In complex automated systems there are a myriad of potential failure and routine maintenance points. The cost of maintaining such systems can be substantial in terms of:
- Skilled people operating out of hours
- Stoppage time to repair failed sub-systems
- Replacement of wear items – especially where other cost factors dictate premature replacement to prevent disruptive failures or to conform to planned maintenance schedules.
In many systems, preventative maintenance is based on a planned schedule (planned preventative maintenance). Whilst this can be an effective mechanism in some instances, in complex systems there is increasing evidence to support a move to condition based maintenance. Sensors and detectors are used to monitor systems and sub-systems to trigger a maintenance event based on a pre-alarm initiated by measurable deterioration in particular parameters (operating current, vibration, wear, lubricant or coolant levels etc).
Szabo-Prevent combines a number of functions to deliver a comprehensive fault prevention, fault management and maintenance management tool. If your organisation relies on continuity of complex systems and automated processes, Szabo-Prevent will ensure that:
- Disruption is minimised
- Maintenance and repair times are optimised
- Maintenance costs are reduced