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How to Reduce Maintenance Spend and Downtime Using Proactive Analytical Insights

Smart actuators with multiple sensors have been around for many years, however it's becoming increasingly common to proactively analyse this data to save plant operators significant downtime and cost, whilst mitigating operational risk.

Originally presented: May 18, 2022
Duration: 1 hour
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Intelligent Asset Management is a cloud based asset management system for intelligent actuators and the flow control equipment they operate. Failure of key equipment can result in poor performance, poor quality and reduced output yields and reputational damage. The solution is a risk based maintenance strategy incorporating advanced analytics, condition monitoring and anomaly detection.

We know that downtime is costly. Supporting the continuous and reliable operation of a plant, by proactively managing and fixing key assets before they become problematic, allows for improved performance and increases in valuable uptime, whilst reducing risk and costs.

Through the collection of data and Rotork analytics, our innovative maintenance system improves long-term operational stability of all assets. Available both as a standalone offering and as part of a combined solution to meet individual needs, it is part of Rotork's Lifetime Management suite of services. Performance, process criticality, product and operational data are combined to assess asset condition and determine if intervention is required to prevent performance degradation or failure.

Smart maintenance powered by Intelligent Asset Management is based on data from the field, rather than periodic of or limited maintenance based on guesswork - or no maintenance at all. Early detection of anomalies can save costly repairs and gain a holistic understanding of an entire site. Intelligent Asset Management removes the need to manually review data, saving time and reducing the likelihood of missing minor issues that if left unchecked, may develop into more serious and costly problems.

Key Takeaways

• Understanding why data alone is not the answer
• Reducing risks and costs through analytical insights
• Importance of predictive and preventative maintenance
• Learn about asset condition and status (obsolescence planning)


Mike Devrell, Programme Manager – Intelligent Asset Management, Rotork

Mike Devrell has over twelve years’ experience working for Rotork and is currently the Programme Manager and architect for Rotork’s Intelligent Asset Management system.  In a previous role at Rotork, Mike was involved in integration troubleshooting at customers’ sites across the world and development of FDT/DTM technology software used for configuration and asset management.  He has experience of on-site installations of various Fieldbus technologies including Foundation Fieldbus, Pakscan, Modbus, Profibus and HART.

After graduating from Southampton University, United Kingdom with a Master of Electronics (hons) degree in 2002, Mike worked for a large company designing control systems for plasma abatement equipment (used in manufacture of flat panel displays, solar cells, processors and memory ICs) and also has experience of designing custom interface equipment.

Dave Godfrey, Senior Management - Lifetime Management, Rotork

Dave joined Rotork in 2004 as an Advanced Modern Apprentice before then moving into the engineering team working as an International Sales Support Engineer, based in Bath. This led to his next role as Area Sales and Service Engineer in Libya followed by a move to Australia to take on the roles of Area Sales Manager and Regional Sales Manager respectively.


After four years he returned to the U.K. to undertake the role of Southern Manager looking after the sales, service and operations for the Rotork U.K. business before then moving into Product Management where we led the Aftermarket, Service, Network & Digital portfolios.


He is now the Senior Manager for Lifetime Management, which has global responsibility for the lifecycle management of all Rotork products, through the ‘Lifetime Management Programme’. Working within the Rotork Site Service team his role is to maximise customer uptime whilst demonstrating significant value through programme initiatives.