Recently we published a series on condition-based maintenance (CBM) for motors, which is a core area for EECO. We wrote this series based on extensive feedback we’ve received as well as recommended textbooks. Our goal was to produce some condensed insights on maintenance and reliability. During this process, we also developed an eBook on CBM to help start and justify motor reliability programs. This extensive eBook also covers the objectives and metrics of maintenance, sources of training and suggested reading – a great starting point for someone new to the field.
Following are the posts in our series with links to each article. Hopefully this will make it easier to read and share.
New eBook – Condition-Based Maintenance and Motor Reliability
This is where you can find and download information on our CBM eBook. The intent of our eBook as well as the content we’ve posted here is to help propose and drive change. Making a successful business case seems to be a common hurdle, and so we put more emphasis there. A worksheet is also available for download to assist with analysis.
Starting a Motor Reliability Program Series Introduction
More than 78 percent of industrial electricity consumption occurs in the motor circuit. With more than 1.2 billion in use throughout U.S. industry, motor reliability is a significant aspect of any maintenance program. However, the methods and topics expressed here apply to most areas of CBM. We will also provide some of the history of maintenance, basics of reliability and other related topics.
One of the first steps to starting a great reliability program or a simpler CBM program is establishing a basic understanding of maintenance. This post explores maintenance from a historical perspective and defines some of the key terms.
Reliability-Centered Maintenance vs Condition-Based Maintenance
As part of our series on reliability and CBM programs, we review some of the fundamental terms of maintenance. This post gives a good overview of reliability-centered maintenance (RCM) vs CBM.
Metrics of Reliability – OEE and Cascading Objectives
Maintenance metrics and objectives can be highly correlated with operations, and a commonly used framework is Overall Equipment Effectiveness or OEE. OEE provides a convenient construct for evaluating and improving manufacturing performance across the multiple teams supporting it.
Industrial Maintenance – Financial and Metric Guidelines
In this post we explore some of the financial guidelines of maintenance, as well as some of the supporting KPIs.
Getting Started on a Condition-Based Maintenance Program
This post shares some insight on why change can be slow and tedious in the world of reliability- and condition-based maintenance – and what to do about it.
Making the Business Case for a Condition-Based Maintenance Program
In our experience, the most successful teams tend to put in more work on the front end. This usually leads to the development of a business case. Here, we explore the process to build the case, and how to solicit the help of key stakeholders along the way.
Implementing and Using the CBM Worksheet
In this post we conduct an interview with Reliability Program Manager Mike Rathbun on how to effectively incorporate the CBM worksheet into your workflow.