Fiix Condition Based Maintenance

What is Condition Based Maintenance (CBM)

Planned maintenance refers to any maintenance activity that is planned, documented, and scheduled on an asset. The aim of planned maintenance is to reduce downtime. 

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.