One of the cornerstones of maintenance and prevention is the fact that a little bit of energy and effort early on prevents a whole lot of effort and energy later. Particularly when it comes to industrial maintenance, this is even more important. But unfortunately, in many cases, you don’t end up carrying about industrial maintenance until it’s too late.
There are plenty of examples to showcase this discrepancy. You don’t care about maintaining an industrial chiller until suddenly your company can no longer keep a product or piece of machinery at the right temperature. You don’t care about nuclear maintenance until suddenly there is the possibility of a meltdown.
You don’t care about wastewater system preventative care until your sewage system stops up. And you don’t care about maintaining your power grid until suddenly you don’t have any electricity.
There are a few different types of industries that use industrial chillers. Some of them involve using the chiller to cool down pieces of equipment. Other times, the chillers are used to keep products at a specific low temperature. As soon as these industrial chillers break down, it’s an immediate emergency.
There is the possibility of damaging vast amounts of equipment or the potential to lose an entire inventory of stock. It is a case where if the right preventative steps had been taken, no issue ultimately would have bubbled to the surface.
When was the last time you heard about a nuclear power scare? If you did, you probably quickly read that the main issue was that something had not been maintained or checked properly. Atomic power plants present an intense amount of potential energy. But if they are not maintained accordingly, the potential for catastrophe is gigantic.
That is why there are such highly regulated safeguards surrounding nuclear power and nuclear energy. Any misstep when it comes to preventative maintenance can result in tragedy.
Governments and private companies are continually maintaining wastewater systems. The population of a city or township or lives on a smoothly working infrastructure. If a wastewater system gets overloaded or there is a mechanical or technical error somewhere, the potential for ripples of consequences is tremendous.
Especially in certain countries, there is an expectation that the power grid is going to work all the time. But what happens when there is a power grid infrastructure failure? Entire cities can go black, and a government may not have the staff to fix it quickly. Because the maintenance was not performed regularly, the populace can be in trouble very fast. That has happened on several high-profile occasions lately, and governments were caught doing too little, too late.
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