There are numerous factors that determine whether your asset hierarchy is structured to support efficient maintenance practices. Aligning your asset hierarchy with an international standard such as ISO 14224, RDS-PP, or KKS can help you set specific guidelines about what data needs to be collected, avoid confusion amongst maintenance technicians, and prevent inconsistencies across your facilities. This helps you to efficiently collect accurate reliability and maintenance (RM) data for equipment in all your facilities during their operational lifecycle.

When Should You Implement an International Standard?

Implementing an international standard is always a beneficial endeavor. However, if you are planning an EAM migration then this is an optimal time to consider restructuring your asset hierarchy and aligning it with an international standard such as ISO 14224, RDS-PP or KKS. Doing so ensures that the data you migrate from your current CMMS or EAM system to your new EAM is accurate and structured to support good maintenance practices.


Issues of Facilities Building Their Own Asset Hierarchies

One of the main problems with an asset hierarchy that is not aligned with an international standard is the lack of a set structure across all facilities. Letting each facility organize their own hierarchy can be problematic. Finding similar objects at different facilities may be difficult because they are all located in different places and in various parts of the hierarchy. This is a big problem if you are trying to roll out new reliability initiatives, use IIOT for condition monitoring, or leverage big data across your enterprise.


No Clear Standard on How to Organize Your Data 

When rules about how to organize your data are either not sufficiently detailed or when there is no way to ensure that the corporate rules are consistently adhered to, your data is less effective for reliability analysis.


Consistency Issues

Maintenance and reliability professionals depend on consistent organization of assets in the hierarchy. It is important that the same amount of data is collected for all equipment, but it may be challenging to ensure that all data adheres to the same hierarchy rules. Implementing a corporate standard helps to ensure data consistency.


  • ISO 14424 – Indicates failure trends and strengthens decisions made on parts of equipment maintenance.
  • RDS-PP or KKS – Makes planning and construction more efficient and allows you to compare reliability and financial performance across your generating portfolio.
Consider Aligning Your Asset Hierarchy with an International Standard

Using the NRX AssetHub solution, HubHead has helped many asset-intensive organizations align their asset hierarchy with international standards including ISO 14224, RDS-PP, and KKS. This helps these organizations to efficiently collect maintenance data for equipment while saving time and cost. You will be able to easily track the progress of the project and export data ready to load into an EAM, CMMS or RCM system. If you would like to learn more about how we can help you restructure your asset hierarchy and implement an international standard, feel free to book a demo and our team would be happy to assist you!

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