As maintenance and reliability professionals, we must ensure that the assets that we are responsible for are operating as they were designed and installed to do. The hope is to move more toward predictive rather than reactive maintenance. It has been proved that when plants and facilities have a robust proactive maintenance program, that facility will operate more safely, with less downtime, and with improved product quality. Maintenance and reliability professionals have tools at their disposal to use to monitor asset health on a routine basis. Similar to the way a doctor may use a stethoscope to listen to a patient’s heartbeat or a thermometer to measure the…Full Story
As smart technologies elevate the field of predictive maintenance (PdM), Plant Services wants to know: Where does your organization stand with PdM?