The maintenance plan for a general-purpose light bulb.
The bulb is left on until it burns out. At this time, the asset repair plan is being implemented. A new light bulb is obtained from inventories and installed at a suitable time.
Here is a classified Run to Failure Maintenance Workflow:
Now that we have a clear understanding of how the Run to Failure Maintenance Strategy works, let’s take a look at the pros and cons of this type.
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Pros of RTF as a Maintenance Strategy
1. Minimal Planning
3. The Process is Straightforward and Simple to Understand.
4. Less Manpower is Needed
Cons of RTF as a Maintenance Strategy
Several failures are unforeseeable, that is, they cannot be predicted. As a result, it is impossible to predict when specific assets will need to be repaired or replaced.
As a result, it can be difficult to resolve issues or problems at times, and this can lead to further damage in the future.
3. High Inventory Costs
To account for intermittent failures, the maintenance team must keep spare parts on hand. Failures can sometimes cause more damage and necessitate more resources to repair.
This will result in an increase in repair costs. This increases production costs as well as labor costs associated with maintenance.
How Can the RTF Maintenance Strategy be Implemented?
When evaluating the applicability of an RTF maintenance strategy, four factors should be considered:
- Personnel Safety
- Production Downtime
- Equipment Reliability
- Asset Redundancy
A Run-to-Failure maintenance strategy is not an abdication of responsibility when it is used as part of a well-planned maintenance program, supported by defensible economic and safety analysis, supported by a powerful Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS).
Using CMMS to Plan your Run to Failure Maintenance Strategy
Investing in a good Computerized Maintenance Management System can quickly return you to control of your maintenance program and help you reduce costs.
Here’s a 10 Steps process for an effective RTF Strategy.
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Planning your Run to Failure Maintenance Strategy with i4T Global
We place a strong emphasis on preventative maintenance for facilities management, field service, and property maintenance here at i4T Global. Our core mission includes ensuring that proper preventative care leads to cost savings and reduced downtime for our clients.
RTF maintenance is thought to be the most cost-effective type of reactive maintenance strategy. In essence, by using this system, you allow appliances and equipment to run without maintenance until they reach the end of their useful life. While this may seem unusual to our strategy, there are times when the RTF strategy is your best maintenance option.
A true RTF strategy is designed to reduce costs while also predicting service life to ensure you are prepared for failure. You can save money on preventative services by considering the service life and use of specific appliances and parts.
There is no prepackaged maintenance schedule that will work for the same equipment and building. That is why it is critical to consult our i4T Global Team to determine what is best for your company.
i4T Global specializes in preventative maintenance, but we also handle routine RTF maintenance. We make your facility run more smoothly so you can focus on what is important to you.
Contact us right away to learn more about our preventative maintenance software!
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