3. PREDICTIVE MAINTENANCEBREAK-DOWN MAINTENANCE
:Break down maintenance is essentially no maintenance at all. The machineis simply allowed to run until complete failure, inefficiency or product spoilage forces a shut-down.
SCHEDULED OR PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE
:Compared to break down maintenance, a program of periodic disassemblyinspection & replacement of worn parts has a good advantage of lessening the frequency of break-down repairsand also permits scheduled shut-down.Under this program each critical machine is shut-down after a specific period of operation andpartially or completely dismantled for a thorough inspection an replacement of worn out parts-if any.
:Predictive maintenance involves the trending and analysis of machineryperformance parameters to detect and identify developing problems before failure and extensive damage.Vibration can takes place in 3 directions i.e Horizontol,Vertical,Axial.Note: Generally in vertical direction vibration amplitude value is low, because weight of the machine is actingon it.If it occurs that vibration is high in vertical direction we can conclude that major problem is there in therotating body.By keeping transducer in the 3 directions vibration is captured individually .