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.
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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, motor circuit analysis, non-destructive testing, etc.) and then compare current asset health to both history and a set of rules defined for the asset based on the RCM failure analysis of results. Asset health (not time) then determines the when and the what of maintenance (i.e.,