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Equipment & Serial Number Management.

Hi All,

I have a typical scenario which is generally followed in process industries:

Equipments are installed in different functional locations within a maintenance plant.

Each equipment has its own equipment number alongwith serial number.

When an equipment is failed then it is dismantled and brought to storage location. One another similar equipment which was maintained as material in stores (there is no equipment master maintaied in system for this yet) is moved and installed in place of failed equipment in that functional location. This replacement equipment (basically a material from stores with another serial number).

My requirement is, for the same equipment number the equipment master should be able to show me both the serial numbers that was used (failed & replaced) alongwith its usage period and history details. Is there a way to map this in SAP?

I hear from others that this is not possible as the equipment and its serial number are unique in SAP.

Kindly post your valuable suggestions so as to bring clarity to this issue that I am facing.

Many thanks in advance.

Kannan J

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    Posted on Dec 22, 2007 at 01:44 PM

    Hello Shiv,

    You have to maintain the equipment structure to track the usage history of the subequipment in the system..History for material with serial number cannot be tracked in PM unless you have defined a equipment master for the same..Ofcourse you can track the material documents for the material without equipment master..You can make the configuration as whenever you create a new serial number create a equipment for the same..

    Thanks

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    Posted on Dec 26, 2007 at 03:47 PM

    Kannan,

    1. y don't u generate the equipment code for the units in stock?

    2. y do u want 2 maintain the same equipment when the serial number changes? I assume that for your company you are mapping the equipment and the serial number at the same level. What I mean to ask is if your equipment is at a slightly higher level than the serial no.? because of which though the serial no. changes the equipment number you wish to retain. Even then the serial no. shud be a sub equipment. Something wrong in the entire structure. Take care if this is not done properly there will be problems in generating meaningful and good reports.

    Still, if you r sure u need this serial number can be changed for an equipment number. I think this change will reflect in the usage history if you make setting too include the SERNR field for history usage.

    Serial number can be changed in the equipment master. I think it is in the second menu option in the menu bar.

    Bala

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    Posted on Dec 26, 2007 at 11:53 AM

    Try creating serialised material of those equipments and to maintain them use Refurbishment Orders this will help to know the stock(equipment) under maintenance(equipment) and stock in production.

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