Reactive maintenance ultimately results in a plant closing unless it’s replaced with a better way. Traditionally, that way is preventive maintenance (PM). But PM is a system based on time. That usually is not even actual usage time, but calendar time. One consequence is you fix things that “don’t need fixing” while still reacting to failures this approach doesn’t prevent.
Is Your Predictive Maintenance Predicting?
Predicting impending failures requires trending and analysis.