We have all had the situation where, as a maintenance department, we have inherited from a project or new construction, a piece of equipment or asset that is in a less than reliable state. We then spend years and countless dollars and energy trying to manage it. Some believe that if we just do condition monitoring, we will be ok. Others want to blame the construction company, yet others want to blame the project engineers. The one true thing in this situation is that responsibility for the issues cannot be placed on one particular group. To be reliable, a Cradle to Grave approach needs to be taken that looks at the life cycle costs.
Check out the 5 min Video below that outlines all the steps for machine reliability Cradle to Grave