Corrective Action Program Suite (CAPS)
Condition reporting and corrective action processes are vital to safety, reliability, and regulatory compliance. Too often, these processes are addressed by standalone or homegrown systems, or Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) systems that unintentionally complicate the task. A proper Corrective Action Program (CAP) automates the entire life cycle of a condition report.
The Corrective Action Program Suite (CAPS) provides the means for a modern and highly efficient CAP that leverages industry best practices and ensures conformance to facility and regulatory policies. This is especially important for nuclear utilities, which must meet certain regulatory obligations such as 10 CFR 50 requirements for inspections, records, reports and notifications, and the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO) rules for providing easily identifiable events for entry in the INPO Consolidated Event System (ICES) database, and easily identifiable and retrievable data that may impact INPO’s Equipment Reliability Index (ERI). CAPS supports the goals of the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) Efficiency Bulletin 16-10, which aims to reduce the cumulative impact from the corrective action program.
CAPS tightly integrates with your existing EAM and document management systems in real time. This eliminates the challenges of multiple independent databases and data synchronization. CAPS is also designed to reduce the overhead for a CAP, as these programs are increasingly burdened with administrative requirements and process controls. CAPS allows program managers and personnel to spend less time entering, searching for and reporting data, and more time actually correcting adverse conditions. And, it avoids the need to learn and understand multiple EAM system screens and processes that do not directly relate to the CAP process.
It allows for logical ties to the EAM system, taking full advantage of the underlying EAM for field validation, cross referencing and trending of data points, which enables easy identification of problems that are otherwise not easily recognizable.
Improves results throughout the enterprise:
Leverages and extends the capabilities of your EAM system, without customization:
Whether it’s a slippery sidewalk, noisy pump or critical component failure, all plant personnel must have the ability to quickly and accurately create a condition report
Corrective Action Program Coordinators (CAPCOs) and Managers perform review, disposition, trending, and evaluation of corrective actions via CAP Pre-Screening, CAP Screening, and Management Review Meeting workflows.
CAP Assignment Review & Approval, launched from My Open Assignments, allows authorized personnel to review, approve and formally complete assignments, and all necessary information is automatically captured in the EAM system.