The Safety Aspects of Predictive Maintenance
Most maintenance managers are familiar with the scenario.
When a piece of equipment becomes suspect or begins to fail, people
usually test with the equipment most readily available - our eyes, ears,
and hands. These are "handy" tools, but often not as sensitive as we
need to find the problem. Even more important is the fact that these
kinds of equipment evaluations are not safe. Ask anyone who has acted as
a human thermometer and laid their hand on a blistering hot piece of
Infrared Thermal Imaging and
Ultrasound Detection equipment, Peterson Predictive Maintenance can conduct
completely non-intrusive testing of systems and equipment. This means
having the ability to gather detailed diagnostic information without
requiring physical contact - sometimes up to 300 feet away.
Eliminating both the need for close proximity testing
and physical contact drastically increases the safety of this diagnostic
testing. Because this type of testing is much safer, there is no need to
shut equipment down, or even slow it down, to gather information. The
result is that, by running under normal work loads and normal work
speeds, the information we collect is far more accurate in predicting
problem areas and need for maintenance.
By leveraging these cutting edge technologies, Peterson
Predictive Maintenance is able to quickly provide extremely accurate
information in the safest way possible - therefore providing the
greatest value for your predictive maintenance program.
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