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Predictive Maintenance Efforts Boast Uneven Success

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Online polling conducted by CP late last year shed some light on the success of plants in achieving predictive maintenance. While more than a quarter of respondents said their sites had attained high or very high success, a larger number reported only moderate success, and over 15% called success low or very low (Figure 1). Several reasons account for the disparate results, say vendors, who also suggest a number of ways to improve outcomes.Operating companies generally realize that predictive maintenance promises greater uptime and, thus, increased production capacity, along with lower costs from planned maintenance versus reacting to asset failure or performing…

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