Pragmatic approach to Condition Monitoring

How We Work

We operate a 6-stage process for scoping, delivering and continuously improving our condition monitoring service on your site. Our engineers engage with your team to ensure we take advantage of their knowledge of your plant but also to ensure they are pro-actively involved in the CBM programme.

It is essential that the condition of your production assets is understood, if you are to achieve reliable running and avoid production downtime. To succeed, you must measure, monitor and continuously improve the health of your machines. We can support your maintenance strategy with our condition monitoring service.

Follow our 6-stage process.

Hovering over the circles above will show each of the 6 stages in our Process.

More information is provided on each step as you click on them.

Stage 1 – Scope

We focus on critical failure avoidance by facilitating a criticality workshop with your team to define a cost-effective CBM solution. Our focus is on failure modes for critical assets where the consequences of failure are going to hurt you.

Stage 2- Mobilisation

We implement a holistic condition monitoring programme – this ensures an appropriate mix of techniques are used to provide information on the condition of your assets.

Our engineers provide short presentations to your team, so they understand the purpose of the condition monitoring programme. This will help them interpret the information we provide and their role in improving the reliability of your plant. We engage with your site engineers so they take ownership and interact with our CBM engineers.

Stage 3 – Routine Service

Our condition monitoring engineer collects the relevant CBM data from the agreed assets with a routine visit to the site.

At the same time they will conduct a condition check, (an opportunistic, area-based, general visual inspection,) identifying any failure modes or degradation found.  This helps address any ‘factory blindness’ and takes advantage of ‘fresh eyes’ to find and report failures beyond the condition monitoring brief.

Our condition monitoring engineer will provide a verbal de-brief detailing any critical, safety or failures requiring immediate action.

We then download the collected data to a cloud-based portal, where it is analysed and reports prepared.

Stage 4 – Reporting

We will provide you with an electronic report summarising equipment condition and fault severity with a recommended mitigating action. The mitigating action is written in a format that can be ‘cut-and-paste’ to a corrective work order. Each mitigating action has a 1-page work summary that can also be attached to the corrective work order.

Our service will be delivered against the following KPIs:

  • Overall Asset Health score
  • CBM schedule compliance
  • Measurements by type and status
  • Total cost-benefit achieved

This ‘what gets measured, gets done’ approach provides you with the visibility and confidence that you are receiving value from the service.

Stage 5 – Action

The aim of our condition monitoring service is to provide accurate data to your site engineering team, enabling the proactive planning of corrective activities prior to failure.

We work with you to make sure remedial recommendations are justified, understood and actioned. Our condition monitoring team will track all actions through to completion and your team should provide us with information about the status of a remedial action and an estimated cost of a planned versus an unplanned repair. This allows us to quantify the cost-benefit realised.

If remedial recommendations are not implemented, the predicted failures will occur and the condition monitoring programme will be ineffective.

Stage 6 – Continuous Improvement

We are focused on continuous improvement and throughout the period of our contract we will be working to improve both our service and the productivity and safety of your assets.

During the programme we trend and analyse your CBM data, allowing us to alter the schedule and set alarm levels that are appropriate for your equipment in their operating context. This allows a tailored condition monitoring programme to be developed, acting on lessons-learnt.

For complex faults or problems, our engineers can also use Root Cause Analysis (RCA) for identifying mitigating actions.

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