How to set up a preventive industrial maintenance

Jan 16, 2019

The implementation of preventive industrial maintenance isn’t even obvious, which leads companies not to measure their importance. Nevertheless, it is an approach that shouldn’t be excluded once you want to prosper in your field. How to go furthermore about it?

Plan your detailed program

In industrial maintenance, nothing is unexpectedly done. Therefore, the establishment of a detailed program would be required. All the information deemed essential and in relation with your equipment will be collected.

In doing so, the objectives assigned to the service will be considered. As the data are insufficient, you will have to examine your machines more closely. It is a question of evaluating their level of criticism, thanks to their determining the type of preventive maintenance to carry out and their frequency …

Plan your detailed program

In industrial maintenance, nothing is unexpectedly done. Therefore, the establishment of a detailed program would be required. All the information deemed essential and in relation with your equipment will be collected.

In doing so, the objectives assigned to the service will be considered. As the data are insufficient, you will have to examine your machines more closely. It is a question of evaluating their level of criticism, thanks to their determining the type of preventive maintenance to carry out and their frequency …

The update of the industrial maintenance program


However, if you already have a preventive maintenance planned, maybe it’s time to renew it? One thing you should know; an industrial maintenance requires regular updates; technology is constantly evolving.

So, this evolution impact suppliers and demanders on different ways and at different frequencies. However, you can take it easy, in fact an update won’t have any negative impact on your business.

Inspections and revisions will be done while your machines are running or during your production shutdown program. Their frequencies may vary depending on the circumstances.

For some, it will take six months while for others, it would be longer, and it can be up to two years.

During this stage, it is necessary to take advantage of it in order to do the maintenance of the machine. Once more, it varies from one equipment to another.

So, you would be invited to check every year your equipment: electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, with analysis of the quality of the oil.

Depending on the time of use of the machine and the place of storage, the quality of the oil analysed, a complete emptying won’t be an obligation. For a machine used and stored normally, the complete emptying with change in new oil is expected every 3 years. In addition, this check allows you to optimize your machine park.

We also remind you that « any company must constantly ensure the maintenance and compliance of all its work equipment » in case of inspection of an official inspection. You will be asked to proof that the maintenance required have been done also for the employees ‘safety

it is necessary to specify the program of each preventive maintenance is adapted to the equipment and the way it is used to.

Moreover, it is proven that, during the inspection, the official inspection services would systematically request for an inspection carried out by a certified company such as: APAVE, SOCOTEC or BUREAU VERITAS or others.

To sum up, preventive maintenance doesn’t have to be taken lightly. It is one of the crucial operations for the smooth running of an organization. Thanks to it, we can say goodbye to all forms of interruption of your production or your activities (or any slowdown). At the same time, asset health can only be improved, such as your production.

Depending on the time of use of the machine and the place of storage, the quality of the oil analysed, a complete emptying won’t be an obligation. For a machine used and stored normally, the complete emptying with change in new oil is expected every 3 years. In addition, this check allows you to optimize your machine park.

We also remind you that « any company must constantly ensure the maintenance and compliance of all its work equipment » in case of inspection of an official inspection. You will be asked to proof that the maintenance required have been done also for the employees ‘safety

it is necessary to specify the program of each preventive maintenance is adapted to the equipment and the way it is used to.

Moreover, it is proven that, during the inspection, the official inspection services would systematically request for an inspection carried out by a certified company such as: APAVE, SOCOTEC or BUREAU VERITAS or others.

To sum up, preventive maintenance doesn’t have to be taken lightly. It is one of the crucial operations for the smooth running of an organization. Thanks to it, we can say goodbye to all forms of interruption of your production or your activities (or any slowdown). At the same time, asset health can only be improved, such as your production.