Three experts weigh in: Using the P-F curve to plan maintenance

Three experts weigh in: Using the P-F curve to plan maintenance

Root cause analysis (RCA), failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA), and the P-F curve, along with an asset criticality assessment, often form the core of a reliability professional’s toolset. In a September 2020 webinar, three Fluke Reliability experts with years of plant floor experience outlined how best to use the P-F curve and FMEA together…

Maintenance automation and the P-F Curve – cocktail for the pandemic and beyond
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Maintenance automation and the P-F Curve – cocktail for the pandemic and beyond

The pandemic that has upended normalcy in 2020 is fueling urgency among maintenance leaders for system improvements previously viewed as “future considerations.” The ability to monitor asset health remotely, for example, has gone from a “want” to a “need”—something essential to stay productive in the near term and competitive over the long run. Around 82%…

The A-B-Cs of the P-F curve

The A-B-Cs of the P-F curve

We’re focusing on the P-F curve again in this blog post, as we did in a previous blog post, because of its application to PRUFTECHNIK machinery alignment and condition-monitoring technologies. We’ll also introduce you to the term “capacity assurance.” Used effectively, PRUFTECHNIK technologies contribute to proactive maintenance strategies that work early in the P-F curve…

Proactive maintenance strategies to extend the life of your assets

Proactive maintenance strategies to extend the life of your assets

For maintenance pros focused on reliability, the P-F Curve is a useful tool. Proactive steps that you take at the front of the curve, such as precision alignment, asset condition management, vibration analysis, and more, can effectively extend the curve and the life of your assets, experience has proven. In this webinar, Fluke Reliability experts…

Pairing the P-F Curve with Condition Monitoring
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Pairing the P-F Curve with Condition Monitoring

The P-F Curve is a concept illustrating an asset’s progression toward failure. The X-axis of the chart represents the time to failure, beginning with an asset’s design and installation, and the Y-axis represents an asset’s resistance to failure. Potential failure, or PF, is a detectable state of failure, or the point when degradation begins. Functional failure, or FF, is when the asset has reached a…

Potential-Failure (P-F) Curve FAQ
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Potential-Failure (P-F) Curve FAQ

The Potential Failure (P-F) Curve is a visual tool for communicating the condition of a component and its decline toward failure. With an optimized maintenance program, you can prolong the time until failure takes place and schedule needed maintenance actions for the most convenient times. What is the purpose of the P-F Curve? The P-F…