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OPERATIONS
The selection of a piece of
equipment that could drastically
affect the number of operators
to run a process is not always
factored into a plant's ROI. "
Brian Gifford, PE, CRB
cal failure also rises, requiring more people capable of
working on these elements.
Cleaning and production inevitably require some level
of human intervention, and maintaining a consistent
workforce is an ongoing challenge for many. Because
human error is a primary reason for equipment failure,
operator training remains very important. The better
operators understand the equipment, the more efficient
the process. This also leads to a subsequent reduction in
maintenance and service required.
" Automation is always a key conversation at the beginning
of a project, but there's no such thing as a fully automated
piece of equipment that doesn't require operator intervention, "
Gifford said. " The selection of a piece of equipment
that could drastically affect the number of operators to run a
process is not always factored into a plant's ROI. "
Maintenance considerations
Each piece of equipment requires preventive maintenance,
which varies depending on how the equipment
was designed. Maintenance directly affects the operating
or uptime efficiency of the equipment or system, as well
as the expected payback. This makes a robust preventive
maintenance (PM) plan important. Having this plan fully
vetted can determine a maintenance budget to understand
what's required for each PM task, which will require
a certain amount of downtime to execute. That downtime,
along with the labor and raw materials to perform
the PM tasks, should also be included in ROI equations.
" There will be failures even with the best PM plan, but
this is harder to quantify, " Gifford said. " Allowance can
typically be assumed and input into the ROI equation for
catastrophic failures. The impact of maintenance unique to
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