Due to wide application of computer technology allowing the large data arrays processing and the automation of PM planning with regard to the information received on diagnostics, maintenance, repair of equipment, data about actual failures of equipment, the new products such as CMMS (computerized maintenance management software) and EAM (Enterprise Asset Management) have come on the market. These products aim at planning the diagnostics maintenance and repair work of equipment, warehouse stock of spare parts, etc., by using the information about equipment range and configuration, periodicity of the reglamented PM, and the parameters of ambient conditions. However, the major difficulty in using these systems is the manual input of information in situation of the equipment ambient and operating conditions instability.
The actual cost of such total management substantially exceeds the calculated value and creates an illusion of efficiency. In this case, the equipment passportization, which is done by commissioning consultants and the company’s specialists, is possible; however, keeping such data base up-to-date at an enterprise that has tens of thousands units of various equipment is impossible. This is proven by the numerous articles, published in the press, and by customers’ feedback. The implementation of the PM method on such software products is possible only in small enterprises with simple configuration of process equipment. These software makes data input to the system labour-consuming and subjective that becomes the reason for the situation when more than 70% of the companies consider the results of the products’ implementation as unsuccessful, because this approach to PM does not solve their major problems: the unpredictability of equipment faults, low level of reliability of the process, and considerable losses due to shutdowns while its working condition is being restored, high maintenance and repair costs due to inefficient use of the equipment’s existing resources, high administrative costs of data input and processing.
In order to provide efficient asset management to the Customers, DYNAMICS SPC offers absolutely new unique solution Compacs Asset Management™ (САМ™), which is based on objective, relevant and timely information about the equipment condition provided by the monitoring systems COMPACS®, integrated into the single diagnostic network of the enterprise Compacs-Net®. All the above mentioned systems form the automated control system of safe resource-saving equipment operation SMSRTM™ COMPACS®.
Kostyukov V.N., Kostyukov A.V. Condition-based maintenance of machinery by ACS SMSRTM COMPACS // Industrial Automation ("Avtomatizatsiya v promishlennosty"). - 2012. - №9. - pp.12-17
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