Maintenance Management to Improve Productivity
The role of maintenance is very important in the successful operations of continuous process plants like power, chemicals and fertilizer plants. Maintenance is a line function and it is based on systems developed to cover day to day breakdown maintenance, planned maintenance, preventive and predictive maintenance. Computers are integral part to stream line maintenance operations, data collection and record keeping. Condition monitoring is an important tool available to maintenance engineers to carry out planned maintenance effectively. Important parameters like vibrations and thickness measurements are monitored manually according to computer program. Online equipment for the measurement of vibrations and few other parameters is used on higher speed turbo machinery.