How Can Smart Technology Make PPM Easier?
Maintenance is critical for every industrial manager who manages complicated HVAC equipment and processes on a daily basis, not just for running the business effectively and safely, but also for achieving or surpassing the business’ goals.
With the advent of digitalisation in the past few years, many industrial companies have battled to stay current with the quantity of data created by their facilities, and eventually, have learned how to use this information to transition from condition-based maintenance methods to planned preventative maintenance techniques.
What Is Smart Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM)?
Today’s asset management depends heavily on data, but that will change in the future as the world becomes increasingly digital. Corrective or reactive maintenance was the norm in business until recently. Smart technology and predictive maintenance software are being used by organisations of all sizes to guide preventative maintenance plans and improve revenues in order to remain competitive.
In today’s world, smart PPM is a contemporary maintenance strategy that makes use of a variety of technologies and approaches, including predictive maintenance. Preventative maintenance that goes above the norm is known as smart maintenance. This works by:
- Maintaining networked assets under monitoring
- Streamlining a number of routine maintenance procedures
- Integrating with different types of maintenance management system
Benefits of Smart PPM
Extended lifespan of assets
Equipment is kept in good condition through planned preventative maintenance. Additionally, you’re helping to increase machinery lifetime by doing so.
Easily determine what to repair or replace
Without a database of data on the equipment, it’s impossible to make an informed repair or replacement choice. Because of the digital platform, an asset management team can collect, organise, and analyse more thorough and accurate data on which assets need repair and when it’s more cost-effective to replace the current equipment with something more modern and energy efficient.
You promote productivity by ensuring that your facilities and equipment function smoothly. Machines that are regularly serviced are more likely to produce optimal results, and more production translates into higher profits.
Reduced maintenance costs
Repairing a machine after it crashes may be quite expensive. Businesses may save a lot of money on maintenance by properly implementing a preventative maintenance program with the help of smart technologies.
Reduced scrap and rework
When manufacturing systems fail, scrap and rework occur. It frequently results in an increase in energy consumption and a decrease in product yield, both of which have a negative impact on your bottom line. It is possible to decrease the risk of breakdowns that lead to scrap and rework if maintenance teams have a smart maintenance system in place.
Reduced energy consumption
With the help of a digital platform, repair and maintenance crews can stay organised and on time. Preventive measures like this ensure that equipment and systems function smoothly and efficiently while consuming less energy. They also help the environment. A reduction in the use of energy results in lower expenses. Maintenance schedules must be followed, and equipment must be kept in top condition to guarantee efficiency and reduce environmental effect.
Monitoring equipment for compliance places a significant administrative load on companies. As a result of relying on manual procedures, there is a danger of manual errors and the associated financial loss that results from noncompliance. Smart technologies automate everything from fire safety compliance to workers’ safety to noise exposure, vibrations, and pollutants. Aside from storing collected data, smart technologies provide a centralised platform that is accessible from anywhere, eliminating the need for file cabinets and manual operations.
While neglecting routine maintenance is a cause for concern, going too far in the opposite direction may be equally costly. It’s important to be able to fine-tune maintenance schedules in real-time with smart technologies and preventative maintenance. As a result, every aspect of maintenance will be optimised, resulting in cost savings and reduced waste.
The future of maintenance will be defined by data-inspired innovations. Smart technologies allow business owners and managers to keep tabs on their whole operation anywhere they are on a real-time basis. Data that may be used to make strategic decisions and take meaningful steps is provided by this.
Existing asset management systems and planned preventative maintenance can readily integrate many smart technologies. As a result, incorporating them into your strategy is simple. The possibility for automation is created as a result, and this is driving businesses towards the future.
If you’d like to learn more about smart PPM and set up a maintenance program for your equipment, feel free to contact us. Get in touch with our maintenance professionals immediately so that we can provide you advice on how to make sure your system is perfect for your building and your operational requirements.