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. This is the reason why the operations and maintenance should produce products and achieve the objective of the plant. 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. This should help the plant to continue working like they have been in the past or change the culture and the work process so that they have a strategy that will enable them to move forward by improving reliability and the objectives of the plant.
When it comes to the business drivers it should be able to reduce the downtime and improve the reliability of the plant, lower the costs of operations and also follow the regulations such as environmental safety and monitoring. The plant’s managers should have a consideration on the in the change of the culture in order to maximize on the benefits of information which are gathered through measurements that are intelligent and also through control devices which will address these business drivers. Once the plant has decided to use FDT Technology, it will enable the systems and the devices to permit the use of device diagnostics. This will enable the plant to improve in its reliability and the reduction of the cost of maintenance which will deliver very positive impact.
The running of the plant in order for its products to be delivered on time and on a budget are all determined by its operations. Breakdown or failure I expected on most plant’s devices because they are exposed to a lot of chemicals, thermal, industrial and mechanical hazards though most of these devices are expected t last in more than twenty year. Most of these companies will either be shut down or taken for maintenance when they reach their limit on tear and wear. You will never have to deal with shutdowns or maintenance once you use FDT Technology in your plant. By avoiding any chances of unscheduled shutdowns your plat will save millions of dollars and also have very minimal time and investment.
It is very important for a plant to have a predictive maintenance program which uses a device which is integrated into the systems management application software. 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.