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Giving Up On Data Collection

Improve the value of the KPM data by continuous monitoring combined with a reporting and alarming system.

It seems like a good idea. Collect as much data as possible during the preventive maintenance (PM) procedure. But what is actually the result? In addition to creating system clutter, it wastes time collecting data that won’t be transformed into actionable information.

An appliance plant was unable to keep up with its PM schedule, and the result was an increase in downtime. The reaction to the downtime was to collect even more data, for example by going into the diagnostics and r

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