Many of the modern CMMS products in the Market has the facility to upload links to media files in almost all the modules within the system. Such Multimedia files will help users in quickly referring to documents, drawings, e catalogues, SOPs, viewing maps etc. I came across a document on the subject. You could read the full document through the link given below.
Well defined removal routes for critical equipment, lists of special equipment with their storage details, emergency procedures etc will add pep to the CMMS that can give access to such documents to the concerned people whenever the need arises.
Any CMMS worth its while needs to have this facility as a quality value add. Check MPulse software for this wonderful feature.
predictive maintenance is one area that needs no introduction. Combination of techniques and tools available currently makes this a very competitive process. With this process, we can determine when to do any maintenance. Yes, preventive maintenance processes also will be followed, but instead of doing them mechanically as per a time schedule, it gets done when it is required to be done.
In most cases, the buffer time provided for time based preventive maintenance schedules is too much and we end up over-maintaining the equipment causing the following:
- Doing maintenance on fully functional, healthy and operational equipment
- Replacing the mandatory spares and consumables every time we do maintenance
- Creating a condition where the equipment could fail due to man-made mistakes during assembly of equipment, post-maintenance.
I came across a wonderful article covering predictive maintenance using a combination of techniques and tools. The link is given below.
Predictive Maintenance: Combine vibration monitoring and ultrasound for more cost-effective predictive maintenance.
Please take some time to look up the link, read and be enlightened.
Posted in CMMS, Continuous improvement, Infrastructure Maintenance & Management, IR Thermography, Maintenance cost, Predictive Maintenance, Preventive maintenance, Processes, Reliability, Ultrasound Scanning, Vibration Analysis
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