PERD FAQs

Who may become members?

  • Any company with an interest in failure rate data, e.g. operating companies, consultants, insurance companies, equipment manufacturers, etc.
  • CCPS membership is not required.

What is the cost of PERD membership?

  • $5,000 annual dues.
  • Six-month provisional memberships are available to data contributors at no cost.

What is a provisional membership?

  • Provisional membership requires data contribution.  Data contributions must meet PERD minimum criteria for acceptance.
  • Provisional membership provides access to the PERD sandbox (a software testing environment) allowing participant to test the PERD ERP solution. Other requests will be considered on a case by case basis. Note: Companies engaged in competitive software development activities are not allowed access to the PERD ERP solution.

What can members expect?

  • There are no minimum participant requirements beyond paying the annual dues

  • The degree of benefit a company derives is a function of the degree of involvement, allowing the participant to climb the PERD ladder of success. PERD provides a fundamentally sound infrastructure, that a participant can leverage for increasing benefits

  • Participants are offered the opportunity to get technically involved, but it is their choice as to the level of involvement.

Do I need to be a PERD member to contribute data?

  • No

What is the value of the membership?

  • PERD helps companies obtain high-quality trusted data with new tools and standard methods to improve their equipment reliability and maintenance (RM) data.

  • PERD gives guidance for how to collect high-quality RM data with corporate software, provides standard content and methods, e.g. taxonomy definitions, and gives guidance on RM data quality management.

  • PERD gives you a pragmatic approach to high-quality trusted data and its application in improving your corporate bottom line with data-driven decision making.

  • High-quality trusted data give companies better insight into equipment reliability and performance and thus enable data-driven decision making. 

  • Data-driven decision-making will help your company optimize profitability, safety and compliance and thereby improve your corporate bottom line.

How can I leverage high-quality, structured data?

  • Analyze data en masse; eliminate data mining.
  • Quickly identify high-consequence failure events, analyze them, and implement corrective measures. 
  • Benchmark plant performance internally and externally.
  • Improve maintenance optimization.
  • Support risk based maintenance planning insight for improvement in the design of new systems/equipment.
  • Support optimization of life cycle costs.
  • Provide a foundation for the improvement of existing data management systems.

What can PERD members expect to receive?

  • Membership on the Project Steering Committee, which discusses technical aspects of the database and its operation and which provides technical guidance to the project.

  • Guidelines for Improved Plant Reliability through Data Collection and Analysis, data collection protocols.

  • With a commitment to contribute data, access to the PERD sandbox (a software testing environment) allowing participant to test the PERD ERP solution. Other requests will be considered on a case by case basis. Note: Companies engaged in competitive software development activities are not allowed access to the PERD ERP solution.

  • Aggregate data summary data tables prior to guideline book publication.

  • Access to technical documentation as it is developed. This includes access to database application software updates as it evolves.

  • Participating companies that do not contribute data or do not have systems which provide suitable quality data, will be able to request data on an a la carte basis for an additional fee.

What data will members providing data receive?

  • Periodic distribution of aggregated summary and detailed data tables provided by participants to the database.
  • Access to the PERD Production Environment (data provided must meet minimum quality assurance criteria and the aggregate dataset must reflect a minimum number of contributors (i.e. minimum of data from three anonymous contributors to PERD database).
  • Assessment of your existing reliability and Maintenance (RM) data collection processes, helping you identify any shortcomings and pragmatic remediation measures.

What data is available?

Partial list of equipment with available data:

  • Electrical
    • Motor
    • Switchgear
    • UPS
    • Variable Frequency Drive
  • Fixed Equipment
    • Atmospheric Tank
    • Heat Exchanger
    • Adsorber
    • Air Receiver
    • Distillation Column
    • Dryers
    • Pressurized Filters
    • Scrubber
    • Separator
  • Instrumentation
    • PLC
    • Fire & Gas Detectors
    • Flame Detectors
    • Toxic Gas
    • Flow Metering Systems
    • Pressure Sensor
    • Temperature Sensor
  • Rotating Machinery
    • Blowers and Fans
    • Compressors
    • Gas Turbines
    • Pumps
  • Valves
    • Ball
    • Butterfly
    • Gate
    • Globe

How do I contribute data?

  • See quick start guide on CCPS PERD website.

How do I get more information or join PERD?

  • To discuss or join PERD, contact Dave Belonger at (609) 654-4914 or by email at perd@aiche.org

What is required to obtain the CCPS PERD ERP solution?

  • To discuss or join PERD, contact Dave Belonger at (609) 654-4914 or by email at perd@aiche.org