Increase the energy efficiency of industrial equipment through predictive and proactive maintenance

Increase the energy efficiency of industrial equipment through predictive and proactive maintenance

Industrial equipment are extremely sensitive precisely because most of them operate in extreme conditions. Unforeseen faults can bring high costs of maintenance, as well as significant losses. To avoid such problems, regardless of the industry in which the equipment is operating, tracking their status may be an appropriate solution.

Naturally, a reactive-type approach, in which the equipment operate until the emergence of faults, may seem like a simpler choice but in the end choosing such an approach will bring very high costs of maintenance due to potential secondary faults, unplanned downtime and their related costs. In this respect, Star Lubricants recommends two main types of maintenance:

  • 1. Predictive maintenance
  • 2. Proactive maintenance

See below how to use these two types of maintenance in order to increase equipment energy efficiency and to reduce maintenance costs in the long term.

1. Predictive Maintenance through the Signum Analysis

Through predictive maintenance, one can determine the status of the equipment while it is still functional. This allows an early performance of any repairs to the components in order to avoid downtime caused by stops made for dealing with major failures.

The main tool you can use during this type of maintenance is the Signum Analysis, which reports on the status of the equipment and of the lubricant and monitors the emergence of contaminants. Click here to find more information on how Signum Analysis can help you increase productivity in the industry.

2. Proactive Maintenance by Filtering the Oil

One of the main causes of failure occurring in industrial equipment is contamination. Thus, a proactive approach involving the filtration of the lubricant will control the emergence of this unwanted phenomenon.

Whether it is the emergence of dirt particles or water, through filtration you will be able to remove these contaminants so that the lubricant does not lose its properties and continues to protect your equipment.

The oil filtration service can be helpful in the hydraulic systems of the equipment used in:

  • The plastics and machine building industry
  • The paper and wood industry
  • The metallurgical industry
  • The maritime and offshore sector

The benefits of oil filtering are immediately apparent and they translate, among others, in:

  • the reduction of expenses regarding filters, spare parts and unplanned stops
  • the reduction of breakdowns and malfunctions
  • the increase of the lubricant’s life and the reduction of the amount of generated wasted oil

In addition to these benefits, by controlling contamination through proactive maintenance (oil filtration), you will be able to contribute to the achievement of the ISO 50001 international certificate, which attests the optimal management of energy and the increase of energy efficiency and which is already implemented by organizations worldwide.

Achieve long-term gains by using Mobil lubricants

The Mobil industrial lubricants, labeled with the Energy Efficiency logo, exhibit energy efficiency properties and their use in your equipment helps achieve significant gains in terms of equipment maintenance.

In addition, in order to make sure that your industrial equipment is operating at full capacity for longer, we recommend constant proactive and predictive maintenance activities that help you reduce maintenance costs associated with your equipment.

For more information on how to use the proactive and predictive maintenance in order to increase the efficiency of your industrial equipment, click on the image below and send us a message. A Star Lubricants representative will get in touch to provide you with the information you need.