Predictive Maintenance Program
Facilities Preventive & Maintenance Solution
Viox Predictive Maintenance (PdM) programs help identify and correct potential machinery problems before they adversely impact production. A successful PdM program helps reduce building operations maintenance costs and avoid unnecessary repairs, while maximizing production and extending the life of your machinery.
Predictive Maintenance (PdM) Technologies
Vibration analysis monitors changes in machine vibration characteristics caused by fatigue, wear imbalance, misalignment, mechanical looseness and turbulence. By monitoring changes in the specific frequencies of mechanical or electrical components, we can identify machine components that are -- or becoming -- defective.
Ultrasonic Emissions Detection
Ultrasonic emissions occur when compressed gas escapes through a leak in an air line. Viox preventive maintenance specialists use ultrasonic detection to diagnose pressure leaks in machinery, such as heat exchangers, boilers, condensers, valves, steam traps, compressors and other mechanical systems. This PdM technology can also be used to identify leaks in door seals where airtight or watertight integrity is critical. By identifying and correcting leaks early, you can save energy costs, extend equipment life and help mitigate potentially dangerous situations.
Viox PdM technicians use infrared imaging, also called IR or thermography, to identify "hot spots" within equipment components. Hot spots caused by friction or poor electrical connections can indicate inefficient operation and warn of premature, perhaps dangerous, equipment failure. IR is also used to monitor building energy loss, detect insulation breakdown in ovens and refractory materials, and to find defects in roofs and roofing materials.
Viox will perform regular oil analysis on core machinery to monitor changes in viscosity due to a breakdown of lubricants. Used in combination with vibration analysis, oil analysis can effectively determine particle count, moisture contamination and the chemical properties of lubricants, helping to diagnose machinery problems and prevent premature failure.