Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) is a very approachable methodology that can unlock massive potential for organisations. It's not just maintenance teams who benefit either - their are operational benefits too. There is a reduced risk of assets failing when needed and costs are significantly decreased leading to more money for other projects and more.
When we speak about different maintenance methodologies, we often see them displayed on a maintenance maturity curve or a matrix. Each methodology is generally discussed as a stepping stone to another, or as a singular method to achieve certain objectives.
However, it is important to remember that maintenance approaches can be synergistic when applied correctly. Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) is a great example of a methodology that is particularly effective when used on its own, but is a fantastic support to other approaches. The best example of this is how CBM fits in with Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) philosophy and Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM) approaches.
Here's why practitioners of these methodologies shouldn't sleep on CBM and should explore ways to level up their approach.
The numerous benefits of condition based maintenance make it an attractive proposition for organisations. Here we highlight how CBM can save you money, increase your asset lifecycle and remove the burdens from overworked maintenance teams.
Organisations the world over are always trying to find ways of maximising their overall reliability. Setting up customised Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM) models can be an essential step in the right direction.
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