Predictive Maintenance (PdM) Keeps Operations Humming

Predictive Maintenance
Predictive Maintenance (PdM) is a concept that is familiar to most who work in maintenance and reliability. That is, it is something that they know exists, but it may not be something that they have been able to successfully implement within their operations. According to Reliable Plant, it is also known as condition-based maintenance, and has been utilized in the industrial world since the 1990s. The goal of PdM is to anticipate when equipment failure may occur, in order to take steps to prevent them through scheduled corrective maintenance. In today’s environment, this practice can pave the way for the digital transformation of your factory and is the cornerstone of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). At Maintenance Innovators, Inc., we are experts at helping companies through the process of implementing Predictive Maintenance PdM processes and procedures.

You may be looking for advice and assistance for only tactical reasons, believing that predictive maintenance PdM will improve your proactive maintenance program. You are absolutely right to do so. It is obviously better to know about a potential breakdown in time to prevent it through maintenance, rather than have to fix it under emergency conditions. Better to prevent a fire than have to fight one! But looking at this concept tactically is no substitute for strategically establishing the programs, practices and resources needed to get the results you want in your operation. By working with the experts at Maintenance Innovators, Inc., you can establish a PdM practice that will serve your operation well today, tomorrow and ten years down the road.

Predictive Maintenance PdM is expensive, whether you contract it out or support it in-house. It is easy to think of adopting a predictive approach as something that you must do. However, it is far more compelling to think of implementing PdM as the best strategy for determining the current condition of your equipment and components. The maintenance needs discovered during this process can then be discussed, prioritized and agreed to long before any catastrophic failures occur.  Practitioners of ISO 55000, Asset Management, would consider this to be data-driven decision making of the highest level.

At Maintenance Innovators, Inc., our approach to implementing Predictive Maintenance (PdM) in an organization includes these steps:
  • Determine the current proactive maturity of an organization
  • Determine when and where predictive technologies best fit
  • Utilize the Preventive Maintenance Optimization (PMO) methodology to focus the cost-benefit analysis
  • Develop an execution strategy
  • Help clients vet outside contractors for this service, or develop the skills internally, if desired
With over thirty-six years of experience building and executing highly effective and efficient predictive maintenance PdM programs, Maintenance Innovators, Inc. has the experience and expertise to help you transform your operation while enhancing your proactive approach to maintenance and reliability. Call us at (913) 633-4009 or contact us online. We look forward to working with you!