When any form of industrial failure occurs, it leads to loss of money, time, and production for the company. It affects every process that is interlinked with that particular machinery. The value of the loss can be catastrophic depending on the size of the machinery. And at worst, if the failure goes unnoticed, it can lead to life-threatening accidents.
The factors that prevent failures arecan reveal what could have been the reason for the fall.
Obsolesce or Non Replacements
Machines deteriorate, and there’s nothing to debate about it. But using the same machinery in an important, expensive process is debatable. Unless you are using some advanced predictive method to keep the part under monitoring, there’s no way you can know when it fails. And a breakdown at any step of the process can lead to downtimes and loss of resources.
Similarly, replacing only the broken parts is a temporary fix that can cost money in downtime. Replacements at the right time are crucial for any industrial process. When replacing a defective or damaged part, always check the linked parts for damage as well.
Lack of Training or Improper Handling
Human-made accidents are always preventable. Giving proper training on how to maintain, check and operate the machinery can save the time and money lost because of accidents. Time invested in training can make your machinery last longer.
If there is new machinery on the premises, take time to train about its use and maintenance. Also, inform them about the potential dangers of mishandling and negligence.