Predictive maintenance - burden or benefit?

Mather, Daryl
September 2007
Utility Week;Sep2007 Utility Engineering, Vol. 27, p8
Trade Publication
The author examines the cost effectiveness of using predictive maintenance technologies. It is sometimes hard to tell people that if predictive technologies are misapplied they can cost money, sometimes more than if they had never maintained the item at all. Predictive maintenance works by detecting early signs of physical degradation of assets and predicting when this will cause failure. Once the reasonably likely failure causes have all been identified, then one can put in place the failure management strategies.


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