Power Plants are an important part of the world’s economy. Without power, much of the world would shut down. This just shows how important it is to maintain a clean, operating facility, and with CMMS software, this job is made easier.
Maintenance at power plants includes the inspection, adjustment, repair, and replacement, – and importantly – scheduled preventive maintenance of a variety of assets, equipment, and electrical machinery. Power plant maintenance responsibilities can also include installation, repair, and preventive maintenance for other electronic and pneumatic equipment used in the generation of electrical power.
Power generation facilities, both conventionally fueled steam-generation, and nuclear-powered plants require vigilant, well-organized operation using meticulous maintenance management to stay online and produce energy safely and efficiently. Maintenance and operation for power plants must also consider public safety, the environment and, not least, health and safety for workers in and around the plant.
Most power generation plants utilize Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition systems (SCADA) to monitor plant and machinery conditions. CMMS should be integrated with these SCADA systems to detect alarms, abnormal conditions, diagnostics, fault detection, etc., and to create a work order automatically, send it to a proper technician (or a contractor) for corrective action.
Information from the SCADA system can also be used to trigger preventive maintenance work orders when machinery has reached certain hours of operation.
Why Power Plants need a CMMS:
- Asset Management
A CMMS monitors and tracks the health of the plant’s assets over time, identify assets in need of repair or maintenance and prevent asset downtime.
- Predictive Maintenance
With CMMS power plants maintenance technicians can detect underperforming assets and accordingly schedule maintenance activities.
- Maintenance Planning
CMMS software allows the maintenance department to plan all maintenance activities well in advance.
Benefits of implementing a CMMS:
- Decrease equipment downtime
- Help ensure safe and effective power generation operations
- Meet regulatory and compliance standards
- Extends the life of power generation assets
- Minimize investments in inventory
Proteus MMX is a powerful web-based maintenance management solution that includes mobile capabilities for users who want to access CMMS software at any time, from any location. It is an easy to use and fully customizable CMMS and available on a mobile application, Proteus Mobile which gives maintenance technicians in the field invaluable asset data and history at their fingertips.
To learn more about how Proteus CMMS can improve and manage maintenance on assets and equipment for your power plant, please contact us at +1 (262) 241-3845, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or sign-up for a Free Live Demo.