Asset Strategy
PM & PdM Optimization

Implementing failure mode finding tasks will reduce unplanned downtime. Introducing condition-based monitoring tasks will reduce planned downtime.

We must ensure that the right task is performed at the right time, by the right person, and in the right way. To achieve this, we need to develop failure mode-based PM programs that eliminate subjective tasks and maximize the potential to identify issues.

VISUAL INSPECTIONS – 7 days – Operator – RUNNING

Visually inspect for leaks and breather saturation.
Failure modes covered : Leaking, Noisy, Lack of oil, Saturated breather.

VIBRATION ANALYSIS – 30 days – Vib. tech. – RUNNING

Failure modes covered : vibration.

GREASING – 90 days – Oiler – RUNNING

Lubricate the bearing with an ultrasonic device. (DE: 3 grams, NDE: 6 grams. Type: Unirex EP 2). Failure modes covered : lack of lubricant.

OIL ANALYSIS – 90 days – Oiler – RUNNING

Take an oil sample and send it to lab for analysis. Failure modes covered : Contamination, Degraded oil, wear.

We document potential failure symptoms for all components and address them with targeted, scheduled tasks.

In our Preventive Maintenance (PM) program, we prioritize tasks performed while machines are running, minimizing downtime from intrusive inspections.

Tasks are sequenced logically within the PM route with a standardized list of tasks grouped by:

  • Equipment, System or Area
  • Skill required (Mec, E&I, PdM, External)
  • Equipment status (up/down)
  • Task type
  • Task frequency

Too often, PM programs are filled with subjective and intrusive tasks. Ultimately, such program does not contribute in actually identifying potential failures.

Our process ensures that each task is objective, detailed and adds value to your maintenance program.