Tre typer Peiling vedlikeholdsstrategier

Når du kjører et produksjonsanlegg, er vedlikehold svært viktig. Planlagt nedetid kan ta en stor hit i anlegget produksjon, som direkte påvirker bedriftens fortjeneste. I en studie gjort av Plant Engineering, 59 prosent av produksjon ingeniører, ledere og andre fagfolk hevdet at deres anlegg brukte 20 timer eller mer per uke på planlagt vedlikehold. Men det finnes flere forskjellige vedlikeholdsstrategier som disse profesjonelle bruker for å holde anlegget kjører problemfritt. Her er en rask oversikt over tre forskjellige typer vedlikehold for lagrene og applikasjoner.


PERIODIC MAINTENANCE Over time, your applications and equipment will begin to wear down and fail. In fact, the Plant Engineering study cites that 45 percent of unscheduled downtime is a direct result of aging equipment. Periodic preventative maintenance sets up a regular schedule for you to clean, inspect, and fix up your applications and parts to maintain the health of your equipment. A well-planned maintenance schedule can save your business a lot of money and allow you to have more control over downtime instead of waiting for an issue. PREDICTIVE MAINTENANCE A predictive maintenance schedule is like periodic maintenance, except that it’s based on signs of necessary maintenance instead of time. In this scenario, professionals will set times to check up on equipment to see if there are any indications that they may need to shut down an application for repair, part replacement, or any other preventative measure. Maintenance Connection lists the following as potential warning signs for aging or failing applications: Excessive vibration Overheating Steam, air, or gas leaks Contamination Electrical imbalances Misalignment These check-ins can be performed through manual inspection or through monitoring technology. If no signs are spotted, it means that you should be set until the next inspection. RUN-TO-FAIL/BREAKDOWN MAINTENANCE This type of maintenance isn’t so much a strategy as much as the choice not to conduct any maintenance work until something stops working. While this usually isn’t the most cost-effective solution for businesses that can’t afford unexpected downtime, there are some situations where it can be an advantageous approach. One such example is if equipment failure won’t affect production and can be quickly and easily repaired. However, this approach likely is a bad choice for parts like bearings.