HBM nCode Federal LLC, a provider of data analysis, durability and performance evaluation and operational monitoring services, announced today that it has been awarded a subcontract from QinetiQ North America (QNA) for a pilot program involving new maintenance methodologies. The subcontract is part of QNA’s three-year contract, estimated to be worth $17 million, for supporting the Maintenance Planning and Execution Division of the U.S. Army TACOM Integrated Logistics Support Center (ILSC). Supporting QNA, HBM nCode Federal LLC will analyze field data collected on 2,000 Army tactical vehicles to provide actionable information to define cost savings in operations and maintenance of the vehicles under a Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) program.
CBM will help to optimize Department of Defense maintenance programs. Under a CBM program, maintenance is only performed when there is evidence of need – thus offering the potential for large cost avoidance and time savings -- decreasing false alarms, preventing unnecessary maintenance and improving operational readiness and mission reliability.
CBM is based on real-time assessments of equipment conditions obtained from embedded or external sensors and measurement equipment. HBM nCode Federal LLC’s will use nCode commercial analytical software to convert the raw sensor data into information identifying potential efficiencies in the maintenance processes to increase readiness, improve life cycle fleet management and improve operational knowledge for future vehicle design and evaluation. The software supports predictive maintenance planning, comparing field performance characteristics to system performance requirements. "We have been working with the United States Army for nearly ten years to configure and deliver solutions to measure, analyze and manage operational usage data for vehicles and equipment. We are very pleased to be part of the team for this new initiative and look forward to adding further value in the future,” commented Brian Dabell, President of HBM nCode Federal LLC.
Source: HBM nCode Federal LLC
Date: Aug 29, 2012