The use of CBM allows maintenance to be scheduled, or other actions to be taken to prevent failure, and to mitigate the consequences of failure. Condition monitoring has a unique benefit in that conditions that would shorten the normal lifespan of a machine can be addressed before they develop into a major failure. Early identification of faults help to maintain the optimum life cycle for your machinery. CBM techniques are normally used on rotating and reciprocating equipment such as pumps, electric motors, internal combustion engines, and presses. Stationary plant such as pipes, beams, vessels and structures can be periodically inspected using non-destructive testing techniques such as ultra-sonic crack detection and magnetic dye penetration. Fit for service (FFS) evaluations are also used for stationary plant equipment such as steam boilers, piping and heat exchangers.
Condition Based Maintenance (CBM)
Scenic Acoustic can provide bespoke CBM Services which are specific to your industry or sector requirement. Condition Based Maintenance CBM is the process of monitoring the condition parameters in machinery in order to identify a significant change which is indicative of a developing fault or failure. It is a major component of a predictive maintenance toolbox and forms the foundations for any preventative maintenance management system.