Total Reliability Management
Traditionally, two major types of maintenance strategies have been utilized: Reactive Maintenance (RM), run until failure; and Preventive Maintenance (PM), overhaul at designated time intervals prior to expected failure. Predictive Maintenance (PDM) describes a maintenance approach of determining a machine's condition and its need for maintenance without disturbing normal operation.
Predictive Maintenance is accomplished by utilizing vibration analysis, ultrasonic analysis, lubricating oil analysis, Thermographic/Infrared inspections, plus other condition monitoring techniques for determining operating condition and detecting faults. From trending and diagnostic results of the PDM information, an active approach of systematically finding and eliminating the underlying causes of machine problems can then be initiated.
This corrective phrase is what we call Proactive Maintenance (PAM). IMPACT's mission has been to efficiently balance the selected practices of RM, PM, PDM, and PAM into a defined strategy called Total Reliability Management (TRM). A comprehensive TRM maintenance approach ultimately eliminates unexpected failures of equipment and decreases overall maintenance costs resulting from unnecessary overhauls and emergency repairs.
This overall management process that is Results-Driven to achieve maximum Reliability has been designed for the maintenance Industry to minimize initial installation related problems, highlight developing machinery defects, reduce down-time, and defer open-and-inspect requirements when justified. Well maintained, reliable operating machinery produces substantial, wide-ranging cost savings for the plant.
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