A Lubrication & CM audit was carried out in the summer of 2018 to verify the CM & lubrication opportunities in detail against ICML & ISO best-practice benchmarks.
We presented the findings, including photographic evidence and data, which identified the following top improvement opportunities;
An improvement program had already been carried out by our client to some effect, but had slipped mainly due to a lack of clear & specific ownership on the shop floor.
The technical challenges faced by our client were fairly straight-forward.
The main improvement opportunity for this site was around robust contract management and communication from the service provider; understanding the site’s needs and business KPIs, aligning the support contract and ensuring a high level of communication following a continuous improvement ethos.
CBM Partners were awarded an integrated reliability centered lubrication and condition monitoring contract. We are responsible for implementing the improvements identified in the CM & Lubrication Audit and continue to work very closely with our client’s maintenance & reliability team to identify faults before they become failures.
The CM program is moving away from a “post-failure investigation” mindset and getting “ahead of the curve” quickly.
Our client’s maintenance & reliability management still remain very much in control but we believe that CBM Partners are having a significant positive impact on how maintenance decisions are made.
Improved reliability as a result of the lubrication management program should be noticeable within a few month’s time; this project profile will be updated with those results.