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.