What is predictive maintenance as a service?

Predictive maintenance (PdM) as a Service effectively turns PdM into an instantly-accessible solution for complex process plants.

It’s based on predictive maintenance, or PdM, which uses artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) together with data from IIoT sensors to detect the earliest signs of problems within a plant. PdM takes a predictive analytics approach to maintenance management to build more effective, flexible scheduling and prevent small issues from snowballing into serious incidents.

PdM as a service is a hybrid approach that combines software and a dedicated service team to make the benefits of PdM available quickly and easily to process manufacturing plants.

Why does PdM as a Service matter to process manufacturing plants?

PdM is an effective approach to maintenance management that can save process plants both time and money, by helping extend equipment lifecycle, reduce the costs of repair, decrease unplanned downtime, and boost efficiency across the plant.

But PdM software isn’t enough on its own. Process engineers and maintenance teams are often too busy to learn how to master new software or understand how to interpret unfamiliar early alerts. It can take around 18 months for a typical plant to see value from PdM software alone, since it takes time to learn the solution and change behaviors within the plant to take care of issues early, before they turn into a breakdown. However, PdM as a service delivers value from day one and takes just 2 weeks to set up for maximum impact.

PdM as a Service causes very little disruption during the setup, because it only needs a small amount of input from plant personnel, and it can be easily customized according to each plant’s needs by the service team to gain the greatest value quickly.

What are the benefits of predictive maintenance as a service for process plants?

Predictive maintenance as a service allows process manufacturing plants to enjoy the best of both worlds. They can quickly access advanced PdM technology that increases revenue and profitability, while reducing the time to value, flattening the learning curve, and easing the burden that new software places upon key employees.