All technological processes render into a form of return for the operating company. Aiming to achieve the maximum efficiency and safety, the two fundamental steps involve the selection of the ideal equipment and creation of an optimal operating environment. The equipment, however, remains largely reliant on the operation modes and the quality of maintenance. Furthermore, we must factor-in possible production defects, environmental factors, and human errors during operation and maintenance. These factors create a gap between the projected and actual condition and results in a misalignment in maintenance periods, procedures, and the calculated residual life.
The modern monitoring and diagnostics technologies are capable of simultaneously processing immense volumes of data and real-time execution of the consequent analysis. These systems along with protection and alert mechanisms, allow for the prediction of faults, identification of causes, and the evaluation of implications on the process. Unlike the routine maintenance checks, these analyses are performed in real-time, adjusting and accounting for the operational parameters of various components, and integrating historic data.
Regular maintenance is necessary to assure that the equipment is in satisfactory condition and does not pose any risk, both operational or physical. The predetermined maintenance intervals are designed to attain a reasonable service interval while maintaining a relatively low likelihood of failure, and therefore, not optimal. The shift to condition based maintenance, provides the end-user with the real-time knowledge of the asset condition.
While most of the modern equipment is equipped with safety features and alarms, these systems are usually triggered during the occurrence of a fault. The monitoring solutions can provide a dynamic assessment of the operational parameter trends, allowing the system to anticipate risks and activate preventive pre-programmed procedures. Furthermore, through automated analysis of the generated data, maintenance recommendation can be derived for adoption predictive maintenance strategies.
Asset modernization or even replacement is often necessary, however, without a comprehensive information on the equipment condition; such decisions can only rely on estimates and subjective judgements. In practice, the factory declared life span does not take into account the operational conditions; and while this span may be shorter then declared, it can likewise significantly exceed the factory assessment. By exploiting this advantage, we are able to cut down the financial burden, optimize the maintenance scope and intervals, as well as increase the safety and reduce the ecological footprint.
At Enervek we strongly believe in the importance of acknowledging the asset condition, being aware of the existing risks, the residual life, and understanding any deterioration causes.
We employ qualified experts paired with the latest technologies to gain the appropriate insight on the condition of your asset and installation.
Our diagnostic projects involve the following:
- Evaluation of external dependencies
- Assessment of working conditions
- Historic data review
- Execution of diagnostics
- Presentation of data
- Comprehensive reporting