Almost all electrical equipment requires periodic inspection and maintenance to prevent failure and extend its useful life. This is somewhat critical in the case of electric motors .
Periodic inspections prevent serious damage to machinery by locating potential problems.
In general, the inspection cycles depend on the type of engine and the conditions in which it operates.
The purpose of this kind of maintenance is to prevent operating problems and to make sure that the engine performs reliably.
Precautionary Motor Maintenance ( PM) is a scheduled or schedule-based maintenance program where actions are scheduled regardless of the actual state of the equipment.
The purpose of this kind of engine maintenance is to ensure that the right type of maintenance is carried out at the right time.
In order to limit these two factors, it is necessary to monitor the operation of the engine on a regular basis and, consequently, detect problems before they actually occur.
Predictive or condition based Motor Maintenance ( Pdm) is where motors are checked or tested with methods such as vibration analysis, infrared thermal imaging and so on.
Predictive maintenance warns of sources of failure long before failure, making maintenance a proactive process.
Industry 4.0 refers to a new phase of the Industrial Revolution that is primarily focused on interconnectivity, automation, machine learning, and real-time data. There is a hole chapter in industry 4.0 about predictive maintenance.
Reactive maintenance is essentially “run until you break” mode of maintenance.
The primary purpose of this type of maintenance is to fix and replace the engine when it fails.
Reactive maintenance or breakdown maintenance as it is known does not involve any regular servicing or testing.
Each company has to find the most optimal balance between these maintenance methods. The maintenance team has to determine what is critical to production, what is putting the safety of equipment and the environment at risk, what parts are worth keeping in stock, and so on.
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