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Predictive Maintenance or Preventive Maintenance: Which is Your Strategy?

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Predictive Maintenance or Preventive Maintenance: Which is Your Strategy?

Predictive plant maintenance vs preventive plant maintenance… which is better? Both have their advantages. A mobile plant maintenance application can optimize either approach to streamline workflows, cut costs, maximize productivity, and minimize unplanned downtime. Learn more in this blog.

Predictive Maintenance

Predictive maintenance entails determining the condition of in-service equipment so as to predict when maintenance should be performed. This type of maintenance program is suited to your largest, most expensive, and most complex assets and promises cost savings over routine or time-based preventive maintenance, because tasks are performed only when warranted.

Predictive maintenance allows organizations to schedule inspections, repairs or replacements ahead of any issue or equipment failure affects the chain of operations. This maintenance program requires technicians to monitor equipment performance during routine operations to determine and test conditions and predict when maintenance should be performed.

Adopting predictive maintenance can have many positive impacts, such as:

  • Improves plant reliability, machine availability, and production safety,
  • Maintenance activities are carried out as the machines are running,
  • Prevents catastrophic breakdowns, delays and other bottlenecks,
  • Increases asset life-cycle,
  • Provides full asset visibility.


Preventive Maintenance

Preventive maintenance is exactly as it sounds: maintenance that takes place before something breaks down. It’s a time-based or meter-count based approach that’s carried out at predetermined intervals to reduce failure risk or performance degradation of assets. The aim of preventive maintenance is to minimize unplanned downtime and reduce repair costs. Preventive maintenance cannot always prevent asset failure; however, routine maintenance is highly efficient and significantly reduces the chance of system breakdowns.

Emergency service maintenance cost more than regularly scheduled maintenance; in fact, aging equipment is the leading costs of unscheduled downtime. On average, 31 percent of maintenance teams use preventive maintenance schedules to decrease that downtime and, in order for maintenance schedules to be effective, schedules are calendar- or time-based strategy. That’s why CMMS preventive maintenance programs are popular and used by all sizes of companies.

Advantages of Preventive Maintenance Programs

Every plant has varying maintenance needs and, because of this, it can be extremely difficult for maintenance personnel to establish a successful preventive maintenance program without the proper information, instructions and guidelines. Implementing a preventive maintenance can have many positive impacts on your organization.

Examples of these impacts include:

  • Increases equipment life more than expected,
  • Reduces unplanned downtime caused by equipment failure,
  • Enhances reliability of equipment
  • Cut off unnecessary maintenance, repairs, and inspections
  • Decreases risk of workplace injury and potential losses
  • Cost-effective

Optimize Your Maintenance Strategy with the RIGHT Mobile Solution

Today, working smarter with access to equipment information and condition from anywhere, anytime is critical to ensure maintenance is effective. Leveraging the benefits of both preventive maintenance and predictive maintenance can make your plant more efficient and productive.

Innovapptive offers Mobile Plant Maintenance, a solution which supports both predictive and preventive maintenance strategy. This mobile solution helps organizations be proactive with smarter plans to deliver the right service at the right time. Mobile Plant Maintenance enables plant technicians/maintenance workers to work safer, more productively, and more independently, providing an intuitive user experience and providing them anytime, anywhere access to the information they need to do their jobs efficiently and effectively. It also helps organizations extend their equipments’ life, minimize unplanned downtime, failures and maintenance backlogs while reducing paperwork.

mWorkOrder SAP® Certified solution leverages the SAP Plant Maintenance (PM) module at the back-end to deliver a consistent, reliable and a productive asset maintenance experience across a wide range of industries. mWorkorder has new, enhanced features such as UI Enhancement, Configurable Dashboard, Classification - Equipment, Auto HR Time-sheet and many more.

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Innovapptive – a Connected Worker Platform provider – has a simple mission: “Connect and create conversations between people, machinery and work processes while improving people’s lives.” Innovapptive offers the only Connected Worker Platform that digitizes the last mile of your front-line workers into SAP and IBM (watch a short video here). We’d like to show how our Mobile Plant Maintenance application can help you successfully start and complete your journey to more efficient, safe and productive plant maintenance. Schedule a free demo today by calling 844-464-6668 or by clicking here

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