Condition Based Maintenance: A healthy practice that increases the useful life of your assets.
Monitoring a machine is like maintaining a healthy human body. The different analyzes that can be done on a person
to understand their state of health, even knowing what are the bad habits for the body help us give an idea about the
cause of their current state, for example, not eating properly, no exercising or not making regular visits to the
doctor; so we can say that a person can get sick or already is. For a machine it happens the same way, if you do not
have a diagnostic plan and a deep analysis of the information based on all the information collected to verify its
status, we can assume that this equipment can collapse at any time. Monitoring, analyzing and interpreting the
signals that a team gives us is the key to maintaining the reliability, availability and life of the equipment,
if we can perform better scheduled inspections, we can reduce the risk of catastrophic failures and avoid downtime,
costs of maintenance and a colossal number of parts to acquire that were not programmed.
Condition Based Diagnosis and Maintenance
Seeing the complete panorama, if the information of the equipment that comes from instrumentation and programmed
inspections, are analyzed together and at the moment in which said data is obtained, results are obtained that
help to verify the status of the equipment components that present any anomaly or observation in their optimal
operating parameters. To have an early warning system that indicates that a team needs an intervention and on
what component, unlike preventive maintenance that only identifies failures after joint analysis of the results
obtained from a scheduled inspection with sensory data, a process that which can take hours of hours; If we use
technologies that optimize analysis and that can tell us in real time that there is a problem and part of its
severity to carry out an inspection (maintenance based on conditions), For example, if we detect contamination
in the lubricant, then we look for the specific causes and the component which is failing, all based on the
diagnosis and analysis of the information.
Why we should do the condition-based maintenance?
It allows saving maintenance costs, lengthening the life time of the equipment, increasing availability and
maximizing KPI's. Because if the machine has an unforeseen failure, production stops, reliability goes down,
and there may be secondary damage or safety or even environmental issues, repair and labor costs would be very
The first step, a good digital transformation
The CBM is a maintenance technique based on the analysis and diagnosis of conditions, it uses sensors and data
to understand the situation of the equipment, and tells us when it is necessary to repair or replace it.
The industries are currently coupling new interconnectivity technologies in these sensors of their assets,
thus the state of the machine is achieved digitally; This interconnectivity trend is known as Industry 4.0;
a solution that is helping with many complex needs in today's industry, although it does not mean that this
is a magic formula for all processes in the company, it simply cannot interconnect the assets of a plant and
generate value immediately. A poorly implemented digital transformation becomes a burden for workers and
hinders the process instead of optimizing it; The new industrial software to provide huge amounts of
information requires a team of experts to implement and analyze it. We cannot take this process as a widget
that can be installed today to solve all your problems tomorrow.
Industry 4.0; a solution that is helping with many complex needs in today's industry
Finding a maintenance solutions provider to work with you on your precise integration needs will require
ongoing updates and support, but the payoff will be measurable for many years to come. At Piper Solutions
we can help you obtain a general, targeted and reliable view of the status of your equipment in operation
in real time. Asset Portal, is our CBM tool with which you can analyze data that will get the most out of
inspections, increase the useful life of your equipment and maximize your KPI's.