Predictive Maintenance: Industry buzzword or maintenance must have?

Stay one step ahead of your equipment with solutions and services that shift from a reactive to a proactive – and preventative – maintenance approach

History is full of examples of society imagining what the future will look like. From flying cars to robot helpers, every generation thinks they can predict how the world will change over the next fifty to one hundred years. Today, industries like construction, manufacturing, mining, and power are at the forefront of real future forecasting using technological breakthroughs in predictive maintenance.

Predictive maintenance is aimed at reducing the likelihood of failures using real-time insights, machine learning and human expertise. This approach to maintenance management uses data to forecast the optimal time for intervention, with an insight-driven regime rather than one based on a pre-set schedule. More importantly, this approach helps equip businesses with the tools needed to fully realize their operational potential and go beyond simply preventing equipment breakdown. By using digital technologies to reduce the likelihood of failures, it helps operators avoid costly downtime and high maintenance costs.

Key Elements of Predictive Maintenance

  • Remote sensors and real-time oil analysis programs, like Shell’s Remote Sense, allow operators to take the next step towards predictive maintenance to ensure equipment health – with machine learning and advanced analytics combining with human expertise to enable faster decision making based on real-time insights.
  • Oil condition monitoring, such as Shell’s LubeAnalyst, is one way of shifting from a reactive to a proactive – and preventative – maintenance approach, with continuous testing and oil analysis helping to spot potential issues before they occur.
  • Digital equipment management platforms, like Shell’s MachineMax, give off-highway operators the ability to track large vehicle and equipment fleets, collecting data on everything from fuel consumption and emissions to idling time and utilization – all in one centralized dashboard.

Breaux Petroleum is proud to partner with Shell Lubricants to offer its full suite of technology-forward predictive maintenance programs including LubeAnalyst, Remote Sense, and Machine Max. Complete the form on the right to contact our team today to learn which program is right for you and get started on implementing a proactive approach that is sure to optimize your business operations.

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