By Nick Armstrong, Global Director, Asset Management & Reliability
During the Design, Build, Test phase of an asset’s lifecycle, many organizations will choose to start with maintenance and spare parts recommendations from the vendors and manufacturers of the equipment. On the surface, this appears to be a perfectly logical decision, right? The vendors and manufacturers are the experts in the equipment they build? Nearly without fail, a few months or years pass, and the asset begins to fail unexpectedly. Why does this happen, and how can we make this stop?
This article will cover why manufacturer recommendations fail, the concept of risk-based maintenance strategy, and how your organization can optimize your assets’ performance.