The life cycle of a plant normally moves from planning to engineering and start-up phases of operation and maintenance. The plant is supposed to optimize its performance and also achieve this with very minimal costs. For this to be possible the maintenance and operations of the plant should aim at the production of products and achieve the plant’s objectives In order to move to the next phase of the life cycle they need to come up with a strategy and a plan to assist them. Once the plant-incorporated these plans and strategies it will either continue with its current trend or it will improve its objectives and reliability.
The plant should have business drivers that are in a position to reduce the downtime, improve on the reliability of the plant, ensure that the operations are done at very minimal costs and also ensure that they follow all the regulations that have been put in place. It I important to address the business drivers by considering the change of the culture of the plant in order to maximize on the benefits that is obtained by gathering information which is only got through intelligent measures and also through the control of devices which is the work of the plant’ managers. In order for the systems and the devices to allow the diagnostics of the device the plant should consider the use of FDT Technology. The plant will be in a position to improve on its reliability and also reduce the cost of maintenance and have a positive impact.
The plant’s operations will keep the production of products to be delivered in good time and at an affordable cost. The plant’s devices are expected to still be functional in the next 20 years and more but most of them are exposed to chemical, thermal, mechanical and industrial hazards that will cause them to break down or fail. These devices will be shut down or taken to be repaired when they reach their own limit of tear and wear. In order to prevent an unscheduled shutdown and unnecessary maintenance they should consider using FDT technology. By avoiding any chances of unscheduled shutdowns your plat will save millions of dollars and also have very minimal time and investment.
A device which is integrated into the plant’s management software application is used to have predictive maintenance programs. This will help in the maintenance by monitoring all the programs. If a device is malfunctioning, the application will report the failure. This is an advantage because the technicians will not need to go for routine checkups.