- Improves system reliability and helps keep equipment working and/or extend the life of the equipment.
- Decreases system downtime and actively helps prevent un budgeted maintenance expenses from cropping up.
- Decreases the cost of having to replace equipment as often.
- Records operational data that can help you troubleshoot an emerging problem (called “Data Trending”)
Data trending is the recording of basic operation parameters including pressures, temperatures, and electrical data. For example, a slowly increasing temperature indicates a variety of maintenance requirements including cooler core cleaning, overloading of system and possible mechanical problems. Another example might include slowly decreasing pressure, indicating increased system flow requirements, reduced compressor performance or increased system leakage. Make sure someone is looking at this data on a regular basis. If the data is never reviewed then the benefit is lost.