The Job Plans application is a template for the work instructions and estimates of labor, materials, services and tools that are applied to a work order to create a work plan. The Job Plan application has been extended in a small way so that job plans for permits can be distinguished from those for work orders.
Job Plans are applied directly to a work order, or indirectly when a Preventive Maintenance (PM) record generates a work order. The main work order application is called Work Order Tracking and Maximo for Nuclear Power has extended this core application in a number of ways.
- When a work order is generated from a PM it can apply an Impact Plan that can also generate a set of Permits. For other work types an impact plan can be created directly in the application, either being copied from an impact plan template or a previous working impact plan. Additional permits can be generated from the working impact plan.
- A surveillance work order may be generated from a PM record which acts as a template for it, it will have a work type of SUR. Surveillance tests are often performed on multiple related assets and locations. Before completing the work order you need to indicate whether the tests were satisfactory or not, or whether they were only partially successful. Completion codes are entered, and if necessary, retest work orders created.
- A work order can request clearance protection when the work requires one or more tags or components to be isolated so that the work can proceed safely. One or more clearance requests can be created for the work order to identify the nature of the clearances needed. The clearance process can then be followed on the work order until operations are ready to hand-over to maintenance, who accept this via a process called craft approval. Each member of the maintenance team will sign on/off as they enter/exit the clearance protection area. When all work has been completed the maintenance team releases the work order back to operations.
- Clearances can be simple, or they may require many tags, sometimes multiple tags per location or asset. If many components have been isolated, then the process of application and restoration may be quite involved. Sometimes a temporary lift of some tags is needed in order to carry out tests. There may be multiple revisions of the clearance to mimic real-world scenarios and at each revision the maintenance team need to reassess boundary changes identified in the revision. Clearances and Work Order Tracking applications have been tightly coupled to cope with both simple and complex clearances.
- An impact plan or clearance can cause the scope of the work order to be locked. If required and if a person has appropriate privileges the work order scope can be unlocked so that changes can be made, the work order scope returns to locked state when the changes are saved.
- A work order can be the subject of a commitment created in the Commitment Tracking application, or the subject of a Limiting Condition for Operation (LCO) or a Retest referenced in the LCO Tracking application, or a work order can be placed under corrective action control from a Condition Report.
- Fields are copied to the work order from the location, asset or PM record in order to support Standard Nuclear Performance Model (SNPM) reporting.
The Quick Work Orders application is used to document activities that do not support physical work and to manage other work processes that require clearance protection. Quick work orders are created with a work type of ADMIN (administration). These work orders are not planned, and do not consume materials or other resources. The application has a reduced set of functionalities, but you can raise clearance requests and process the clearance from when it is handed-over through sign on/off processes to the eventual release of the clearance back to operations.
The Quick Reporting application is a set of functionalities designed for work order completion. The version of the application provided as part of Maximo for Nuclear Power differs from the core application in only minor ways. It is ideal for inspections and rounds performed against a work order as opposed to the rounds performed as part of Duty Station activities. It may be the main application used by technicians of the facilities department of a nuclear plant.