Systematic Preventive Maintenance: Definition and Objectives

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Preventive maintenance was and still remains one of the most important components in the management of industrial assets. From students and maintenance laymen to professionals, everybody working in the industry should know the concept of preventive maintenance and its huge impact on the company’s assets.

Mobility Work provides a bunch of special features to easily manage, schedule and follow-up systematic preventive maintenance interventions.

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Definition of a Systematic Preventive Maintenance

Preventive maintenance can be divided into the following three approaches:

  • Systematic preventive maintenance based on a planned time period, for example every two weeks of operation.
  • Condition-based preventive maintenance performed only when certain equipment indicators show signs of decreasing performance or upcoming failure. The equipment is then checked for these indicators on a regular basis.
  • Remote maintenance performed through the use of remote devices known as monitors or probes.

Each of the mentioned approaches features certain advantages and disadvantages. However, the systematic preventive maintenance routines are the ones that achieve fastest results in the easiest way. They include the systematic tracking of equipment to detect and correct possible problems in order to prevent potential equipment failure before it happens. A problem can be detected thanks to operations as cleaning, lubrication, oil changing, adjustments, parts replacements and many more. This detection then triggers a set of additional operations as spare parts purchase, work preparations or diverse tasks planning.

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Systematic preventive maintenance features 3 important characteristics that can be defined as follows:

Defined Time Interval

Systematic inspections of equipment are based on a predefined time interval. This time interval can be scheduled in your CMMS Mobility Work and trigger an automatic alert to the assigned technician, so that he can carry out the planned operation. After each inspection a control report including the equipment status, remarks, etc. can be prepared to follow the evolution of the asset’s state.

Regular Parts Replacements

Systematic replacements are part of scheduled maintenance operations in which one or more components are automatically changed. However, it is advisable to do at first rather systematic inspections, which are much less expensive. Replacements are recommended only in the following cases:

  • Expiring life of an asset. You can find the life curve of an asset in the analytics tool of the Mobility Work CMMS.
  • Current low cost of a spare pare that you have to change automatically
  • Production stop costs much more than buying the required spare part.
  • Important safety issue.

Systematic Operation Tours

The operation tour is a control action (wear check, sound check, etc.) of a running piece of equipment. These maintenance operations are usually of a short duration and can be performed as well during scheduled inspections. The comments and remarks following an operation tour can be easily recorded in Mobility Work and used to trigger an alert to the maintenance manager if necessary.

Systematic preventive maintenance programs are much more than simply performing routine inspections. They are accompanied by the creation and storage of accurate record of every inspection and servicing. The purpose of these records is to help maintenance technicians to choose the appropriate time to change spare parts but also anticipate possible problems before they occur.

Mobility Work helps collect, organize, store and analyze all necessary information concerning systematic preventive maintenance interventions so it is readily available to maintenance technicians.

Improve Your Preventive Maintenance Program Now with Mobility Work

Mobility Work will allow you to quickly set up the management of your systematic preventive maintenance and establish successful routines. Thanks to the various features mentioned below, Mobility Work will fast and easy improve your systematic preventive maintenance program:

Planning of operations via the maintenance plan and calendar function

Identifying spare parts to be replaced on the maintenance plan with the possibility to verify if the part is in stock and to order it automatically if this is not the case.

Entering comments from the control tours and maintenance interventions

Analyzing the life curve of a piece of equipment as well as planning operations to verify that you are performing the right maintenance strategy.

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Objectives of Systematic Preventive Maintenance

The implementation of a successful systematic preventive maintenance program can impact your organization in various ways. The first and most important benefit is the improved reliability of your entire machine fleet. By eliminating potential problems and failures before they happen, your maintenance team can rely on good functioning equipment without unplanned production stops. Furthermore, the real-time monitoring of assets’ condition ensures that occasional failures can be immediately detected and fixed. When performing scheduled maintenance, the machine stop schedule can be carefully planned according to the production deadlines. And last, but not least, preventive maintenance implies good management, which leads to efficient work preparation and minimizes the occurrence of an unforeseen event. This reduces tensions and the potential risk of conflicts in the team.

Mobility Work is a versatile and dynamic computerized maintenance management platform, aiming at improving your daily maintenance interventions.

By performing systematic maintenance routines, preventive programs anticipate unplanned downtime and thus save cost and extend machines’ lifetime. The integration of such a program requires the careful planning and scheduling of equipment use and the storage of accurate records of past inspections. The deployment of a next-gen, reliable computerized management maintenance system (CMMS) streamlines preventive maintenance and help companies to organize and carry out their preventive maintenance programs.

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