We specialise in function criticality analysis, asset register and hierarchy builds, and maintenance & spares strategy development and optimisation, based on reliability centred maintenance principles (SAE JA1011, IEC 60300-3-11), workload smoothing, and asset data management. We work with asset intensive companies that are looking to manage risks and prioritise effectively given shrinking resources and rising costs. We save our clients times and money whilst improving compliance, productivity, and risk management in a diligent manner, adding value to every business we work with. Our Quality Management Systems are certified to ISO 9001 through a UKAS accredited body – Lloyd’s Register.

If you are looking for ways to improve quality and output from your maintenance planning systems and achieve greater efficiency in your maintenance processes, speak to us today.

We offer ISO 55000 compliant processes and systems and in line with the standard, we see the four components of the asset management system as:
  1. Asset management policy
  2. Asset management objectives
  3. Strategic asset management plan
  4. Asset management plans
Our processes are designed to clarify the key relationships in physical asset management as defined in ISO55000 which are:
  1. Asset portfolio – assets within the scope of the asset management system
  2. Asset management system – a set of interrelated or interacting elements
  3. Asset management – organised activities to realize the value from the assets
  4. Managing the organization
We focus on Maintenance Strategy Design & Optimisation to deliver:
  • Improved effectiveness of the maintenance program;
  • Improved availability and reliability of the assets;
  • Reduced reactive work; and
  • Improved cost performance
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Mothballing and Decommissioning

Withdrawing equipment from service, while ensuring appropriate preservation measures are implemented, is critical to preserving value and functionality in the long term. This maximises the residual value of assets, particularly in the case of decommissioning projects. Performed incorrectly, withdrawal of equipment from service can result in significant reinstatement costs and hefty fines for regulatory infringements.

Optimal are uniquely qualified to offer in-depth support on temporary or permanent withdrawal from service. We can help determine short-term mothballing measures, as well as maintenance requirements for final life decommissioning, ensuring that it is carried out in a controlled manner and compliant with regulatory frameworks. Through adopting a Whole Lifecycle Cost model, we can assist you with the effective planning of multiple mothballing and decommissioning scenarios.


Enterprise Asset Management

We provide revolutionary Enterprise Asset management (EAM) Solutions to our clients. Our root cause analysis, condition monitoring, and economic life analysis aim to give you and your business confidence in operations and decision making processes.

  • Asset Data Management
  • Resource Planning & Optimisation
  • Economic Life Analysis for Assets
  • Maintenance budget development and cost improvement initiatives
  • Business Processes
  • Sustainability Management
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Condition Monitoring

Technical Writing

At Optimal we take pride in our high quality technical writing. Throughout their many years of experience our experts have catered to the different needs of every client through each technical document they have written and have an intricate knowledge of UK and International regulations as well as industry best practices. We know how crucial technical documents are to a company’s continued success, and we strive to produce quality technical writing which allows your business to thrive and provides all the necessary guidance for your employees to ensure safe and legal operation.

  • Performance Standards Development
  • Technical Guidance Writing
  • Safety Case Development
  • Safety & Regulatory Compliance

Asset Data Management

Our consultants have a wealth of knowledge and experience within the many aspects of Asset Data Management, ranging from Asset Hierarchy building & remediation, Safety Critical Element Identification & Alignment and Data management using various computerised systems such as SAP and Maximo. In particular, Optimal can assist you with Asset Register Updates; all ageing sites have gone through modifications of one form or another. Keeping your Asset Register updated is a tough task and our team can undertake a full review of your database to ensure it’s up to date.

  • Asset Hierarchy Build (EEM)
    • Master Equipment Lists (MELs)
    • Location & Equipment Hierarchy
    • Operational Readiness
  • Safety Critical Element Identification & Alignment
  • SAP Data management
  • Maximo Data Management

Materials Engineering

We understand that during normal operation, spare parts are often not the top priority for most business operations. However, when the unimaginable happens many businesses fall foul of a simple lack of planning and foresight. Whether your business has experienced this or not, Optimal’s expert team can assist you with all your spares planning needs, from warehouse stock optimisation, to critical spares analysis.

  • Inventory & Spares Analysis (Warehouse Stock optimisation)
  • Equipment Bills of Material (BOM) Development
  • Materials Planning & Consumables
  • Critical Spares Assessment

Maintenance Strategy

Often projects are completed without the appropriate maintenance plans in place. The experts at Optimal are experienced in design, optimisation & development of maintenance strategy. We use reliability engineering principles and modelling techniques in line with international standards to bring high quality strategies, policies, and philosophies to every one of our clients. Our team is capable of taking on projects at any stage of business and asset life-cycle. Another common issue encountered by our clients is maintaining warranty validity. To ensure our clients receive the best value from their assets, we review all OEM documentation to ensure they are compliant at all time with manufacturer’s recommendations and warranty conditions.

  • Reliability Engineering & Modelling (SAE JA1011)
  • OEM Optimisation
  • Existing maintenance strategy optimisation
  • Asset Lifecycle Planning & Optimisation
  • Maintenance Policies & Philosophies
  • Risk Based Inspection (RBI) Optimisation (Assessment to API standards)
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Assets are important to corporate fortune and this makes asset management competency for personnel and managers vital. With our range of cutting edge training courses, our consultants can help you understand and review an Asset Management System, enabling you to record, track, and manage fixed and mobile physical assets. This leads to improved operating results, performance and bottom line.

Are you currently engaged in, or aspiring to, roles that require risk-based, data-driven physical asset management decision-making? If your business is targeting waste elimination, lifecycle extensions and increased productivity of physical assets, get in touch with us.

Asset Criticality Analysis

Having a clear view of an asset’s risk profile is vital for operating it with confidence. Optimal utilises several techniques to provide businesses with this line of sight. Our techniques are scalable and can be used in a variety of business contexts; all our techniques are clear and auditable; allowing you to have confidence in your operations and decisions.

  • Top Down Functional Criticality Analysis
  • Bottom-up Analysis
  • Root Cause Analysis
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