Reactive maintenance can be defined as a “run it until it breaks” method of maintenance. Fifty-five percent of maintenance resources and activities remain reactive in nature.
The Department of Energy defines preventative maintenance as actions preformed on a time-or machine-run-based schedule, using equipment hours and calendar scheduling to determine whether or not repairs are needed.
USWS is leading the way in predictive maintenance, which uses real-time data collected on how a machine is functioning to determine when repairs are needed.
USWS developed FRAC MD™ to reduce Non-Productive Time (NPT) and increase safe stages per day by mitigating premature failures of our equipment and maximizing operating parameters. When we listen to what the machines are telling us, we greatly increase reliability, safety, and predictability which all reduces downtime. The real-time data we collect during operation helps determine root causes of failure as well as ways to improve on current methods.