Service Program Surveys
Minimizing your maintenance costs
Any unplanned downtime is an expensive event with costs being reported of between $3,000 and $30,000 per hour, average. Good maintenance reduces the risk of an outage, so does keeping an inventory of critical [spare parts]. But at what level and how often are these elements required? Maintenance costs also, so it should ideally be reduced to not more than it’s needed.
GE has designed, built and commissioned thousands of rotating machines. We continue to maintain many of them as part of a planned cycle of maintenance and, when customers have an unplanned outage, we help get them back online as fast as possible. But prevention is better than cure, and so we offer equipment service program surveys to identify potential gaps on our customer maintenance strategy and provide an OEM designed maintenance plan to help avoid these unplanned outages, while optimizing service expenditure. After the service program survey, customers have an OEM designed, fleet knowledge based, best practice rotating machine health monitoring and maintenance strategy, specific to their rotating machines, to minimize downtime and maintenance cost