In order to maintain a healthy life cycle of a plant there is a need to plan, engineer, start up the phases of operations and maintenance. The purpose of doing this will be to optimize the performance of the plant with very little costs. This is the reason why the operations and maintenance should produce products and achieve the objective of the plant. 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. Once the plant-incorporated these plans and strategies it will either continue with its current trend or it will improve its objectives and reliability.
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. In order for the business driver to be addressed, there is a need for the plant’s managers to come up with various considerations that will change the culture which will enable the plant to maximize on its benefits of the gathered information which is got through intelligent measures and through controlled devices. Once the plant has decided to use FDT Technology, it will enable the systems and the devices to permit the use of device diagnostics. The plant will have a much more positive impact because it will improve on its reliability and also have the costs of maintenance reduced too.
The running of the plant in order for its products to be delivered on time and on a budget are all determined by its operations. Breakdown or failure I expected on most plant’s devices because they are exposed to a lot of chemicals, thermal, industrial and mechanical hazards though most of these devices are expected t last in more than twenty year. These devices will be shut down or taken to be repaired when they reach their own limit of 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. This will help the plant by saving it millions of dollars which are achieved with very minimal investment and time when unscheduled shutdowns are avoided.
In order to have a predictive maintenance program it is important for the plat to have a device integrated into the systems software. Once the device has been incorporated, all the maintenance will be achieved by monitoring the programs. If a device is malfunctioning, the application will report the failure. This is an advantage because the technicians will not need to go for routine checkups.