Equipment maintenance, if I could do it all over again, this is what I would do.
"After 20 Years In Maintenance And Engineering Here Is One Page On What To Do If You Are In Charge Of Asset Management In A Company!"
For Immediately Improved Results.
lubrication regime where everything is lubricated when due and you know the
right lubricant gets all the way to where it should.
of the plant or maintenance engineer’s time spent out with the maintenance
trades teaching them and learning from them.
shaft alignments are done on all pumps and gearbox drives including eliminating
monitor bearings on critical equipment often enough to stop a failure.
know vendors and supplier’s best technical people and get their advice on
equipment watch-keeping lists and trouble-shooting check sheets for plant
plant and equipment choices and selections with a 20 to 25 year time span in
For Improved Results That Will Show Benefits In A Few Months Time.
measuring performance with Key Performance Indicators.
Measure both the equipment performance and the business system’s
performance. Use that knowledge to
a basic condition-monitoring regime – vibration/oil analysis/thermography/visual
thorough engineer review of plant changes and upgrades to make decisions based
outside of the company and bring in the training and teaching that your people
need to become leaders in their field.
Maintenace Planners to plan jobs in detail so you pick-up labour efficiency and
all galvanic corrosion between dissimilar metals in contact and get rid of it.
operators how the equipment works and teach your maintenance trades how the
all the technical knowledge on plant and equipment that your trades need, in a
place they can easily find it.
Do a Root
Cause Analysis on equipment and systems failures.
For Improvements That Will Show Benefits Over The Coming Years.
Capital Projects group’s output to the on-going needs of Maintenance and
introduce supervisors and leading hands to world class practices so they can see
introduce Senior Managers to world class practices and methods so that can see
the best vendors and suppliers and form a long-term partnership.
This will save time, give you access to good prices, let you use their
expertise to solve problems and let you focus on your business.
flexibility and redundancy into the plant so that when something goes wrong you
have options to address it quickly. For
example install tie-ins to processes in readiness to install mobile plant if the
main item fails.
Reliability Centered Maintenance on new and old plant and equipment.
and use equipment that does not breakdown when it fails.
Design protection into equipment that stops it breaking if it’s
overloaded or run wrongly.
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