Preventive Maintenance Plan Inspection (PMPI)
Preventive Maintenance Plan Inspection (PMPI) is a schedule of inspections and minor maintenance action items aimed at the reduction and prevention of breakdowns and failures. The primary goal of preventive maintenance is to prevent the failure of equipment before it actually occurs. The inspections are designed to preserve and enhance equipment reliability by identifying and replacing worn components before they actually fail, and to ensure component equipment upkeep is maintained.
Reasons for the need of a PMPI system
- Increased Automation / Reduced Staffing
- Business loss due to production delays
- Production of a higher quality product
- Need for a more organized, planned environment
Advantages of a PMPI system
- Reduced production downtime, resulting in fewer machine breakdowns.
- Better conservation of assets and increased life expectancy of assets, thereby eliminating premature replacement of machinery and equipment.
- Timely, routine repairs circumvent fewer large-scale repairs.
- If failure cannot be prevented periodic inspections can help reduce its severity.
- Reduced cost of repairs by reducing secondary failures. When parts fail in service, they usually damage other parts.
- The cost of planned maintenance is always cheaper than emergency maintenance
- Improved safety and quality conditions.
What really should PM focus on?
- Cleaning Found through testing
- Lubrication and inspection
- Correcting deficiencies, predetermined parts replacement
SUMMARY OF THE BENEFITS OF PLANNED MAINTENANCE
- Greater Plant Availability
- Share operational and maintenance info from other plants
- Higher Level of Output
- Servicing and Adjustment is not overlooked
- Develop maintenance and repair programs and recommendations.
- Improved Stocks and Spares Control
HOW THE GREEN MACHINE PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE PLANNED INSPECTION (PMPI) PROGRAM WORKS
Green Machine’s Preventive Maintenance Program Inspections (PMPI) is an annual program that services our customers and their Green Machine equipment in a daisy chain approach to help share in travel time and expenses. Customers purchase a block of hours from GMS with one or two technicians arriving on site. When organized as part of a scheduled maintenance program “Daisy Chained” with other GMS customers enabling responsibility of paying only one way travel and shared expenses. In order to qualify for this program, customers are billed yearly in advance for two visits estimated time on site. The time dedicated on site is subject to customers’ budget and plant size. This enables GMS to produce an acceptable schedule for all parties well in advance of the service.
GMS will extend its best effort to hit as many maintenance points as possible concentrating on those areas which likely need the most urgent attention. Our experience suggests that occasionally emergency repairs are discovered and customers elect to extend our service tech’s time on site to address those items on a T & M basis.
It is GMS policy that if customer is unable to provided assistance to our service technician that a second trained tech from GMS will be dispatched to site to assist in guard removals and cover safety criteria on site. The program can detect and prevent potential problems before they occur to reduce your recycling facility downtime. On a semi-annual basis (twice a year) we will perform a checkup on your facility equipment. This allows us to identify and prevent problems before they arise. An expert service technician will visit the site and conduct a thorough inspection on all parts of the equipment identified, while at the same time minimizing interruption in production. The identification of potential items that may cause failures of system equipment allows you to schedule a repair with our Parts and Service Department or under a condition of imminent failure, make the repair while the technician is onsite…but equipment function is not the only benefit.