Maintenance

Guide to failure metrics

Asset performance metrics like MTTR, MTBF, and MTTF are essential for any organization with equipment-reliant operations. Only by tracking these critical KPIs can an enterprise maximize uptime and keep disruptions to a minimum.

Tracking the reliability of assets is one challenge that engineering and maintenance managers face on a daily basis. While failure metrics can be very useful in this context, to use them effectively, you need to know what meaning hides behind their acronyms, how to distinguish between them, how to calculate them, and what does that tell you about your assets.

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How many times over the last year did a critical piece of equipment break down unexpectedly? How many hours of productivity were lost due to an emergency repair? How many preventive maintenance tasks were missed due to a scheduling oversight? Do you know how many work orders were submitted, actioned and resolved over the last 6 months and if any of them are still opened?

Reactive maintenance to preventive maintenance

Making the switch from reactive maintenance to preventive maintenance can save thousands to millions of dollars, extend the life of your critical assets, and relieve your team of the stress and anxiety of dealing with frequent unpredictable equipment failures.

Despite widely proven benefits of switching to preventive maintenance, around 60% of facilities are still relying on reactive maintenance as a major part of their overall maintenance strategy.

Reasons to use Computerized maintenance management system

Many businesses turn to maintenance software for help when they have the need to optimize their maintenance operations through the efficient work order management system or problems tracking their inventory levels.

While those are perfectly good reasons to try out a CMMS, the benefits of a fully utilized computerized maintenance management system reach far beyond that.

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Risk-based maintenance (RbM)

Have you ever asked yourself if you’d be able to save time and resources by not spending your already limited resources on assets that don’t need it?

Do you wonder if you’d save time and money by creating a maintenance strategy for particular assets?

Our guide to Risk-Based Maintenance (RbM) will show you step by step in layman terms how to quickly analyze the most efficient way to use your maintenance resources while improving reliability, reducing costs, and increasing equipment integrity.

Reliability centered maintenance (RCM)
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Even though it may not seem so important when all your equipment is in proper working order, keeping up with regular maintenance is a mission-critical process.

If you barely notice the benefits of preventative maintenance, you’re either doing it right, or you’ve been lucky enough to avoid a catastrophic equipment failure that makes the need for a preventive maintenance program blatantly (and painfully) obvious.

CMMS benefits

A CMMS, a.k.a Computerized Maintenance Management System, is a software program that, in a nutshell, streamlines and automates a company’s maintenance processes. CMMS solutions came about in the 80’s when managers and crew were sick of the chaos caused by trying to track their WOs, PMs and assets with paper and pencil.

Thanks to this type of technology, maintenance managers can now automate their maintenance schedules, increase asset lifetime, forecast inventory needs, and keep track of work orders via both desktop computer and mobile devices.