Fiix Condition Based Maintenance
What is Condition Based Maintenance (CBM)
CBM a maintenance strategy that monitors the actual condition of an asset to decide what maintenance needs to be done.
What is the goal of condition-based maintenance
To help monitor and identify upcoming equipment failure so maintenance can be proactively scheduled when it is needed and not before.
Advantages of condition-based maintenance
- CBM is performed while the asset is working, which lessens the chances of disruption to normal operations.
- Reduces the cost of asset failures.
- Improves equipment reliability.
- Minimizes unscheduled downtime.
- Minimizes time spent on maintenance.
- Minimize overtime costs and emergency spare parts.
- Improves work safety.
Types of condition-based maintenance
- Vibration Analysis – Vibration sensors can be used to detect when this becomes excessive.
- Infrared – IR cameras can be used to detect high-temperature conditions in energized equipment.
- Ultrasonic – Detection of deep subsurface defects such as boat hull corrosion.
- Acoustic – Used to detect gas, liquid, or vacuum leaks.
- Oil analysis – Measures the number and size of particles in a sample to determine asset wear.
- Electrical – Motor current readings using clamp on ammeters.
- Operational performance – Sensors throughout a system measure pressure, temperature, flow etc.