Preventive maintenance matters because it’s always better to be proactive than reactive. Deferred maintenance jeopardizes productivity and costs. The “if there isn’t an issue, why search for one?” stance keeps your facility from running as efficiently as it should. Here are the benefits of preventive maintenance.
Preventive Maintenance = Longevity of Assets
The goal of every facility manager should be to keep their assets running optimally for as long as possible. When assets run longer, you won’t have to shell out money to replace them. Mean time before failures (MTBF) predicts the time between machinery and equipment failures during their regular operating hours. The time is in hours and shows how long something operates without downtime. Facility leaders use this key performance indicator (KPI) to make informed maintenance decisions. Tracking a KPI such as MTBF allows you to catch the equipment before a breakdown. When a facility has an excellent downtime tracking system, they will see an increase in their assets’ lifespans.
Preventive maintenance ensures that your facility keeps an excellent reputation. Most mechanical issues are preventable. When a facility manager proactively schedules maintenance, it reduces the risk of the equipment failing. Nothing compares to having peace of mind knowing that your establishment is running smoothly.
A benefit of preventive maintenance is equipment lasting longer and being more efficient. Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) is another KPI. OEE rates efficiency in three categories, including:
- Availability: measures any events that stopped planned production for a noticeable amount of time
- Performance: factors that cause equipment to operate at less than the maximum speed while operating
- Quality: parts that don’t meet quality requirements. For example, an unclean HVAC system won’t crank out high-quality air.
Promotes a Safe and Healthy Work Environment
Health and safety concerns should always be the top two priorities in any commercial building, whether a manufacturing company or an office or school. You want to ensure that your team is using safe equipment. A computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) enables you to oversee all the equipment in your facility. In addition, a CMMS stores vital safety information in one digital hub.
No facility leader wants an emergency on their hands, mainly when they could have avoided it—emergency reactive maintenance results in rushed shipping costs and the need for specialized technicians. In addition, you’ll have to face a loss in sales due to malfunctions.
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