Maintenance Management for Water Utilities by James K. Jordan

By James K. Jordan

General upkeep of water software apparatus and amenities is admittedly severe to the utility's project of providing secure ingesting water nonstop, yr in and 12 months out. This publication will express water utilities of all sizes tips on how to increase and function a good, cost-efficient upkeep administration software

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Maintenance department personnel cannot expect purchasing agents to know which parts are in high demand and which are hard to obtain. Proper communication is usually the way to make the right parts available at the right time. 40 | maintenance management for water utilities Predictive Maintenance. The predictive maintenance (PDM) approach emphasizes continuous monitoring of equipment condition. The information learned from PDM monitoring allows evaluation of trends to determine a machine’s current status.

To establish a system that fully realizes this definition, the maintenance manager must first develop a strategy for planning and implementing the MMS. The strategy should include • Organizing a team to develop and install the system • Carrying out a needs assessment • Identifying the costs and benefits of implementing the system • Establishing a timetable for implementing the components of the system The process of developing an effective strategy requires an understanding of the elements that constitute an MMS.

After reaching consensus on potential solutions to problems identified as a result of this exercise, the team may see a need to prioritize proposed modifications to the maintenance system. In any case, funding limitations may force the team to consider a phased implementation schedule spread out over several years. Certainly one major issue facing the team will be the question of using computers, or at least, where the use of computers is justified to facilitate operations. Automated and Manual Maintenance Information Systems A small- to medium-sized water utility operating a single treatment facility can realistically expect to achieve satisfactory maintenance with a manual information system.

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