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Inspection Points for Equipment

Hi Team,

Can anybody tell me what is the best solution for quality inspection for the below screnario?

I have a equipment which is a structure (steel/iron structure with 100 welded joints) which will undergo quality inspection every year for 20% of 100 welded joints (which are 20 welded joints in this case) and the inspection will be completed in 5 years (first 20 welding joints in first year, next 20 welded joints in next year and next 20 joints in next year and so on upto 5 years and then again inspection process repeats), inspection lot may be created from the maintenance order, however, system should generate the maintenance order with inspection lot for the first 20 welding joints which needs to be inspected for the first year and the next maintenance order should contain the next 20 welded joints which needs to be inspected for the next year and son on.

I believe we can create equipment/functional locations as inspection points in the system and maintenance orders with inspection lots to record the results similar to calibration process, however, if the equipment has 100 welded joints and all these 100 joints needs to be inspected (not the equipment inspection) similar to calibration process, how can we inspect all these welded joints?

Please note inspection is done for only two inspection characteristics (quantitative)

Regards,

SAP PM Consultant

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    Feb 08 at 09:54 AM

    Hi,

    Since inspection is performed on the welded joints rather than equipment.

    Please try mapping welded joints as PRT equipment and then you can carry on calibration cycle on them.

    Your maintenance cycle can have mapping of frequency of 1 yr, 2 year, 3 year and so on.

    Regards,

    SAP PM

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    • Hi Shobha,

      Thanks for the response. I believe welded joints can not be created as a PRT equipment right? because these are not individual pieces of equipment and all these welded joints are in one big structure which is nothing but one equipment. I agree with you inspection can be carried out similar to calibration process, however, in the first call, only 20 welded joints needs to be inspected and in the second call next 20 and so on 100% will be completed in five years, but in the sixth year, again the first 20 welded joints shall be inspected.

      Is there any other solution for welded joints inspection for the above scenario?

      Regards,

      SAP PM Consultant

  • Feb 13 at 08:19 AM

    Hi,

    I don't think there is a direct solution for your scenario, because these are Inspection Points, also using calibration process.

    I guess you can try using Measurement points (Inspection Points) for the equipment's, when you take the reading based on upper and lower limit values, you can trigger an Order for the same using User Exit IWRC001.

    In case if you want to use through maintenance planning. Create a plan for the Equipment, you can enter measurement documents during confirmation IW41.

    Regards

    Terence

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  • Feb 13 at 12:36 PM

    Create 5 separate 5 yearly plans/items each with 20% of the checks.

    You could try putting all the items in the same plan, but with a 1 year offset (strategy plan).

    PeteA

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    • Hi Peter,

      5 separate plans can be created as mentioned above, however, the welded joints (inspection points) needs to be defined in the system.

      I believe these can not be created as a functional location or equipment or a material as these welded joints are not pieces of equipment.

      Is there any approach to define the welded joints as inspection points in the system?