Preventive maintenance such as changing filters and cleaning built-up dust and debris within equipment, may be delayed during times of high production demand. Yet without proper equipment maintenance, some businesses experience unexpected shutdowns.
The planned shutdowns many plants schedule mid-year is a good time to schedule preventive maintenance, notes filterfan maker Pfannenberg Inc. in a blog post. Simple measures such as washing a condenser coil on a chiller can increase equipment reliability and uptime. Other actions the company suggest include:
- Checking fan motors for wear and damage.
- Checking connections on electrical components.
- Setting dip-switches to the recommended temperature.
Read the full blog here.