Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) is a maintenance strategy that monitors the actual condition of an asset to decide what maintenance should be performed. The CBM states that maintenance should be performed only when certain indicators show signs of decreased performance or upcoming failures. Equipment review based on those indicators should include non-invasive measurements, visual inspections, performance information and scheduled tests. The condition measurement information must be collected every certain interval or continuously (when the equipment has internal sensors).
A software tool for maintenance monitoring should consider the following points:
PIPER, in collaboration with the appropriate technology and tools offered by the PI System of OSIsoft, integrates the necessary information of the assets to then execute a correct advanced analysis, optimize the way of making decisions based on statistical models; it also allows to develop an adequate Maintenance Plan Based on Conditions to finally offer the possibility of increasing productivity, maximizing equipment availability time and reducing operating costs.