Achieve effective maintenance and improved reliability.
An effective preventive maintenance program that avoids unexpected and costly failures is an essential element of all good practice maintenance organisations. But an inappropriate preventive maintenance program not only wastes money – it often causes failures, rather than prevents them.
A structured approach to determining the appropriate preventive maintenance program is essential. If such an approach is not taken, then non-value-adding preventive maintenance tasks grow and multiply, distracting scarce resources and attention from critical maintenance activities, reducing equipment reliability and increasing maintenance costs.
All preventive maintenance activities must be both technically appropriate and net-value-adding. There are sound engineering principles that tell us whether any given preventive maintenance task is technically appropriate. And a sound understanding of the consequences of each failure allows us to properly evaluate whether that task will add value.
Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) and Preventive Maintenance Optimisation (PMO)
These concepts and principles are embedded in Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) – a proven methodology that has been in use in the aviation industry for over 50 years, and which has helped to propel that industry to otherwise unimaginable levels of equipment reliability. Preventive Maintenance Optimisation (PMO) also applies these principles and tends to be more appropriate when applied to equipment that already has an existing preventive maintenance program in place.
Applying these approaches is of little value unless the outcomes are fully implemented. Tasks must be grouped into schedules which minimise equipment downtime and maximise maintenance labour productivity. Work instructions must be produced which are clear, practical and embraced by the maintenance workforce. Our consultants can assist with embedding all of this within your organisation.
How we can support you
We can assist you to optimise your preventive maintenance program by:
- Developing an optimum preventive maintenance program for new equipment using Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM)
- Optimising the preventive maintenance program for existing equipment by applying Preventive Maintenance Optimisation (PMO)
- Grouping and sequencing maintenance tasks for maximum efficiency using our Asset Manager software
- Using our Asset Manager software to quickly and efficiently produce high quality work instructions and inspection sheets
- Training your personnel in RCM and PMO principles and embedding ongoing Preventive Maintenance Optimisation processes within your organisation.
Related case studies
Operational Readiness Support for Santos
As part of the operational readiness process, Santos identified the need to develop maintenance and integrity management plans to assure the reliability of new facilities.
Let’s optimise your preventive maintenance program.
We can support and guide you through your implementation of Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) and Preventive Maintenance Optimisation (PMO) practices. To find out more about our capabilities with regards to preventive maintenance, feel free to view the case studies above, or contact us for an obligation-free discussion.
Our reliability training courses
Do you need to expand the reliability capabilities of your team? Our training facilitators are experienced in Reliability Centered Maintenance and Preventive Maintenance Optimisation for a range of industries, and can train your workforce to ensure best practice.
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