Predictive maintenance consists of the performance of regular inspections aimed at detecting damage at an early stage in order to avoid catastrophic failures and/or breakages.
It is a tool that enables components that are not performing as expected, due to the fact that they have suffered damage (cracks) and hence their service life is reduced, to continue operating.
The service life of components subject to cyclic loads is limited by the activation of fatigue mechanisms. If the component has been properly designed, its service life should be long enough for it not to have to be repaired or replaced during its service life. However, occasionally, unforeseen events occur that were not considered in the design phase (corrosion processes, assembly damage, geometric errors, etc.) causing fatigue life to be significantly reduced.
In situations in which this kind of events occur in a high number of units, the replacement of components may not be a viable option for economic reasons. Instead, it is necessary to implement predictive maintenance measures that coexist with cracks, only replacing those components that are badly damaged.
Therefore, predictive maintenance is a tool that enables components that are not performing as expected, due to the fact that they have suffered damage (cracks) and hence their service life is reduced, to continue operating and it helps to maximise their service life based on safe predictions of the evolution of the damage.
- Renewable energies
- Manufacturers of metal components
- Metal transformation sector
- Oil & Gas sector
- Construction sector
- Design and maintenance engineering firms
- Component manufacturers for the aeronautical, railway, automotive, naval and offshore sectors
Accreditations and Recognition
ENAC ILAC accreditation for the materials sector in compliance with ISO 17025, under file No. 4/LE063
AIRBUS authorised laboratory for control testing of surface treatment plating and metallic materials.
European Space Agency (ESA) authorised laboratory for SMT Microsectioning in accordance with ECSS-ST-Q-70-38.
Nadcap accreditation for chemical processes
Nadcap accreditation for materials testing