The metric of plant maintenance should now be in the ability of the plant to meet the strategic goals of the company beyond customarily expected cost savings, such as improved plant output, performance predictability, product quality, customer service, safety, environmental control, etc.
maintenance data systems analysis cmms
with joint responsibility of maintenance and operations departments. Operationally, users start to monitor the health of the asset through sensors and process control tools (e.g., distributed control systems [DCS], programmable logic controllers [PLC], data historians, supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, etc.), inspections (e.g., visual inspections, maintenance rounds, operator rounds, etc.), predictive tools (e.g., lubrication analysis, vibration analysis, infrared thermography,