UAP PCM is a robust, fact-based and logical Condition Monitoring Strategy focused on prolonging the operational life of your equipment on site. This is achieved by combining Advanced Condition based Techniques along with the skill set of one of our experienced Service Technicians. This combination ensures the best possible outcome is achieved when determining the overall health of your equipment on site.

UAP PCM is used to generate important cost savings where traditional maintenance methods do not succeed.

Traditional maintenance methods consist of:

  • Planned maintenance – Parts replaced according to a chronological service schedule whether or not the replacement is required.
  • Reactive maintenance – Parts replaced after a failure has occurred.

Although neither of these methods is ideal, they are common throughout industry and tend to incur much higher costs. Implementing the correct PCM strategy specific to your plant will maximise the cost benefits and limit the potential downtime of your operations.

Typically, equipment manufacturers recommend generic service schedules to maintain your equipment on site and are usually based on total hours run. The running condition isn’t taken into consideration, as it is impossible for a manufacturer to provide examples for so many different possible scenarios’.

Here at UAP, we evaluate your equipment’s unique operating conditions to provide the solution that’s right for you and your plant. By implementing the correct PCM strategy, Parts are changed only when needed, so healthy parts are not changed unnecessarily and parts entering the end of there lives are change before failure occurs.

Condition Monitoring Techniques

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Vibration Analysis
In accordance with ISO18436

VA is carried out at regular, set intervals to provide the necessary data to view a trend and spot any deterioration or decrease in performance.

Data is recorded in several planes to observe directional forces that indicate specific problems.

Normally vibration velocity is used to detect mechanical looseness and/or misalignment issues & out of balance, while acceleration is used to monitor rolling element-bearing deterioration.

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Thermal Imaging

Using our advanced thermal imaging equipment, images are taken of specific components within your equipment.

This allows UAP to visually show any excessive heat spots within the equipment and highlight any potential failure points

Thermal imaging is carried out at regular, set intervals to provide the necessary data to view a trend and spot any deterioration or decrease in performance.

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Oil Analysis

Oil samples are extracted from your equipment into contamination free containment pots and sent to our specialised laboratory for analysis. Our oil analysis is designed to pick up even the slightest amount of contamination including:

  • Iron wear
  • Steel alloys
  • Non-ferrous alloys
  • Water content
  • Any other contaminants

Along with checking for contaminants, UAP also checks the oil’s overall condition. We look at the appearance, viscosity and for any signs of overheating/burning within the oil.

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Air Quality Testing

UAP can offer air quality testing to ensure that the quality of the compressed air you require is being achieved and meets the ISO8573-1:2010 listed standards.

Air quality testing is carried out at regular, set intervals to provide the necessary data to view a trend and spot any deterioration or decrease in performance.

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