CILT: 4 principles of basic preventive maintenance (infographic)

Equipment failure can often be traced back to a few basic causes. What are they, and how to dramatically improve the reliability and uptime of your facilities and installations?

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Basic property maintenance

Our infographic explains the key principles of CILT in basic preventive maintenance. “Cleaning is inspection” and other lessons from industrial maintenance for the built environment.

CILT: critical in any maintenance concept

These are the 4 things you should always be doing, whether you choose a reactive, run-to-fail maintenance concept for non-critical assets or apply preventive or predictive maintenance to optimize uptime and performance.

  1. Cleaning of equipment and surroundings, enabling faster problem detection. Base your process on the 5-S system, the foundation of the lean workplace: Set, Sort, Shine, Standardize, and Sustain
  2. Inspection of installations and built environment: this may be a visual inspection (involving human senses such as vision, hearing, touch, and smell) or involve sensing technology that can detect anomalies and failure patterns remotely
  3. Lubrication of rotating parts using the right amount and type of lubricant as prescribed by the manufacturer
  4. Tightening of belts, bolts, fittings, wires, connections, etc., ensuring correct tension to prevent vibrations or load increase, and deterioration and breakdown of installations
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