Operational Management is a set of applications used by operations rather than maintenance. There are three main process areas, lineups, clearances and duty stations.
The Lineup Plans application identifies the component positions required for various restoration conditions including the sequence in which locations and assets are configured positionally (open, closed, etc). The Lineups application is an execution instance of a lineup plan and the Lineups Kiosk application is where the operators record the component positions they have just configured and where independent verification can be made by another person who logs in to the same kiosk style application, this is achieved without logging on/off Maximo.
Clearances is the process of tagging and setting component positions that are needed to perform maintenance or other activities requiring a physical tag. Tags are applied and then restored after work has been performed. There is a close coupling of the work order based applications and clearances. The Quick Work Orders, Work Order Tracking and Permits (permit to work) applications can all raise clearance requests and when the tags have been applied operations pass control to those work based applications and maintenance who perform the work, test or inspection. Maintenance personnel use another kiosk style application to sign on to the work order whenever they enter the boundary of clearance protection and to sign off when they exit this clearance area. When work is complete, maintenance will pass control back to operations who restore the component positions and remove the tags. The Clearances Kiosk application is used by operators who are applying or restoring the tags or setting component positions, and also by the operator who is providing independent verification of those activities. The Clearances application can handle simple isolation or lock out/tag out events, or complex ones. The Clearance Groups application is used for tag sharing between clearances belonging to the same clearance group.
Duty stations is a function base role performed on a unit across multiple shifts. The Duty Station Plan application configures what type of activities will be performed on a duty station, for example the measurements and observations, and meter readings that will need to be carried out as part of operator rounds. The duty station plan may be specific to one or more plant modes or a Mode Entry Requirement (MER). The Reading Frequencies application is used to define when readings will take place in a duty cycle. A Duty Station record is created from a duty station plan and is where the shift owner records the activities that have taken place (a narrative log), records the measurements and meter readings, and responds to notifications and objectives. The Duty Stations application supports the turnover process from one shift owner to the next. A notification is any message or action sent to a set of recipients which must be acknowledged by each person. An objective is an order or requirement that must be carried out during a shift operation, for example change plant mode or perform physical tests.