How To Implement An Effective Predictive Maintenance Plan
Predictive maintenance is a technique that consists of performing periodic reviews of equipment with the objective of detecting problems before they occur and minimizing downtime. Although implementing a predictive maintenance plan can be beneficial to a company, simply acquiring the equipment and training personnel is not enough to guarantee its effectiveness.
To implement a predictive maintenance plan effectively, it is necessary to conduct a preliminary analysis of the equipment. This analysis should include an inventory and an evaluation of the criticality of each one of them. In addition, it is important to select the most appropriate predictive techniques for each case, taking into account tools such as Thermography and sound analysis.
Once the approach has been selected, it is necessary to establish appropriate inspection periods and create a roadmap to implement the predictive maintenance plan gradually. This process should be strategic and not just routine. It is also possible to calculate the return on investment to determine the financial impact of the plan.
In summary, an effective predictive maintenance plan requires a systematic and strategic approach to prevent equipment failures in a company. To achieve this, it is necessary to conduct a preliminary analysis of the equipment, select the most appropriate predictive techniques, establish review periods and create a roadmap for implementation.