“Manage the program not the data” part two
When developing a PdM program, the tendency is to focus on the initial hardware or software required or the outsource provider.
The recommended steps prior to deciding how to run the program and with what resources are as followed:
Develop an asset list for items to be evaluated for inclusion into the PdM program
Implement a process for ranking/scoring the criticality of each asset and determine whether predictive maintenance tasks are required and/or cost justified based on risk
Evaluate the failure modes of these assets to determine the appropriate predictive task(s) and technology for mitigating these failure modes.
Establish the optimal monitoring frequencies to ensure advanced detection of developing faults while minimizing required resources.
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