A propriate maintenance of plant equipment can significantly reduce the overall operating cost, while boosting the productivity of the plant. Although many management personnel often view plant maintenance as an outflow, a more positive approach in looking at it is to view maintenance works as a profit center. The key to this approach lies in a new perspective of proactive maintenance approach.
Revising the most expected ways that equipment will fail has been a key concern in reliability-centered maintenance (RCM) to safeguard that proactive, predictive and preventive maintenance actions during improvement could be planned and approved. So often that maintenance division will approve a more guarded approach of playing safe and relying on the conservative or usual method of equipment maintenance rather than vexing a proven method which has been tested to be competent just to evade any
complicated matter ascending from the technique.
Henceforth, another outlook of looking at maintenance purpose is not only to maintain but also to augment the process or the plant process system as a result of reversal planning. Thus, rather than reinstating or trying to re-establish the equipment to its original performance, planning a reversal could better still aimed at enhancing the process and performance of a plant, equipment or any system.
In the maintenance enterprise state, presentation assurances and constant upgrading goals deliver better switch over maintenance outcomes and guarantee manufacture goals which are actuality stretched. Thus, another query ascends as to when we have to initiate our maintenance platform? The outdated method of capital engineering and scheme organizations is dignified on two key objectives – being on time and being on budget. Those dimensions inexorably drive the maintenance teams to focus on entire installed
An enhanced solution should be a combined and aligned method, which should initiate when the facility or system is just
a proposal, which is even earlier the preparation stage, and lasts up until it is time to for the facility to de-commissioning.
budget. Contradict to this, maintenance and dependability cluster focuses their energy on equipment that is up and running and their concern are more on the machine availability, reliability and avoiding down time.
The assortment of precise equipment of low installed budget helps to decrease budget but at the same time drives up maintenance budget and downtime which is not promising to the vender maintenance team. Therefore, an enhanced solution should be a combined and aligned method, which should initiate when the facility or system is just a proposal, which is even earlier the preparation stage, and lasts up until it is time to for the facility to de-commissioning (Figure 1).
By dropping the direct and indirect cost of system failure, the perception of prolific, effective and cost-effective can be attained from the maintenance program.
Return of Assets = Revenue (1)
Volume = Max. Capacity× Overall Equipment
Effective maintenance has a constructive result on calculation (1), (2) and (3).
Enhanced maintenance assists to improve efficiency by dropping the need for costly capital advancements to upturn output.
The goal of maintenance program is also changing and with the rapid technological development, improvement of equipment and technology will be one of the key aspects of improved maintenance practiced for better productivity, effectiveness and profitability.