Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) is a maintenance strategy aimed at extending machinery life, increasing productivity and lowering your daily operating costs. Unlike periodic (planned) maintenance (PM) where services are based upon scheduled intervals, CBM relies upon actual machine health to dictate when and what maintenance is required.
CBM is based on using real-time data to prioritize maintenance resources to determine a piece of equipment’s health and perform maintenance only when maintenance is actually required in order to minimize the risk of downtime and spare parts costs
The fact is that even a small failure can lead to a catastrophy, if not addressed proactively!
Monitoring machine health and controlling contamination are key to eliminating failures!
CBM is performed while the asset is working causing no disruptions to normal operations.
IMPLEMENATTION OF CBM
- Initial survey of vessel’s machinery to establish criticality
- Installation of equipment by Info Marine high qualified engineers
- Identification and installation of measurement points for repeatable and reliable data
- Condition monitoring training for the Crew by Info Marine service engineer
- Determination of frequency of data collection
- Repeatable and reliable data collection methodology
- Analysis performed by IM experts
- Data transfer by the crew to our specialists experienced in vibration diagnostic
- Monthly/quarterly data analysis depending on criticality
- Detailed data analysis and feedback including recommendations for corrective actions
- Once a year visit of our service engineer to perform assessment of a vessel’s machinery
- unscheduled downtime due to catastrophic failure
- time spent on maintenance
- overtime costs by scheduling the activities
- requirement for emergency spare parts
- Consultancy and support in achieving CBM certification with classification authorities such as ABS or Lloyd’s register (CBM is the only way to estimate exact period for class survey of the vessel)
- Expert advice and support by our experienced engineers
- Reduced class intervention
- Optimizes maintenance intervals - more optimal than manufacturer recommendations
- Planning system of overhauling and maintenance based on realistic condition of equipment.
- Planning dry docking works.
- Prevention from unexpected damage of your equipment.
- Taking action before the problem arises.
- Reduction of equipment damage cost.
- Reduction of the money frozen in spare parts kept on board.
- Extending life of particular parts based on readings.