Predictive Maintenance Made Easy by Richard Brillhart

21 Jan 2022

Yes, it really can be easy! 

By now you have probably read tons of material talking about Reactive MaintenancePreventive Maintenance, and Predictive Maintenance. If you’re like me, you probably feel exhausted with all of the numbers and graphs that get tossed at you about this. I’m going to try and make this easy for all of us.

Okay, So, I need to throw out a few numbers

Unplanned Downtime Costs, can sneak up on all of us until we look at the bottom line, it’s a real problem. If you have a large corporation you can see up to $500,000.00 or more in downtime cost per hour if your production stops. Let’s say you have a smaller company. How about $25,000.00 / hour. Let’s see if there is a way to keep this at bay.

Reactive, Preventive, and Predictive Maintenance, are the three big styles of maintenance you’ve heard about for keeping your facility alive. Let’s see what these really mean. Here is where you may want to stop reading, but wait I promise it won’t be too mind-numbing. 

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