Many organizations do not apply even the most basic methods to ensure the reliability of their physical assets.
Sensory Inspection methods (Visual, Audible, Tactile, Olfactory) are the most basic methods available on the market today and are commonly deployed within 5S and Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) principles. Regardless of whether your organization has adopted these principles, applying sensory inspections as part of an overall asset health management initiative can drive significant results to your bottom line.
Allied Reliability can educate your team and incorporate these basic methods into a formal process to capture and collect many different varieties of visual observations. Are you looking to better educate your team? Check out this video on visual inspection techniques.
An experienced and trained inspector can detect the following failures:
- Oil levels and condition
- Visible leaks
- Arching/popping noises
- Bearing noise
- Temperature changes