Asset care documentation is a critical part of our nuclear engineering services in the nuclear engineering market sector.

How we can help

Asset care services and technical documentation from project conception to completion and into decommissioning.

Our experience and expertise

  1. Plan
  2. Configuration
  3. Build
  4. Commission
  5. Operate and Maintain
  6. Asset Management (ISO55000)
  7. Upgrade, Refurbish, Replace
  8. Decommission

1. Plan

  • Our qualified and experienced NEC3 Project Managers initiate, plan, control and execute projects on time, within budget and to the highest standards.
  • Contracts and finances are closely managed, risk is identified and managed, and disputes are resolved quickly.
  • Our Project Managers are supported by Planning Engineers using Primavera P6 and MS Project to manage estimation and planning, cost control and budget management, scheduling and resource allocation.

2. Configuration

  • Our asset care documentation team is proficient in asset tagging.
  • They use complete and partial data from hard and soft Excel sheets to create and update the Computerised Maintenance Management System (CMMS).
  • Master Equipment Lists are produced and updated, critical spares identified and the Material Masters raised with current lead times, prices etc, using supplier information.
  • Redline Drawings are used to update CAD files and to verify plant configuration.

3. Build

  • We provide installation instructions, detailing quality control and acceptance procedures, safety checks, pre installation tasks, installation procedures, post installation/validation checks, and technical tests.

4. Commission

  • Our commissioning teams make sure all commissioning related activities are undertaken in an efficient, consistent and appropriate manner and that they meet all relevant regulatory and legislative requirements.
  • Our approach allows commissiong to be split into five stages:

Works Commissioning and Testing
Inactive Plant Commissioning
Inactive Safety Commissioning
Active Plant Commissioning
Active Safety Commissioning
These distinct stages collectively take the new plant/equipment into active operation.

  • We develop commissioning logic, robust programmes and plans to meet client requirements.
  • We provide extensive commissioning knowledge aligned to Nuclear Site Licence arrangements, procedures, documentation and commissioning requirements in support of the Intelligent Customer role.
  • Commissioning documents are produced to support all stages of the commissioning process.
  • Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM2) reviews follow a Failure, Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) approach to maintenance tasking and the determining of periodicities.
  • The RCM process underpins all maintenance activities undertaken on the identified system. Asset management activities are also underpinned with an assessment of ageing mechanisms.
  • Risk Assessments highlight the significant hazards and control measures required to prevent injury or ill health while carrying out the task – details are added to the Method Statement documents.
  • Health and Safety plans are produced to record consultation, communication and incident reporting arrangements, training and induction requirements, issue resolution, risk assessment and management, workplace hazard inspections and emergency procedures.

5. Operate & Maintain

  • Documentation includes the full suite of Operation and Maintenance (O&M) Manuals Volumes A, B, C and D which are a legal requirement to support implementation of the Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations 2008 and the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) 1998.
  • All documentation is produced in accordance with BS EN 82079-1:2012 and incorporates any applicable client specific O&M requirements.
  • The production and review of Operating Instructions for the nuclear industry comply with the requirement that the licensee shall ensure that all operations which may affect safety are carried out in accordance with written instructions.
  • Maintenance Instructions for the nuclear industry comply with the requirement that all applicable machinery and equipment must be supplied with instructions for its use. The instructions must provide information for the correct and safe operation of the machinery.
  • Morson Projects produces a full range of documentation to support nuclear plant safety cases. Typical documentation includes Engineering Schedules and Design Assessment Reports. More complex documents such as Plant Modification Proposals are required to meet Site Licence conditions (as required by Legislation in the Nuclear Installations Act 1965). Other deliverables include:

Emergency Instructions
Proof Test Instructions
Operator Instructions
Alarm Response Instructions
Breakdown Instructions
Guidance Instructions
Safety Method Statements
Operator Rounds
Risk Assessments
Scoping Documents
Quality Plans
Lifetime Plans
Equipment Specifications
System Performance Demonstration Documents
Long Term Periodic Reviews

  • We adopt a Systematic Approach to Training (SAT) to fully deliver an end-to-end training solution, which follows the ADDIE (Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation and Evaluation) process.
  • ADDIE is undertaken by a team of training professionals to: analyse the training need, job and task; design and develop training materials and implement (deliver) appropriate classroom, development rig/simulator and plant based training for a variety of disciplines including plant operators, maintainers (electrical/instrument and mechanical), team leaders and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs); evaluate the training and hand over approved Programme Files to the training department on completion
  • We perform Hierarchical Task Analyses to identify O&M deliverables, chair and facilitate workshops to define training implementation plans and schedules which identify the target audience, detailed scope of work and training programme.

6. Asset Management (ISO55000)

  • Condition Assessments are performed to assess, investigate and record asset condition details and are supported by photographs, marked-up drawings and Non-Destructive Testing records as required.
  • Recommendations are made for any system defects, shortfalls or perceived engineering standard issues. The recommendations and data are used to measure or trend/predict system failure, life expectancy and reliability.
  • Spares and Obsolescence issues (where identified) are resolved via existing plant processes. The raising of a Notification of an Asset Care Concern or Issue (NACCI), Technical Query (TQ) and/or attendance at Asset Management Plan (AMP) meetings using company-specified policies form part of an integrated delivery process.
  • Data gathered during the RCM preparation is used to produce an asset hierarchy to sit below the functional area in a CMMS. Morson Projects creates a Master Equipment List (MEL) to aid this process which is used to produce all necessary documentation to upload new or changed assets into the CMMS. Maintenance Prompts for activities identified during the RCM process are created once the new or changed tags are available on the CMMS.

7. Upgrade, Refurbish, Replace

  • In accordance with specified configuration policies and procedures, Morson Projects produces the Configuration Management Implementation Plan (CMIP), conducts evaluation to detailed lines of enquiry and produces the Configuration Baseline Report for the bounded system.
  • Morson Projects has existing arrangements in place to support major projects in the production of System Analysis Reports, CAD drawing revisions and upload to drawing databases.
  • Reviews of the Plant Modification Proposal (PMP) and CMIP are performed to determine the design documentation produced, the types of design documentation requiring update, and the actual design documentation to be updated.
  • The Engineering Authority & Approver is informed of any other drawings or asset schedules which require updating. Job requirements, drawing update requirements and timescales are agreed with the client team, Engineering Authority & Responsible Engineer and any commissioning redline drawings are obtained from the Project Manager.
  • The work package is added to the Morson Projects P6 programme, including start date; target return date; SQEP Resource; plant access requirements.
  • Where required, plant surveys are organised to mark-up changes to drawings and schedules.
  • Our engineers determine whether the Site Plan AutoCAD model and any other drawings require updates. Requests are submitted to the Drawing Registry. The identified drawings are modified and new drawings produced where necessary. Completed drawing packages are verified with stakeholders prior to delivery to the Drawing Updates Team for checking/approval. The package will include: all modified drawings; details of any updated electronic schedules; original red lined mark-ups; full job report.

8. Decommission

  • Method Statements are based on an initial Risk Assessment and detail the way in which a work task or process is to be completed.
  • Although not a legal requirement, they outline the hazards involved and include a step-by-step guide on how to do the job safely, detailing which control measures have been introduced to ensure the safety of anyone who is affected by the task or process.

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