A plant should have good planning, engineering and starting up the operations and maintenance phases for a healthy life cycle of a plant. The plant is supposed to optimize its performance and also achieve this with very minimal costs. For this to be possible the maintenance and operations of the plant should aim at the production of products and achieve the plant’s objectives With this kind of opportunity they can come up with a strategy that will assist them to move to the next phase of the life cycle. This should help the plant to continue working like they have been in the past or change the culture and the work process so that they have a strategy that will enable them to move forward by improving reliability and the objectives of the plant.
The plant should have business drivers that are in a position to reduce the downtime, improve on the reliability of the plant, ensure that the operations are done at very minimal costs and also ensure that they follow all the regulations that have been put in place. It I important to address the business drivers by considering the change of the culture of the plant in order to maximize on the benefits that is obtained by gathering information which is only got through intelligent measures and also through the control of devices which is the work of the plant’ managers. It is important for the plant to consider using FDT Technology which will enable all the systems and the devices to allow the use of the diagnostics of the device. This will enable the plant to improve in its reliability and the reduction of the cost of maintenance which will deliver very positive impact.
The operations of the plant should be able to keep them running so that the products can be delivered on a budget and also in good time. The plant’s devices are expected to still be functional in the next 20 years and more but most of them are exposed to chemical, thermal, mechanical and industrial hazards that will cause them to break down or fail. Most of these companies will either be shut down or taken for maintenance when they reach their limit on tear and wear. This is the reason why FDT technology has brought also of benefit to most companies because they prevent these kinds of unscheduled shutdowns and unnecessary maintenance. The plant will have very minimal investment and time once it has curbed all cases of unnecessary shutdowns which will also save the plant millions of dollars.
It is very important for a plant to have a predictive maintenance program which uses a device which is integrated into the systems management application software. This will help in the maintenance by monitoring all the programs. If a device is malfunctioning, the application will report the failure. The routine checkups done by the technicians will be a thing of the past.