Often maintenance teams can use MTBF to adjust inspections schedules or preventive maintenance tasks. For example, if the asset fails multiple times for the same reasons, you might not have found the root cause, or it’s time to add some PMs to prevent such failures. Some maintenance operations factor in MTBF when determining how much to charge, based on how likely the equipment is to fail.
As a simple example, MPulse customer Felipe uses MTBF to create asset performance benchmarks. If his CMMS data shows a belt is likely to fail after 700 hours of usage, he sets up a new PM schedule where the belt is replaced before that time, such as around 650 hours of usage.
MTBF is a good of example of how maintenance teams can use CMMS data to prevent failures before they happen.
If you’re not using MTBF as a metric to measure your maintenance operations, contact us to learn how it can help your organization. We’re here to help.