Machinery Health Management is the art of using and applying available strategies such as Condition Monitoring, a combination of Predictive and Proactive practices applying technologies such as vibration protection, vibration prediction, lubricant analysis, Ultrasound (Acoustic Emission), Infrared Thermal Imaging, and various inspection techniques, etc. as front end tools to gauge the operating health of critical production assets, and use these indicators to make valid and timely decisions as to when and how to intervene and do the necessary adjustments and repairs in order to maximize the overall production uptime, minimize losses, minimize operating and maintenance cost, and maximize productivity and profitability.
None of the known and listed technologies (vibration, etc.) can provide a complete and conclusive indicator of the machine health. Therefore, one cannot think he applies Machinery Health Management if he opts to using partial or solutions. To learn more, contact us.