In this, sensitive instruments (e.g. vibration analysers, amplitude meters, audio gauges, optical tooling and resistance gauges) are used to predict trouble. Conditions can be measured on a continuous basis and this enables the maintenance people to plan for an overhaul.
1. Increased component operational life/availability.
2. Allows for pre-emptive corrective actions.
3. Decrease in equipment or process downtime.
4. Decrease in costs for parts and labour.
5. Better product quality.
6. Improved worker and environmental safety.
7. Improved worker moral.
8. Energy savings.
9. Estimated 8% to 12% cost savings over preventive maintenance program.
1. Increased investment in diagnostic equipment.
2. Increased investment in staff training.
3. Savings potential not readily seen by management.