SmartRView enhances maintenance strategies

Maintain to fuel burn

Total fuel burn, as accurately measured by SmartRView, is a direct indication of total engine output and a strong predictor of remaining lubricant life and component wear. A refined maintenance strategy including total fuel burn can reduce unnecessary maintenance while avoiding unplanned failures. Consider the benefit of eliminating a single unnecessary preventive maintenance event per asset per year.

Maintain to efficiency

Prioritize or pre-empt maintenance scheduling for equipment that operates outside of desired efficiency limits. Focussed attention of the least efficient assets can significantly raise average fleet efficiency.

Fuel System Conditioned Based Maintenance

SmartRView fuel meters provide feed and return flow rates and temperatures. This information can provide early diagnosis of failing or aged fuel system components and can uncover situations of degraded fuel injector and ECM cooling.

FOCUS CASE STUDY

Challenge: Reduce cost and downtime related to premature maintenance

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A Canadian oil sands operation ran a preventive maintenance strategy driven by days in service. Members of the maintenance team suspected that this approach, while straight forward to implement, was resulting in significant pre-mature maintenance.

SmartRView was installed on haul trucks and dozers reporting on mining activity and fuel burn.

Results:

Over a 2-month period, the standard deviation in daily fuel burn was 26% of the mean and the highest consuming day saw 3.5 times the fuel burned as the lowest. The variation in fuel burn across maintenance intervals was 24% illuminating a clear opportunity for cost savings. Fuel burn also dramatically outperformed engine hours which accumulate steadily regardless of the intensity of work. This evidence strongly supports the economic justification of fuel-based maintenance scheduling.