Lesson 5: Asset Components

Introduction

Your maintenance program in Helm CONNECT will give your crew a list of work they should perform on your assets. It will also provide a record of all the maintenance work and repairs performed on the components that belong to those assets. This lesson will show you how to add components to your assets in Helm CONNECT.

Before you start

Before you start adding components to your assets, keep the following things in mind.

Which components should you track? Think of which components you want to track or perform work on. These could include:

  • Any component you might need to create a task or repair for.
  • Any component you want to keep a replacement record for.
  • Any component you want to link to an hours-based maintenance routine.
  • Any component you want to record readings for, such as temperature or pressure.
  • Any component you want to record running hours for.

NoteWe provide you with a list of default component types to use when adding components to your assets. You can modify these component types or add new ones on the Component Types tab in Parts.

Add component information You can record and update information about your systems and components, including make, model, part number, serial number, and installation date. You do so by clicking the Component Information icon to the right of the item, then completing any of the optional fields.

Identify essential systems You can flag any component as an essential system by clicking the Component Information icon to the right of the item, then selecting the Essential System checkbox. Once a component is flagged as an essential system, the responsible parties for the asset it belongs to will receive email notifications when high priority tasks related to that component are added, updated, or finished.

How to add components to an asset

Watch the video below to see how to add components to an asset in Helm CONNECT: