It is a technique that utilizes data analysis tools to detect anomalies in the operation. It also shows the possible defects in the equipment and processes it so that you can fix the problem before they fail the device. The purpose of the maintenance is to ensure maximum efficiency and availability of production equipment, also the utilities and related facilities at reasonable prices and also under satisfactory conditions of quality.
How Does Predictive Maintenance Work?
This is usually condition-based maintenance which monitors the condition of the assets using the censored devices.
The censored devices supply data in real-time, this is used to predict the asset which would require maintenance and this also prevents network failure.
What Are The Predictive Maintenance Tools?
There are 6 types of predictive tools which are as follows:
1. Vibration Analysis:
This is the process that monitors the levels and patterns of the vibration signals within the given component and also the machinery and structure which is usually used to detect the abnormal vibration events and results in the overall evaluation of the test object.
2. Oil Analysis:
Oil analysis tells you whether the oil has experienced excessive water contamination. It is a laboratory analysis for lubricant properties, suspended contaminants, and water debris.
3. Ultrasonic Analysis:
This is a tool that uses sound to identify potential failing assets. This sends the high-frequency vibrations into the part which needs to be inspected.
4. Infrared Analysis:
This usually speaks about the interaction of a molecule with Infrared light.
5. Motor Circuit Analysis:
This is mostly used in pumping systems. This usually maintains uptime and saves money. This also helps the health of motors.
6. Laser-Shaft Alignment:
This is the method by which the shafts of machines which include motors and turbines which are usually connected to a generator or a pump in proper alignment.
What Are The Benefits Of Predictive Maintenance?
- This increases the production capacity. Within a short period, a huge product can be produced.
- This reduces the maintenance cost. This would provide more money for labor welfare and improve men-management relationships.
- This increases labor utilization which helps the industry or economy to produce the same amount or more output.
- This also increases the equipment lifespan. Since the lifespan increases the production also increases which is beneficial.