Condition-Based Maintenance Strategy in 5 Steps
Choosing the right maintenance strategy for your business is essential for more sustainable and profitable production. Especially with the impact of digitalization, more active and condition-based predictive maintenance methods have become more and more prevalent. In this article, we will be sharing 5 tips that might help you determine a condition-based maintenance strategy for your organization.
Start by Monitoring the Correct Assets
Condition-based monitoring is the most effective approach in machinery maintenance. A reactive maintenance approach only comes into play after things have already gone wrong. With this, a preventive approach is implemented in predetermined intervals with condition-based monitoring that ensures the supervision of the machinery by the maintenance managers at all times. In this way, engineers are only dispatched when it’s necessary and before an issue causes downtime in the machinery.
You may start condition-based monitoring by initially choosing a set of assets for which it is easy to achieve positive results quickly. The more of these assets you are able to define and monitor, the higher the impact of the positive result will be. This strategy will help boost the confidence in condition-based maintenance within your organization.
Choose the Right Technology
It may take some time for you to choose the right technology, as there are many different condition monitoring technologies available. Therefore, before acquiring a condition monitoring technology, it will be useful for you to ask the following questions.
1-Does it require sensor use?
2-Are the equipment to be monitored appropriate for this particular technology?
3-Is your technology of choice suitable for the relevant environmental conditions affecting the equipment?
4-Do the implementation and learning processes require any expertise?
5-Does it have a digital infrastructure?
6-Is it a cost-effective option for our plant?
Trust the Power of Data
Condition-based monitoring is like installing a health tracker on industrial equipment. You can compare the data obtained from the equipment on a continuous basis with the basic condition and identify any potential malfunctions months in advance. Especially for critical equipment, the more accurately and adequately the data is measured, the quicker you will get results from condition monitoring in terms of future malfunctions. At this point, you may be confused as to how to collect the data from dangerous and hard-to-access equipment in particular.
Put Your Trust in a Digital Solution
Digitalization and industry 4.0 provide innovative solutions for businesses in every field. The same goes for condition-based monitoring solutions. With a digital condition monitoring solution, you can track your assets 24/7 wherever you are, store the data and have an effective digital solution without installing any software. You can even integrate your condition monitoring system with your existing SCADA solution and have a smart factory solution.
Focus on the KPIs
A condition-based monitoring system is a solution that has a positive impact on many departments in the factory. Ask the departments to establish KPIs to be focused on, in order to popularize and fully embrace the condition-based monitoring system at your organization.
1-Reduction in maintenance expenses
2-Reduction in unscheduled downtime
5-Product quality deliverables
6-Positive outcomes in occupational safety
As Artesis, we offer a digital and innovative solution for monitoring your critical equipment with our sensorless condition monitoring system. Contact us right now to meet the Artesis technology.