PdM-O: Predictive Maintenance Optimization
The PdM-O module assists in proactive decision-making based on current asset field conditions, and recommends optimal inspection intervals, in order to achieve required system availability at minimum maintenance cost. The module’s main benefit is the ability to bundle/group maintenance tasks into a single maintenance task.
PdM-O assists professionals in predictive decision-making based on asset field conditions, rather than repairing an asset after a failure occurs. Since system or equipment degradation is typically unknown to the user, data can only be gathered through equipment monitoring devices or with inspection-scheduled activities. If damage due to failures is significant, the inspections should be frequent enough to detect critical degradation before the actual failure and damage occurs. The PdM-O module recommends optimal inspection intervals, in order to provide the required system availability with minimum maintenance cost (inspection, restoration, down time and damage costs).