compromised, a business is likely to experience:

  • Wasted expenditure
  • Time delays
  • Production deficits
  • Poor productivity
Iain Wood is the Materials Manager at Add Energy and throughout his 30+ year career in the materials sector, he has gained firsthand experience of the headaches and issues that can occur when striving to effectively manage and track down items in a warehouse. In this blog, Iain discusses the main barriers that could be preventing you from achieving efficient and effective warehouse management, and the impact these challenges can have on a business when they are not managed correctly.

1. Poorly managed preservation maintenance

“For some items, preservation maintenance is required to assure they function as they should when they are required.

“The requirements for conducting preservation maintenance can make it difficult to keep track of the locations of critical items due to the maintenance log needing to be manually updated on a regular basis to reflect their condition change, I.e., their location or maintenance being completed. Some businesses may have specialist workshops miles away from the main warehouse, meaning stock that requires specialist preservation maintenance is subject to movement and therefore loss of control.

“If these condition changes are not updated in the digital inventory management system, or CMMS, this may result in items not being able to be located, confusion on whether it is available for use and exposure to risk, because the warehouse team are unsure if the item is safe for use because there is no record of it being maintained whilst in the warehouse, as per its requirements.

“In addition to this, in my experience, poorly managed preservation maintenance can also cause stock to perish quicker over time because there are no triggers or notifications for maintenance requirements, which may result in premature failure of equipment once installed and the need to replace the part at late notice, at a premium price point.”

6 ways to save time and money in materials and spare part management, using your CMMS

25 May 2021

6 ways to save time and money in materials and spare part management, using your CMMS

The computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) is a vital tool for achieving effective and efficient maintenance and materials management. Having good quality, accurate and structured master data linked to functional locations and maintainable items within the asset register enables maintenance and materials management to be cost-effective and highly productive. 

In this blog post, our team of experienced materials and spares management experts share top tips on how to get the most out of your CMMS to unlock efficiency gains…

How to drive performance and optimize costs by unlocking the potential of your maintenance and reliability workforce

21 May 2021

How to drive performance and optimize costs by unlocking the potential of your maintenance and reliability workforce

Unlocking the potential of your maintenance and reliability workforce through competency improvement programs is proven to minimize exposure to risk, boost company performance and optimize costs.

This year, Add Energy’s Country Manager for Canada, Afia McClenaghan has been invited to lead a panel discussion on this topic at the Operational Excellence in Energy, Chemicals and Resources summit, starting on June 1st, 2021.

Overcoming common challenges associated with aging plants

18 May 2021

Overcoming common challenges associated with aging plants

An aging plant is one that has typically been operating over several decades and is likely to have gone through significant changes, ranging from modifications to expansions and design changes. As the asset gets older, there are several challenges that will inevitably arise, such as over or under maintained equipment, difficulties purchasing spare parts or changes in operating conditions that can lead to corrosion, erosion, mechanical damage, and other late life degraded failures. 

Danny McGowan, Operations Manager at Add Energy, has 30+ years' experience in the oil and gas industry and has worked on asset management and process safety improvements projects for several aging assets throughout his career. In this blog post Danny discusses the top common challenges associated with aging assets and provides helpful tips on how to overcome them.