Predictive maintenance gives you control over when equipment will shut down. That is, instead of an unintentional shutdown occurring in the middle of a production run (a bad thing for, say, a glass plant), it occurs in a planned, orderly fashion. Because you see equipment is moving along a trend to failure (based on your insulation resistance trending, coronal analysis, oil analysis, thermography, or whatever other predictive tools you're using), you can schedule repairs rather than react to a crisis.
You'll have on hand everything you need:
- Replacement parts.
- Repair techs and support personnel.
- Lights, power, drawings, cleaning supplies, safety guards, and PPE.
- Test equipment and tools.