Original Date: 04/07/1997
Revision Date: 04/14/2003
Information : Laying Away In Place
The readiness of Rock Island Arsenal (RIA) capabilities competes with current workload on specialized fabrication equipment. RIA has found significant cost avoidance by changing the method of storing unused equipment. The old method of “hard” layaway of equipment was handled by removing the equipment from the floor and storing it in another building wrapped in protective covering. The supporting electrical, steam, and fluid supply lines also needed to be removed.
The current method of Laying Away In Place (LIP) is to completely shut down this equipment in its current location with proper documentation. This practice of locking out the equipment not only saves thousands of dollars in removal costs, but eliminates the reinstallation, setup, and calibration costs. Necessary normal preventive maintenance required for stored equipment can be easily performed. The LIP process has been used on several pieces of equipment for the past five years. For a given piece of equipment, the cost to LIP is approximately one-third the cost of “hard” layaway. In addition, the level of readiness is greatly enhanced.
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