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Any Recommendations (i.e., books, etc.) on How to Create Preventive Maintenance?

08/07/2017 10:22 AM

Dear All,

I'm trying to understand what is a good preventive maintenance for instrumentation? any advice from your experience also what is your system to manage that? we use maximo and it seems very laidback system. Thank you.

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08/07/2017 11:19 AM

Follow manufacturer's recommendations...read the manual....

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08/07/2017 9:28 PM

A lot of our equipment don't have manual unfortunately but that is okay

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08/08/2017 8:34 AM

...then there is an opportunity: contact all the equipment manufacturers where manuals are missing, and obtain them.

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08/07/2017 9:29 PM

Thanks for the link

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08/07/2017 2:21 PM

Maximo is probably overkill for your application but could be made to work.

The most important part of setting up a PM system is to realize what you are doing now. Document your business practices as they exist and then figure out how you would like to change them.

Once that is done, look through your instrumentation manuals for the manufacturer's recommendations for PM and write those into your procedures. Add any additional info/practices that you feel are needed based on your experience with the equipment.

One approach that has worked well for instrumentation is to piggy-back your PM system onto your calibration system. Most instrumentation is already set up on a calibration system with defined intervals that have been set by experience or industry standards. Just write a PM task and add it to the work that is done at each recall and you have the beginnings of a PM system for your instrumentation. You still need to document that the PM was done and any issues found.

We use a program called CWorks (I am just a user, no financial interest) that is robust and inexpensive for our PM system. Equipment instrumentation is handled with each PM for that equipment. Calibration is on a home-built Excel based system that needs replaced, but no time and overlapping responsibilities make that difficult.

My preference would be to use a purpose built calibration/PM system for instrumentation, but it's not my call and if I rock the boat too much the powers that be would make me do it . . . ;)

Good luck!

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08/07/2017 9:30 PM

The overlapping responsibilities that is what makes us holding the improvement

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08/07/2017 2:41 PM

When in doubt, calibrate.

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08/07/2017 3:03 PM

Some more reading for you:


Military Standard: Calibration Systems Requirements

The Future of Commercial and Military Measurements, Calibrations ...

mil-std-45662a, military standard: calibration system ... - EverySpec is the one that tormented me years ago.

Redfred gave good advice, if in doubt...........................................

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08/07/2017 10:39 PM

I have worked on a certain type of hospital laboratory equipment for nearly 40 years - to me experienced service engineers are key to this process.

Any company I have worked for has had design engineers sitting back and saying " this should be replaced every X months" or "clean this every visit". In my field experience, I see what fails and how often. This is much more on-site, real-time experience that the design engineers lack.

If you already hav people doing service work on the equipment - ask them, not a book!

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08/08/2017 6:02 AM

Dear adpabd,

Is it a new unit or old unit.

If it is new unit - follow the instruction manual where maintanance schedule on shift basis or daily basis or weekly basis. and fix the reaponsibility to the team.

If old factory first list out the down-time and causes - which one has repeated often - case study to be done, analyze and discuss with team members and draw a work schedule.

Then go to the next level of analysis of stoppages which occassionaly occur.

Some times what is told in the book may not be practicable for some items.

Thus you can build up a book of your own.

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