In his book, Plant Engineer's Handbook, Keith Mobley links the following benefits to PdM:

  • Maintenance costs - down by 50%
  • Unexpected failures - reduced by 55%
  • Repair and overhaul time - down by 60%
  • Spare parts inventory - reduced by 30%
  • 30% increase in machinery mean time between failures (MTBF)
  • 30% increase in uptime

Now these numbers may seem high. But even if you take only a fraction of these benefits, the financial impact of an effective PdM program at most plants can easily reach into millions of dollars. And, for the typical manufacturing plant, a 10% reduction in maintenance costs has the same bottom line benefit as a 40% increase in sales.

Another advantage of predictive maintenance is this: Studies have shown that with a properly-engineered PdM program, you can replace up to 30% of your Preventive Maintenance tasks (PMs).

Tip provided by Allied Reliability and is excerpted from PdM Secrets Revealed

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