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Lubrication Management Assessment

Real Improvements in Reliability Start with Commitment

Too often we see customers dive into change without any formal planning in place, providing little or no positive results. In our experience, the most effective approach has been to take a step back, assess the current state of your program, identify gaps in your process, and determine the elements critical in achieving your company’s goals. This allows you to outline a holistic approach to lubrication that incorporates a short, medium, and long-term plan aligned with your current staffing levels, budget, and operation performance metrics. There are many ways to put time back on the clock and run reliably.

The Lubrication Management Assessment is a critical step in improving the overall lubrication program within the plant. Trico’s services team gathers data on critical equipment, maintenance practices, procedures, and technologies currently deployed at your facility. This is done through personnel interviews, record and document reviews and a detailed plant-wide walk-through. With this information, we assess and rate your current program, and create a report that compares our findings to the industry’s best practices standards. This will help you pinpoint the strengths and weaknesses of your existing lubrication management program.

This comprehensive information is presented in a detailed written report along with a visual scorecard, where we summarize opportunities for improvement in key areas versus current efforts and conditions. Each assessment report concludes with an Executive Summary that specifies your target areas for most rapid ROI and lays out detailed next steps that (if implemented) will reenergize your lubrication management program to peak-performance. This provides plant personnel with a roadmap to address plant status and provide direction where to focus resources to ensure improvements in equipment reliability and reduction in overall maintenance costs.

Trico’s services open the door for many new costs saving strategies, including a full list of recommendations on improving oil sampling procedures, assessing fluid storage and handling procedures, and setting appropriate target and alarm limits.