What is condition based monitoring ?


The ability to collect and enter condition data as part of the normal work management process makes up to date information about condition trending easy to access and present as readable charts, graphs and exception reports.

Using simple configuration, the Mainpac administrator can build a library of data collection elements. The end user performing the inspection can enter test and condition results online, with reference to the asset, and optionally the work order.

The link with work order is significant, as inspections and tests are generally performed on a routine basis. Mainpac allows a test to be added to the work order template, and subsequently generates a “test required” work order at nominated intervals. This brings rigour and consistency to test and inspection data collection, which translates to better analytic outcomes.

The CBM solution makes use of “triggers” to define upper and lower value ranges. Condition entries that exceed these ranges can automatically trigger a follow-up work order to remediate an adverse condition.

The flexible test configuration means that CBM can be applied to a number of scenarios, including technical test results collection, work safety checklists and simple fire extinguisher compliance checks. With test and inspection data held in a reportable form in Mainpac, it becomes a simple exercise to present condition trend reports, graphs, and inspection exception lists that can help the maintenance manager take pro-active control of condition based events over the entire asset portfolio.

Contact Mainpac for more information about Condition Based Monitoring (CBM) in Mainpac EAM.