Towards predictive maintenance with a strategy to maintain availability
Measuring the maturity of your asset management strategy is most commonly addressed with the asset maintenance maturity model.
SANTA MONICA, CA, USA, Sept. 12, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Regardless of industry, for all businesses with intensive asset management needs, maintenance strategy is imperative to maintain uptime and reliability. Measuring the maturity of your asset management strategy is most commonly addressed with the Asset Maintenance Maturity Model which has been around for some time. The levels are as follows:
ASSET MATURITY MODEL
Step 1 – Reactive maintenance
It’s the chaotic approach to maintenance where you wait for the worst to happen and jump in to fix it.
Step 2 – Scheduled Maintenance
Maintenance schedules are established on the basis of fixed schedules.
Step 3 – Preventative Maintenance
Using a formal process, maintenance schedules are defined and information is collected.
Step 4 – Predictive maintenance
Using sensor data to predict failures instead of waiting for them to occur or planning based on time intervals.
Step 5 – Advanced Optimized Predictive Maintenance
Assets are monitored in real time using built-in data sources.
USING TECHNOLOGY TO PLAN MAINTENANCE
Reliance on technology has increased many times over with the impact of the pandemic. Sensor costs are relatively low compared to failure and can be used, reported and analyzed. Especially if you use software such as a CMMS. By using sensors, you can increase monitoring and reduce overhead while avoiding impact on ongoing procedures. Asset health data will provide a proactive window for maintenance, keeping everything running smoothly.
It’s hard to think of changing everything at once, so consider running traditional maintenance alongside predictive maintenance. This will allow you to decide how you want to use the Asset Health Insight.
If you are looking to switch from a traditional maintenance system such as paper and pen or spreadsheets, the next steps should be implementing a CMMS system such as Maxpanda. Book a free demo to see how it can work with your business.
What is a maintenance technician? While employment in manufacturing has gradually eroded, skilled technical workers – variously referred to as trade workers or skilled artisans – have received little attention from social scientists, but many of these occupations remain a pathway viable to the middle class for millions of Americans and play a vital role. since maintenance technicians maintain the economic productivity of the country by using skilled technician processes. Thus, a more accurate understanding of these occupations and their training requirements leads to better policy reforms that improve individual well-being and national economic vitality. Using wages to assess middle-skilled occupations can be misleading, as workers in the middle of the wage distribution may be relatively low-skilled but well-paid due to union contracts or other characteristics of the industries in which they typically work . Similarly, some low-paying occupations may be relatively skilled but experience negative wage trends due to trade, immigration, or technological change. The use of educational requirements also encounters difficulties because there is a huge variation in the technical skills of people who have the same level of education.
Skilled technical workers are found in a wide range of occupations. Indeed, out of the 22 major occupational categories, only five have no occupation that meets the criteria. Most skilled technical workers are in “blue collar” positions: installation, maintenance and repair; construction; production; protective services; and transportation and movement of materials. Yet many come from traditionally professional working families. The second largest group, accounting for 3.3 million jobs, is that of health practitioners and technical professions and the fifth largest group, accounting for 0.82 million workers, is that of computer science and mathematics . Architecture and engineering occupations account for 0.65 million more.
Skilled technical occupations disproportionately employ workers with postgraduate degrees below bachelor’s level. Almost a quarter of skilled technical occupations report a post-secondary certificate as their highest level of education, compared to only 6% of all other workers. This makes a certificate the most common level of education besides a high school diploma for skilled technical workers. Another 15% of skilled technical workers have earned an associate’s degree, compared to 6% of all other workers. Compared to the rest of the U.S. workforce, skilled technical workers are much more likely to have post-secondary education beyond a high school diploma, but less likely to have completed a bachelor’s or higher degree.
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