No matter how well you maintain your vacuum pump, you can never prepare for unexpected maintenance — or even a full system failure.
Whether it’s routine maintenance or a catastrophic pump failure, you could lose vital production time. If the repairs are significant, you could be spending even more just to get your pump back online.
Preventative maintenance can be a smart investment. Even if you're spending money on new parts, equipment, or repairs, you could be saving yourself the trouble of an unplanned disaster. Operating with updated, top of the line equipment, will reduce the risk of maintenance and extend the life of your system.
When done correctly, preventative maintenance looks at every potential risk to your process that could be placed on your vacuum pump or system. All connection points are leak tested, complete visual inspections are performed, the oil is checked, pump down rates are measured and documented, the surrounding environment is checked, and operational procedures are evaluated. A common misconception of preventative maintenance is that it is an unnecessary expense that can be skipped if operators are “following the rules”. However, even in the best-case scenario something can go wrong. By continually monitoring your system you can be sure that you will not fall victim to extensive and costly unplanned downtime.
Related: Prevent cost-intensive downtime with a free Leybold Pump Health Check, onsite at your facility. Click the button below to set up an inspection of your vacuums systems, onsite at your facility.