Condition Monitoring of a Pump
From reactive to predictive maintenance
When a pump fails without warning, the unplanned downtime and deployment of maintenance staff-related costs and resulting in loss of production will disrupt any operation, particularly if the pump is serving as a critical asset.
Because of their critical tasks, many industrial pumps and electric motors are commonly inspected frequently. However, this type of condition monitoring only gives a “snapshot” of the machine’s health.
Online condition monitoring makes it possible for companies to move from reactive and highly manual maintenance strategy to predictive and preventive maintenance strategy.
The central tenet of predictive maintenance is the detection and resolution of failures before they occur through observation of the actual conditions of the machinery.
As an example, the repairs and services of your fleet of pumps aimed at restoring performance, are executed when they are actually necessary.
Real-time condition monitoring brings you valid and accurate information for decision making. It enables you to optimize productivity in several ways.