Up skill your main­te­nance team to re­duce down­time

DEMM Engineering & Manufacturing - - MAINTENANCE MATTERS -

Do you know how much your plant costs you to main­tain? Do you know the costs of down­time at your plant? Have you con­sid­ered eco­nom­i­cal so­lu­tions for main­te­nance re­pair and op­er­a­tions?

While past trends in preven­ta­tive main­te­nance prac­tices have seen sig­nif­i­cant re­li­a­bil­ity and cost down im­prove­ments, the lat­est re­search tells us that many com­pa­nies are not in­vest­ing in up­skilling due to their re­duced main­te­nance labour force and tight pro­duc­tion sched­ules. There­fore, the best time to en­sure and max­imise the skill set and ca­pa­bil­ity of the ex­ist­ing main­te­nance work force.

Cost ef­fec­tive train­ing is best done on-site and in-house. main­te­nance re­pair and op­er­a­tions (MRO) so­lu­tions have the po­ten­tial to save costs, im­prove ef­fi­cien­cies, im­prove worker skill lev­els, safety and pro­duc­tiv­ity and de­liver re­li­a­bil­ity to plants – benefits com­pa­nies sim­ply can­not af­ford to over­look.

Us­ing the right prod­ucts to prop­erly main­tain equip­ment is vi­tal to the over­all prof­itabil­ity and suc­cess of busi­nesses. Pro­vid­ing work­ers who are in con­tact with this equip­ment with the nec­es­sary knowl­edge, skills, prod­ucts and train­ing for main­te­nance can help de­liver the best equip­ment per­for­mance and re­li­a­bil­ity.

Equip­ment that is main­tained poorly can cost com­pa­nies tens of thou­sands of dol­lars. For ex­am­ple, a hy­draulic leak at one drop/sec­ond at $12/litre equates to $18,396 lost per year. Sim­i­larly, an air leak of one mm at 600kPa at 15c/Kwh can cost $360 lost per year. And in the com­pet­i­tive eco­nomic land­scape of to­day, ev­ery dollar counts.

At the end of the day, high qual­ity prod­ucts can only be as good as the peo­ple who use them. of any plant/work­shop and is con­ducted on-site; pro­vid­ing hands-on train­ing to max­imise the ef­fi­ciency and ef­fec­tive­ness of their main­te­nance op­er­a­tions, with re­views of com­mon fail­ure causes and pre­ven­tion meth­ods.

At­ten­dees of Loc­tite MRW have the op­por­tu­nity to learn the best prac­tices in MRO as well as the lat­est tech­nol­ogy in en­gi­neer­ing ad­he­sives, sealants and com­pos­ites.

The Loc­tite MRW syl­labus in­cludes thread­lock­ing, thread seal­ing, lu­bri­ca­tion, gas­ket­ing, re­tain­ing and bond­ing. At­ten­dees gain in­sight into such things as how a threaded fas­tener works, why gas­kets fail, causes of leaks, po­ten­tial fit prob­lems and pos­si­ble so­lu­tions of re­tain­ing, why as­sem­blies seize, bond­ing ba­sics and much more.

The Loc­tite MRW runs across in­dus­tries in­clud­ing man­u­fac­tur­ing, min­ing, en­ergy and food pro­cesses, and is suit­able for all lev­els of per­son­nel. Two hours of hands-on train­ing and an in-plant fol­low-up will give your work­force the knowl­edge and tools to save time, im­prove re­li­a­bil­ity and equip­ment safety.

When it comes to en­hanc­ing the skills of your team in MRO, main­te­nance en­gi­neers need look no fur­ther for a train­ing so­lu­tion that can also de­liver cost sav­ings and pro­vide re­li­a­bil­ity to their plant.

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