We’ve gotten by so far; why should we change our reliability approach now?
Reality: The numbers don’t lie…A more reliable plant is a safer and more productive plant. Getting by is just not acceptable to meet today’s safety, cost, and environmental requirements. Whether you have a full-blown program or are just starting out with a few analytical techniques, the pace of technological advancements can bring the benefits of reliability improvements closer than ever before. Without a solid approach, you have no means to sustain those gains, nor any way to measure progress. No matter where your organization may be in its maintenance and reliability journey, the fact remains that there is a high ceiling for fortifying your approach. Companies that consistently outpace their competitors have a dedicated focus on using reliability to increase production while simultaneously reducing plant maintenance costs. Suffice it to say, even a small investment in reliability can pay big dividends.