Equipment uptime, longevity requires holistic fluid management

The best managers prepare their organizations for long-term sustainability and profitability. In the world of manufacturing, that means having a plant maintenance strategy that maximizes equipment uptime and service life. One key to maximizing uptime and service life is developing a holistic approach to fluid management.

02/01/2009


The best managers prepare their organizations for long-term sustainability and profitability. In the world of manufacturing, that means having a plant maintenance strategy that maximizes equipment uptime and service life. One key to maximizing uptime and service life is developing a holistic approach to fluid management. You must move from a “time-based fluid replacement program” to an “event-based fluid management strategy.” And while the term “strategy” may imply complicated or costly, it does not have to be. Today, state-of-the-art fluid management represents a strategy that is simple, interactive, technology-enabled and cost effective.

So, as a plant manager, how can you support your maintenance team and show real savings for the long haul? Or as a reliability engineer, how can you advance your fluid management program to realize top-tier reliability? The answers lie with full-service providers, a holistic approach to fluid management and modern management systems.

Pulling the parts together

Most plant managers have various pieces of an effective fluid management strategy already in place. However, it’s important to take a more comprehensive perspective when trying to understand the full impact your plant’s fluids have on manufacturing productivity. A complete fluid management program should include: