Imagine a workplace that didn’t have to deal with unpredictable downtime due to parts and machine failure. By participating in an ongoing maintenance program, your business will spend a fraction of the cost of a breakdown by detecting those risks before they become lost time.
The services of Pepper Maintenance® can reduce your cost of doing business by reducing your unplanned downtime and risk exposure. Planned downtime is 1/6 the cost of unplanned downtime.
Well-executed risk management doesn’t cost—it pays. Good managers recognize the benefits of risk management; identifying business and safety risks through reliability centered maintenance leads to better business.
INSURANCE COST AND THE RISK OF LOSING YOUR INSURANCE:
Catastrophic property losses could result in dramatic insurance cost increases or even the cancellation of your insurance. Reliability centered maintenance identifies hazards to life, body, and property, enabling you to reduce threats and schedule timely repairs.
SAFETY: REDUCED RISK OF INJURIES, LOSS OF LIFE, OR EXPLOSION IN HAZARDOUS ATMOSPHERES:
The failure of a single, $100 bearing can cost a grain facility more than $8,000 if grain dust ignites. This figure does not factor in the risk to employees, managers, fire and safety officials or the loss of revenue during demolition and reconstruction. This has happened all too often.
IDENTIFICATION OF UNSEEN OR HIDDEN HAZARDS:
Reliability centered maintenance can identify the sources of friction heat, misalignment, worn moving parts, defective installation, and poorly manufactured components. It can also identify decaying electrical components—motor starters, thermal overloads, transformers, arcing connections, and weak connections in main power supply lines.
Unscheduled or unanticipated maintenance can incur unnecessary costs for repair. For the price of a $100 bearing replacement, one customer saved over $8,000 in repair charges. Due to timely repairs, there was no shaft or mounting structure damage. Repairs were less extensive than would have been required if there had been collateral damage.
Prematurely changing motors, bearings, and electrical components incurs excessive costs. Reliability centered maintenance identifies which components need to be replaced—often well before failure occurs.