Preventive maintenance is an important part of the management of any type of infrastructure, contributing to the increase of equipment lifetime, the decrease of unplanned downtime, and, ultimately, the reduction of long-term maintenance costs

What is e- Preventive Maintenance

Preventive maintenance consists of interventions that prevent breakdowns and decrease the probability of an asset failing. That is, it is a type of planned maintenance that is performed even when a piece of equipment maintains its operational capacity.

It can be as simple as cleaning the filters on HVAC appliances or inspecting the bearings on centrifugal pumps, but it also includes more complex inspection plans, calibration and/or gauging plans, detection of gas leaks and other cyclic revisions.

Benefits

  • Reducing downtime and increasing effectiveness (OEE)- E-PM avoids unscheduled downtime, which increases equipment uptime and availability, improving the overall efficiency of the equipment
  • Increase in asset reliability- PM makes the equipment more reliable: they work properly for longer and have a greater lifetime
  • Reduction of reactive maintenance costs – Preventive maintenance reduces the cost of parts and transport – just imagine the cost of ordering a part for the HVAC system overnight from an international supplier. It’s a known fact: emergency maintenance almost always involves very expensive repairs. In the worst-case scenario, a lack of maintenance requires the replacement of the asset
  • Increased security- PM and regular overhauls detect wear on parts and keep equipment in optimal condition. This offers more safety to those in contact with the asset, both employees and customers
  • Greater comfort – Whenever we talk about a building used by a large number of people, preventive maintenance also contributes to offering more comfort to its customers. Maintenance ensures that all equipment is in full operation, without having to shut down the entire system to make a repair

Learn more about Digital preventive maintenance

E- Preventive maintenance :

Preventive maintenance is employed to prevent the equipment from falling while the machine is still working so that it is possible to reduce breakdowns in machines.

Working :

The system we use here is time-based, consists of maintenance software that helps emergency repairs.

Companies make a schedule or plan for machine maintenance. Preventive maintenance planning includes cost-based, time-based and failure-based planning. Potential failure is identified and an intervention time will be scheduled or planned for preventive action to take place before the functional failure happens. Calender-based maintenance allows you to schedule a recurring work order until a specified time interval is reached. Preventive maintenance is scheduled at recurring intervals. A checklist is maintained for orders to be executed.

The schedule is needed to compute the history of failures and to detect the useful life of the component.

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The e-preventive maintenance schedule may include things such as cleaning, lubrication, oil changes, adjustments, repairs, inspecting and replacing parts, and partial or complete overhauls that are regularly scheduled. This software performs all the maintenance operations by itself. This stores a company’s maintenance data in a cloud to easily keep track of all inspections, repairs, and replacements. With all data conveniently stored in one place, preventive maintenance software can be used to effectively manage work orderspurchase ordersinventory and maintenance records.

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Maintenance in industries consists of activities like routine maintenance, maintenance testing, and diagnostic testing.

Routine maintenance activities can be scheduled on a time-based manner which will be governed by e-maintenance. Maintenance testing activities include using test equipment, which is predictable and can be foreseen by using e-maintenance. Some other activities like repair cannot be scheduled prior which cannot be used under e-maintenance.

It is possible to find the frequency of failure since machine status will be monitored accurately and data can be obtained.

Machines will be repaired or replaced based on predetermined intervals in e-preventive maintenance and will be updated automatically.

Equipment status is found by immediate detection of failure hence, equipment failure will be prevented making the equipment shut down and then it is restored. Also, the probability of failure can be detected.

Advantages :

  • E-preventive maintenance will reduce lost production, costs.
  • This prevents downtime and expensive repair costs.
  • This will prevent equipment failure before it happens.
  • This increases safety and reduces any injury risks.
  • The maintenance approach is proactive in nature and time based (periodic).

Applications across industries :

  • Manufacturing industries.
  • FMCG
  • Pharmaceutical industries.
  • Chemical industries.

References :

1.http://eprints.utem.edu.my/17525/1/E-Preventive%20Maintenance%20Warning%20System%2024%20Pages.pdf

2. http://www.ou.edu/class/che-design/a-design/projects-2007/Preventive%20Maintenance-Presentation.pdf

3. file:///C:/Users/SoftDesigners/Downloads/Published.pdf

4. https://www.lce.com/pdfs/The-PMPdM-Program-124.pdf

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FAQ :

1. Will this reduce the total maintenance costs of the machine?

Of course, it will reduce maintenance costs and downtime.

2. What will be the estimated cost?

This costs lower than the corrective as well as predictive maintenance.