December 17, 2018, 11:51 pm

Preventive Maintenance Program Development

Making Preventive Maintenance A Living Program

Written by Sandy Dunn.   

Often, we see organisations embark on large-scale Preventive Maintenance program improvement projects (and sometimes even finish them!) using Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM) or PM Optimisation (PMO) processes, and then ignore their ongoing refinement for several years (or more).

 

Introduction to the PF Interval

Written by Sandy Dunn.   

This short video introduces the concept of the PF Interval - one of the core principles that underpins Reliability Centred Maintenance and Preventive Maintenance Program development.

 

What is Preventive Maintenance Optimisation (PMO)?

Written by Sandy Dunn.   

In a previous article, we discussed the key elements of the Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM) process.  In this article we give a brief summary of the key elements of its close relation, Preventive Maintenance Optimisation (PMO).

 

What is Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM)?

Written by Sandy Dunn.   

Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM) is a very powerful methodology which, when properly applied, can drive significant improvements in equipment reliability and plant performance while, at the same time, making sure that the money being spent on Predictive and Preventive maintenance programs is optimised.

 

The PF Interval – Is it Relevant in the world of Big Data?

Written by Helen Abate.   

The PF Interval is a key concept when selecting preventive maintenance tasks.  But with more and more equipment being fitted with real-time asset health monitoring equipment and with the advent of Predictive Analytics and Big Data, is it really relevant anymore?  In this article, we will discuss the PF Interval, how it is applied and whether it can be applied to equipment fitted with real-time health monitoring and where equipment health is assessed using Predictive Analytics and Big Data.

 

Why most RCM and PMO projects fail!

Written by Jan Marinic.   

“The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today.” Elbert Hubbard

 

At some point in time, many organisations will undertake a review of their maintenance program. The reasons and aims of the review are various but in general they mainly come about as a result of some real and/or perceived deficiencies or excesses in the existing program. The desire is always to produce an optimised program that minimises waste, ie. make sure we are doing the right work at the right time. The ways and means of doing a maintenance program review are varied, however, in all cases the review will require resources, both in personnel (whether internal, external or both) and their time. This use of resources in turn equates to a cost to the business. Optimising your maintenance program will produce benefits, however, these benefits, the return on your investment, will only be realised once the new revised optimised maintenance program has been implemented. 

 

Alternative approaches for developing and optimising Preventive Maintenance

Written by Sandy Dunn.   

There are a range of alternative approaches available for organisations and individuals to use when developing and optimising Preventive Maintenance programs.  This article discusses some of these approaches, their strengths and weaknesses, and makes some suggestions regarding how you may select the best approach.

 

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