Once you’ve done all of your research and you’re ready to turn your predictive maintenance (PdM) initiative into reality, what happens next? Here’s how onboarding with Diagsol works…
We find out about exactly what you need
Getting under the skin of what you do is all part of onboarding with Diagsol. A site visit and Reliability discussion are free of charge, and we pride ourselves on only providing and presenting maintenance practices that will improve Reliability and reduce failures within your facility.
The site visit
When we arrive at your site, we first facilitate a guided discussion focusing on your reliability, breakdown and repeat maintenance pain points.
We then do a site walkaround to survey the assets already identified as bad actors. Where possible, we take ad hoc vibration readings as a technical demonstration and assist you with asset condition assessment.
At the end of the site visit, we have a wash-up discussion on what elements of Reliability enhancement will be appropriate for your site and we get your thoughts on what elements will best serve you quickly. We’ll endeavour to give you ideas for some low- or no-cost quick wins, regardless of whether or not you decide to work with us, which means that our initial site visit is always productive from your perspective.
A comprehensive proposal
Once we’ve carried out the site visit, we capture our recommendations. The proposal Diagsol creates will contain suggestions for improvement and details on the most appropriate specific reliability plug-ins for your facility, keeping in mind your current needs.
Implementing the PdM programme
Once you’re ready for us to get started, Diagsol provides all the resources, training and technical elements required to implement your chosen solution. Our flexible customer-centred approach may include suggesting and working with sub-contract providers, either to bring in additional specialist expertise outside of our core services or to implement a variety of software and hardware platforms.
We work with you using site visits and Team support calls, combined with ad hoc online and on-site training, to ensure that your staff are included in the process of change. We believe that it’s important to present the reasons for improving reliability, as well as the methods and processes, to everyone involved.
Every organisation is different, and we act as an extension of your in-house team. Depending on your internal capacity and capability, we are happy to support remote analysis of 100% customer-collected data. We can train customers on reliability and vibration data analysis, or even support you with expert Diagsol resource to collect data where required.
Point of contact
If you’re wondering who you might be dealing with day to day, for ad hoc hardware queries and site assessments, the usual point of contact is Tom or Peter. For ongoing contracts, you’ll be assigned a dedicated contract manager from our team.
Following onboarding with Diagsol, clients on an ongoing contract receive a monthly maintenance summary report, regardless of whether or not there have been any issues. Our service level agreement means that we’ll respond to any specific non-critical queries you have within three days.
Quarterly review meetings for contract clients take place on site and give us the opportunity to check your objectives, find out more about any asset issues and keep everything on track. If your facility is experiencing growing pains, the quarterly review meeting is the ideal time for us to find out more and make strategic recommendations.
Sometimes our customers engage us on an ‘as required’ arrangement, but what happens if you decide to work with us on an ongoing basis? You’ll be in good company, as most of our customers are on an annual contract and many of them have been with us since Diagsol was founded 25 years ago.
Our offering is based on very complex data but, in the simplest terms, we break your assets into expected mean time between failure categories and factor in the more frequent measurement of recent assets in alarm. In developing the right service level, we aim to respond to your needs and balance them with the likely failure modes. As a minimum, we recommend taking readings every couple of months; ideally, readings should be taken monthly for fast-moving machinery.