Designing for Safety & Reliability (DFSR) is focused on protecting workers and operational integrity while creating a cost-effective inspection and maintenance program. Through the use of Reliability Technologies, the need for constant fixing of things that aren’t broken is replaced with the ability to continuously monitor and inspect critical assets. This requires fewer staff to focus on each asset and allows a higher number of inspections, increased data sets to analyze performance and condition, and a clearer ability to plan any necessary repairs.
Most programs fail at the outset because they are too difficult of a process. By creating a simple system that can be followed and replicated, the chances for long-term success increase and the program can continue regardless of staff changes or scaling of business.
Companies that Design For Safety & Reliability operate at a safer and more efficient level than those that don’t. Providing the ability for technicians to run their inspection rounds on their own, in a closed-panel environment that would provide an increased level of safety from arc flash, electrocution, etc., DFSR also decreases the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for each asset.
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Continuous monitoring of critical electrical assets enhances an existing condition-based maintenance program and alerts the maintenance team when temperature data is outside of pre-determined limits. Cost-efficient wireless temperature monitoring is the smart option since it does not require as much hardware or cabling that other systems require. This decision represents the importance of investing in uptime versus paying the expense of downtime.
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