Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) in water treatment

So your water treatment equipment is installed and commissioned safely but now is the important part – your Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) schedule.

PPM is done to help preserve the equipment’s condition and prevent problems from occurring. It’s a proactive approach to maintenance, designed to avoid failures, breakages and unexpected maintenance costs or unplanned disturbances from reactive works.

PPM maintenance is designed to help maximise and maintain the value of your property or asset by helping it to operate efficiently, in full working order and as safely as possible, for as long as possible.

PPM in the water treatment industry also includes routine Water Sampling, Temperature Checking, Legionella Sampling, Cleaning & Disinfection and Risk Assessments. A schedule should be set up every year to ensure there is an appropriate amount of sampling carried out in the facility. The dates should be clearly identified and schedule with your contractors. Dates should also be confirmed for the other items listed above.

This schedule will be your “bible” and will play an important part in your compliance folder. Not only should you be keeping track of the dates, you have to make sure you follow up on visits so that all paperwork is in an recorded.

Businesses with a good PPM strategy in place will enjoy the following benefits:

  • Longer lifespan of property assets
  • Less need for major unplanned repair work
  • Increased productivity with less unplanned downtime
  • Improved overall efficiency
  • Reduced maintenance costs and overtime costs
  • Increased safety management and a better quality job
  • Asset enhancement – planned works can react more frequently to changing business needs
  • Less stress and a happy business! Reactive work is generally more time-consuming and urgent

PPM schedules are generally easy to set up, they can be set up on excel or like us, via an e-system. Our E-system schedules and sets reminders for visits, stores all necessary health and safety paperwork and records everything in real time. This information is accessible to you – the customer, which saves you time hunting down paper files or chasing contractors for proof of visit.

If you want to discuss your PPM schedule surrounding your water treatment, get in touch today. Our experienced engineers know exactly how many and how frequent visits should be to ensure you get the most out of your equipment.