Unplanned downtime caused by equipment failure can be extremely expensive in terms of lost production, lost revenue, unemployed workers, etc. For this reason, there is a great deal of industry focus now on an approach called Predictive Maintenance (PdM).
The concept is simple: A failing motor will typically begin to draw more power for a while before it fails completely. The idea is to MONITOR the energy draw of the motor, and track it in real time. Moreover, by setting an ALERT 5% above or below ‘normal’ power draw, the motor can give you early warning of developing problems in time to fix them before disaster strikes.
And as a bonus, you can actually reduce maintenance costs at the same time: Rather than following a use-based maintenance schedule, the maintenance can be scheduled at a time more convenient and cost-effective.
But how do you track every individual motor, pump, air handler, oven, etc.?
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