What is Condition-Based Monitoring?
Standard scheduled maintenance can be a wasteful practice for two reasons. First, the maintained device often does not require maintenance. This makes scheduled maintenance a wasted operational practice. Second, failure catalysts are often introduced into properly working equipment. Also, devices often fail immediately after they are maintained. To better control costs, process manufacturers have started an aggressive campaign to minimize such operations by focusing on condition-based monitoring to significantly improve both availability and reliability.
What is Condition-Based Maintenance?
Condition-based monitoring (CBM) is a type of predictive maintenance combination of software and services that involves using sensors to measure the status of an asset over time while it is in operation. Use the the data collected to establish trends. Also, predict equipment or process failures, and calculate the remaining life of an asset. CBM solutions can create alerts and share data for use in workflows, dashboards and reports.
When CBM is able to proactively spot problems, reduce maintenance labor costs by moving unplanned maintenance to planned. This decreases the amount of time a maintenance procedure takes and extending the intervals between maintenance procedures.
What is Acoustic Ultrasound Condition-Based Maintenance?
CTRL’s definition of Condition Based Monitoring (CBM) is the process of knowing current operational conditions of various key components of your equipment and indicating when the slightest changes first present themselves to allow time to plan and take corrective action.
In this economy, we are challenged to do more with less. More production, less maintenance; more programs, less manpower.
Now you can diagnose machine condition or unexpected problems while in full operation with non-destructive testing (NDT) before catastrophic failure. This timely information will minimize and even eliminate production downtime by scheduling a call to action during a shutdown. Scheduling around production saves time and money and increases reliable productivity.
CTRL combines its quality ultrasonic products (the earliest technology which can detect change) and cloud-based software analysis into programs designed specifically for your organization’s needs. Our turnkey approach helps integrate this new technology for a quicker return on investment while sustaining measurable success (equipment reliability). This allows for better corporate communication of results and benefits, all the while enhancing the capabilities of your experienced workforce.
CTRL Systems, Inc. helps organizations understand, integrate, and rely upon condition-based maintenance technology to make informed, critical business decisions. Our technology typically has ROI in the first use, but we work with our clients to measure and sustain the savings for years to come.