Scheduled Maintenance Beats Unexpected Downtime

Use Reliability-Centric Organizations to focus on extending equipment life.

By Craig Cotter, PE, CMRP for our sister publication Plant Services

According to many maintenance professionals – including Chemical Processing's Ask The Experts guru Michael Eisenbise, global reliability implementation specialist for BP Downstream and past chairman of SMRP-- reliability-centered maintenance (RCM) programs are centered on achieving the inherent safety and reliability capabilities of equipment at a minimum cost.

Our sister publication, Plant Services, published an article that echoes Eisenbise's thoughts:

Traditional maintenance metrics, such as improved tool time and schedule compliance, are not enough to achieve top performance. Some organizations develop robust planning and scheduling departments to improve tool time and repair broken equipment more efficiently. However, those organizations are missing out on a benefit that is up to five times greater than faster repairs. Rather than fixing broken equipment faster, try instead to extend the life of the equipment and achieve top performance using a reliability-centric approach.

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