For your operations, each asset does not require preventive maintenance. Usually, the operations of the utility and equipment that have an impact on the operation and the output of the manufacturer require a PM or preventive maintenance. These help the company in saving money and also avoid any kind of unscheduled maintenance that might hamper work and other things. Here are some tips on a preventive maintenance program and what to keep in mind.
Focus On Specific Modes
All your operations do not require PM or preventive maintenance. Many companies spend a lot of money on preventive maintenance but the crew does not have to prevent anything. Therefore, strategizing is an essential element that should be considered. When creating your PM program, focus on individual tasks- a precise failure mode. With failure mode oriented, inspections would be more targeted tasks. You will be able to provide maintenance to those without which there could be a high impact on your operations.
Apply Skills At Necessary Places
When you are creating a preventive maintenance task list or program, you must create a list where skills necessary for this maintenance are required as well. Usually, most of them could be easily performed by your in-house staff but for some, you might need highly skilled ones. This is when outsourcing skilled technicians would be a great idea.
After all, the equipment you are using is a machine and it will break down at some point in time. Being aware of this could help you save a lot of time and cost-wise. The frequent inspection helps you in catching the problem before it could occur. A great tip would be to take the time it takes to develop a failure and cut it in half to get your inspection on point and frequently. If they show signs of wearing down, you should check them weekly.
Always Try Staying on Schedule
Usually, any preventive maintenance would include a specific-time after which it should be inspected. And, those regulations and time frames should be adhered to. When you fail at preventive maintenance and adhering to it, it could cause extra tear which could cost you disruption and money as well.
Therefore, these are some of the primary tips that should be kept in mind at all costs. Following your maintenance schedule by heart helps in avoiding any kind of big operation hassle that might cost your company and as a manufacturer a lot.