The Importance of Predictive Maintenance

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 50 to 100 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 a crucial aspect of these industries, that helps to monitor and maintain equipment. This also helps to avoid unplanned downtime, reduce maintenance costs, and ensure safety. In simple terms, it is a proactive approach to maintenance, where data is collected from various sources, analyzed, and used to predict when maintenance is required.

A key advantage of predictive maintenance is that it can help companies to extend the life of their equipment. By identifying potential issues early and fixing them, companies can prevent further damage and ensure that their equipment lasts longer. This can help to reduce capital expenditures and improve the overall profitability of the business.

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.


  • 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.

Stay one step ahead of your equipment with solutions and services that shift from a reactive to a proactive – and preventative – maintenance approach with Breaux. Talk to one of our experts today to take the next step in improving your operation.