By R. Keith Mobley President and CEO of Integrated Systems Inc.
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Cash outflow (S) Extra cost due to knock-on effect Steady cost of fuel, spares, etc. Plant in good condition 0 0 Condition deteriorating Time/usage (hours) Figure 2–2 Typical cost of deterioration in plant condition. (-ve) Increasing cost as major components begin to fail Cash outflow (S) Cost of routine ppm Increasing wear on moving parts Plant ‘as new’ 0 0 Time/usage (hours) Figure 2–3 Typical cost of a preventive maintenance strategy. If CM is to replace planned preventive maintenance, considerable savings may be realized in the spares and labor requirement for the plant, which may be found to be overmaintained.
At best, we could say, for example, the likely cost of a stoppage is $8,000 per hour, and likely breakdown duration is going to be two shifts at a minimum. 1 Poor-Quality Product as Plant Performance Deteriorates As a machine’s bearings wear out, its lubricants decay, or its flow rates fluctuate, the product being manufactured may suffer damage. This can lead to an increase in the level of rejects or to growing customer dissatisfaction regarding product quality. Financial quantification here is similar to that outlined previously but can be even less precise because the total effect of poor quality may be unknown.
The engineering symptoms can, however, rarely be quantified accurately in terms of financial loss. Very few companies can put an accurate figure on the cost of downtime per hour. Many have no reliable records of their aggregate downtime at all, even if they could put a value per hour on it. Thus, although a maintenance engineer may decide that a particular machine with a history of random bearing failures requires CM, if problems are to be anticipated, and the plant should be taken out of use before a catastrophic in-service failure occurs, how can he or she justify the expenditure of, say, $10,000 on the appropriate monitoring equipment, when plant and production records may be too vague to show what time and expense could be saved, and what this savings represents in terms of profit and loss to the company?
An Introduction to Predictive Maintenance by R. Keith Mobley President and CEO of Integrated Systems Inc.