17-19 August: Preventive & Predictive Maintenance
In the 2005 industry in the United States alone spent over $600 billion on plant and equipment maintenance. According to maintenance specialists, at least $200 billion was wasted. And that's just the tip of the iceberg. Bad maintenance is responsible for equipment failures, disrupted production schedules, delays in deliveries, and poor product quality. Why is industry wasting 1 out of every 3 dollars spent on maintenance? The answer is simple: Poor management and poor systems. Preventive and Predictive maintenance techniques provide data that define required servicing and inspection periods so that maintenance departments can determine in advance when equipment must be shutdown for overhaul. Statistics are proving that these programs, when properly implemented, can minimize equipment and system breakdowns, resulting in a major reduction in total maintenance and operating costs.