Condition-Based Maintenance (CBM)
Condition-Based Maintenance (CBM) keeps tabs on the actual state of your critical assets by recording the output of any meters and gauges on that asset. Sensors attached to equipment will use methods like vibration, viscosity, ultrasound, thermography, and other technologies to determine any changes to the condition of that asset. In combination with CMMS software, maintenance teams can use that data to identify patterns that could lead to machine failure.
When an asset’s condition changes outside of specified ranges, MPulse lets you know immediately with CBM assessments, so you can react to prevent breakdowns before they happen. When you schedule maintenance based on the true conditions of assets, your organization can save time and money by reducing unexpected repairs, and the related loss of productivity.
Condition-Based Maintenance vs. Predictive Maintenance
When your maintenance team uses a condition-based maintenance system, tasks occur when the specified parameters reach a level that indicates a lower performance level. Once a parameter reaches an unacceptable level, maintenance workers are dispatched. As a result, your maintenance tasks are performed at the moment they are needed.
Predictive maintenance uses specific measurements and mathematical formulas to schedule future maintenance. Predictive maintenance relies on precise formulas in addition to sensor measurements (temperature, vibration, noise, infrared), and maintenance work is performed based on the analysis of these parameters. In this way, predictive maintenance is a very exact form of maintenance because it predicts future maintenance events.
However, both condition-based maintenance and predictive maintenance are proactive maintenance strategies that enable repairs before breakdowns occur. Additionally, they both improve asset reliability and reduce downtime and emergency repairs. While they can require investments in technology and software, the savings in time and maintenance costs can make both cost effective.
Benefits of Condition-Based Maintenance
The benefits of a condition-based maintenance solution include….
- Improved asset reliability and equipment uptime
- Reduced costs associated with asset failures and production downtime
- Fewer disruptions to normal operations
- Noninvasive measuring technology
- More streamlined parts and inventory management
- Optimized maintenance intervals
- Improved safety
- Reduced maintenance and labor overtime costs
- Fewer chances for collateral damage to other systems
Condition Based Maintenance Features & Devices
Condition-based maintenance tools from MPulse enable you to quickly, easily, and effectively implement a condition-based maintenance program. Sensors attached to equipment will use methods like vibration, viscosity, ultrasound, thermography, and other technologies to determine any changes to the condition of that asset. MPulse CMMS software includes features to…
- Monitor multiple meters (e.g., revolutions, psi, hours) on a single asset
- Specify multiple conditions, triggers, and responses
- Automatically generate work orders based on specified triggers
- Use data analysis tools to identify potential problems
- Set up automatic notifications
- Produce status reports and documents
Who uses MPulse’s Condition-Based Maintenance Features?
We like to say, with a wink, “We only serve companies who work in buildings or make something.” MPulse customers work in a wide range of industries, such as…
- Discrete Manufacturing
- Process Manufacturing
- Warehouse Management
- Facility Management
- Building Management
- Communication Centers
- Data Centers
- Property Management
- Resorts and Hotels
- Hospitals/Medical Facilities
- Medical Device Manufacturing
- Senior Living Facilities
- Fleet Solutions
- Parks and Recreation
- Water and Wastewater
- Power Generation
- Energy Delivery
- Oil and Gas
- Colleges & Universities
- K -12 Schools & Districts
- Athletic Clubs
- Sports Arenas
- Amusement Parks/Zoos
Our Condition Based Maintenance For Mobile
MPulse Mobile uses wireless technology, smartphones, tablets, and/or laptops to help you and your technicians manage, initiate, and complete work orders while you’re away from your desks or in the field.
Technicians simply enter their usual account information to log in to our cloud-based CMMS software to…
- Report problems in the field
- Capture data when and where it happens
- Document work with pictures and videos
- Receive and update work assigned to you
- Complete work orders with all required data
- Track hours worked with activity timer
- Find and link inventory using barcodes
- Work offline with seamless background synchronization