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Consider Predictive Repairs

In your facility, what repairs might predict that others are needed?

Nearly everybody understands the benefits of predictive maintenance. Infrared analysis, ultrasonic testing, and insulation resistance testing are among the means of performing predictive maintenance.

We usually think of repair as something we do when maintenance fails to prevent a failure. But that is not always so.

Consider this scenario. The plant has six chemical reactors, each of which uses a sensor that’s exposed to the process. The reactors make pretty much the

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