Condition based monitoring (CBM), or Condition based maintenance is a maintenance approach, usually applied to essential, critical assets and equipment. It is based upon the principle of using real-time data to prioritize and optimize maintenance activities. The objective of the CBM approach is to confirm the existence of an issue, identify the root cause, and apply tactics to resolve the problem prior to loss of production. CBM is a style of predictive maintenance whereby the indicators of an assets predicted failure or sub optimum performance are what drives maintenance activities. This is a different approach to preventative maintenance where activities are typically driven by periodic outage windows or regularly scheduled intervals for maintenance activities.
Typically, condition based monitoring activities can be completed while the equipment is in service which can realize significant savings over outage driven preventative maintenance approaches.
Acuren’s team of reliability engineers and technicians are specialists in the condition based monitoring and maintenance field with decades of experience. Please read more about our some of our condition monitoring services:
Richarson Oilseed is one of Canada’s oldest and largest fully-integrated crushing, refining, processing and packaging operations. In the absence of timely manufacturer support for a critical equipment issue, the full time onsite Acuren Condition Monitoring Specialist was able to diagnose and provide a detailed correction path on a defective trunion bearing.
Acuren’s experts, knowledge and efficiency can be an essential part of evaluating critical pulp and paper facility assets such as boilers, digesters, piping, tanks, pressure vessels and rotating equipment.
Acuren’s engineering, inspection and industrial services teams consist of engineers, technologists and tradespeople with a diverse educational background, working in the mining industry for over 40 years.