WHY CONDITION MONITORING?
Preventive maintenance (PM), also known as planned or scheduled maintenance, is the most commonly used maintenance strategy in most industries today.
When using planned maintenance, you assume that the lifetime of your machines are known, and that you will perform overhauls in time, so that the machines will not fail.
This is how you assume that the lifetime of your machines will be:
The truth is, machines fail randomly for many different reasons. Studies shows that only 11% of machines fail due to age and 89% fail randomly, with infant mortality as the biggest source. How can you plan or schedule for random problems? Do you know how many of your machines were actually overhauled at a correct time? Do you currently have any breakdowns?
Reliability Engineering also known as Predictive Maintenance. uses different Reliability Engineering techniques to help us predict the machine condition. The instruments and techniques we have today, helps us to detect machine problems i.e. bearing faults, gear wear etc. at a very early stage so we can plan to do maintenance when it fits into your production plan. Below shows how we detect defects early in comparison to standard human maintenance pratices using touch and audible noise.,
Benefits of implementing A CONDITION MONITORING PROGRAM as PART of your maintenance strategy.
Machines running in good condition will not be touched. Machines with developing problems will have higher maintenance focus and should be overhauled before a breakdown. This will result in a higher reliability of your machines which gives you higher availability (uptime), and on top of that in most cases also reduce your maintenance cost.
Reliability Engineering is becoming a more and more popular maintenance strategy in industry, with huge benefits when implemented correctly.
Insurance companies, want industry to implement and use more Reliability Engineering programs, as they see the big benefit of using such a system.
At Vibtek our goal is to prevent breakdowns, find defects early, reduce your downtown and save our clients time and money. We are a highly skilled team of engineers with many years experience in Condition Monitoring, laser alignment and Ultrasound techniques.
Vibtek are the UK distrubtor for Aceom OneProd, SDT Ultrasound equipment. We offer a free product demo onsite. condition monitoring preventive maintenance
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We offer a wide range of Condition Moniyoring services, routine onsite condition monitoring & vibration analysis, onsite dynamic balancing, trouble shooting machines with high vibration, onsite laser alignment, Ultrasound testing for leak detection in compressed air systems testing of bearings, gearboxes, electric motors, pumps, compressors, etc, for the manufacturing Industry, offshore shipping, Oil and Gas, and all our service engineers are Vibration Analyst Certified to ISO Cat II or Cat III.