The Purpose of the Lubrication Management audit is to identify the gaps between current site hydrocarbon practices and best practices in industry and to make recommendations on how to eliminate those gaps.
The audit process is a structured approach that follows the life cycle of lubricants and diesel as detailed in Figure below. This commences prior to products delivered to site with specifications, cleanliness, etc through to recycling or waste streams.
All areas related to hydrocarbon management must be reviewed as they impact upon the effectiveness and sustainability of the review and improvement process. It is important to implement training, procedures, processes and practices that will allow the program to be self sustaining, irrespective of individuals or management.
A question set and rating system is utilised to assess the current state of hydrocarbon management across the site. Both observations and responses to the questions will identify deficiencies that can be acted upon. Each question is rated against best practice in the industry and provides an assessment of individual oil systems as well as procedures, processes and practices. Use of the question set has many advantages including the following:
Ensures a complete and consistent assessment of hydrocarbon management is carried out.
- Assesses each area against industry best practice and identifies gaps.
- Identifies a comprehensive action list, and
- Allows for consecutive assessments to monitor improvements.
A detailed audit report with photographs and a list of actions is presented.