Leading maintenance teams fully realise that the assets they manage are listed on their company’s balance sheet. There is a continuous appreciation that their assets’ performance has a direct impact on the profitability of their companies. How they manage their asset management software reveals some broader insights into their unique approach of making the most out of their software investment.
In some cases the use of applied diagnostics fails to give you the expected end result. For instance, a company may buy a system for vibration diagnostics and offer proper training on the device to its staff, but still the anticipated results from it use, such as reduced costs and less unexpected shutdowns, are just not forthcoming. Why is this so?
More than 40 maintenance professionals from chemical production plants in Benelux joined Mainnovation last month to discuss challenges facing their industry. The key message of the event was straightforward: maintenance is an increasingly critical factor for industrial companies. More attention must, however, be devoted now to extending service life of ageing plants and to technological modernisation.