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Capitoline launches new Single Point of Failure analysis

Businesses and other organisations depend upon the availability of a number of critical facilities, supplies and procedures to guarantee the availability of the service for which that enterprise exists to provide.

The critical facilities can be divided into utilities such as high and low voltage electricity, hot, cold and process water and compressed air etc. We must also recognise that many of these utilities are interdependent, e.g. compressed air needs electricity and cooling water; cooling water needs electricity and mains water.

There are also environmental issues such as the security of the location, site physical security etc.

There is the availability of external utilities such as electricity, gas, water and telecommunications.

As important as any of the above are the management processes, procedures and documentation in place to make sure the business can respond, react and foresee the day-to-day problems that any business or organisation will inevitably encounter.

Capitoline offers an holistic business audit that will identify Single Points of Failure (SPOF) in an industrial process or business enterprise. Single Points of Failure are identified so that they can be designed out of the process and the goal of ‘concurrent maintainability’ can be achieved whereby the loss of any single item in the process, whether by failure or maintenance needs, will not bring the critical process to a stop.

The Capitoline SPOF audit and analysis process is ideal for data centres, telecommunications facilities, test laboratories, pharmaceutical facilities, industrial manufacturing sites and government/military installations.

The Capitoline SPOF critical process audit can cover

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  • High and low voltage supply and distribution
  • Cold, hot and process water
  • Compressed air
  • BMS and control systems
  • Site location and environmental factors
  • Site physical security
  • Site fire detection, alarm and suppression
  • Business management procedures
  • Information technology and networking
  • External utility supply of electricity, water, gas and telecommunications
  • Interdependence between critical processes