Spidex Software is delighted to announce that its Mainsaver CMMS has been selected by the Science and Technology Facilities Council. Mainsaver will be deployed to support best-practice management of maintenance on electrical systems at STFC’s ISIS neutron and muon source facility in Harwell, Oxfordshire.
ISIS is an accelerator-based neutron source, visited by scientists from across the globe to study materials at the atomic level using the technique of “neutron scattering”. This process makes possible greater understanding of the inherent properties of materials and thereby enables the creation of new materials tailor-made for specific purposes.
STFC’s Rutherford Appleton Laboratory is located on the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus. The Rutherford site contains over 100 buildings and approximately 30 of them are part of the ISIS facility. The largest of the ISIS buildings is roughly the size of three football pitches and contains extensive electrical infrastructure, including complex large-scale assets like substations, LV distribution boards and water plant. There are 250 doors in the Access Control inventory alone.
Following installation and Mainsaver system training, the first step will be to set up a systematic PM schedule in the CMMS based on asset types. This, combined with recording in Mainsaver of corrective works, is expected to provide the means to conduct building-by-building analysis of where maintenance activity should be concentrated.
Spidex Software’s Managing Director Jonathan Starling commented; “We are delighted to have the opportunity to work in a such a world-leading research facility as ISIS. Spidex welcomes STFC as a customer and we look forward to a long and happy working relationship.”
(Picture credit: STFC)