Periodic Maintenance

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Periodic maintenance (PM) pertains to actions performed on a schedule that detect, preclude, or mitigate degradation of a component or system.  The objective is to sustain or extend useful instrumentation life by asserting control.  A PM can increase the reliability and dependability of the instrument.  Besides increasing reliability, dollars are typically saved especially when compared to maintenance performed through a reactive  approach.

Overbrook Support Services offers help to ensure instrument uptime by performing regularly scheduled preventive maintenance (PM).  All replacement parts installed by Overbrook Support Services have passed rigorous long term field testing, and meet or exceed manufacturer specifications.

A PM is the best way to help keep your instrument in optimum condition and so we include one in all of our contracts. Periodic maintenance is part of a Contract Maintenance program, and will help the instrument run more efficiently, resulting in dollar savings. A PM may not prevent catastrophic failures, but will decrease the number of failures.  Proper system suitability by troubleshooting potential problems with pumps, column hardware, sources, leaks, gaps and pressure, can make all the difference in system performance.

Because we service a wide range of instrumentation in multiple types of laboratories, we have first hand experience that you benefit from starting at Day 1.  By relying on Overbrook Support Service engineers, you can save money on staff training, and investments in diagnostic equipment.  Training, tips and techniques workshops are also available. Please inquire.

In summary, PM increases

  • Component operational life
  • Increase instrument availability
  • Decrease instrument or process downtime
  • Decrease costs in parts and labor

Speak with Overbrook Support Services about how your instrumentation should be prioritized in terms of maintenance programs, to maximize your operational budget and equipment criticality needs.  It’s the difference between re-thinking maintenance, and hoping to avoid it.