Should you Anticipate System Problems?

By Mike Henley


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Mike: “Do you prefer to anticipate a potential problem with your high-purity water system? Or, is it better to let the system(s) run and then troubleshoot when a problem actually arises?” James: “The technically correct answer is to try to anticipate any problems so they can be minimized and actions preplanned to reduce downtime and costs. The practical answer and manpower may not always allow for this though. Sometimes, unfamiliarity with a system prevents this too.” Talles: “Maybe the answer to this question is between preventive and corrective maintenance. In the preventive maintenance the cost of materials is significant, and sometimes you exchange equipment or spare parts in perfect condition. In the corrective maintenance, you have financial loss because the production is stop.”

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