One of the must use things at home is the Flashlight. Whatever may be the use one will definitely have a flashlight at home. There are always some dark corners in the house where light from our regular bulbs does not reach. There may also be the garden which may get a bit dark and sometimes if there are any pests that are hiding and damaging your garden, you would certainly need a flashlight to find it. The term ‘shooting in the dark’ was not created just as a joke; there are some situations where we really would end up searching in the dark. So, the flashlight is must at home.

Do you think that the above are the only purpose of using these lights? No, not at all. There are many uses of flashlight apart from using it at home. Some of them are

Underwater Research Industry: Diving is one place where people use it but in general people do not think about it. Divers and people who do underwater research need light at the bottom of the sea. As everybody knows, the sea will appear dark as one travel deep into the sea. So, a waterproof flashlight is must for them.

Archaeological Industry: Research about ancient items needs exploring in new ways. It may require digging the earth or walking through caves or even working inside pyramids. They cannot work or explore new things without enough light along their path. Such archaeologists have handheld lights and headlamps.

Mining Industry: Gold and diamond are two valuable pieces of jewelry. These precious items are obtained by a process called mining which involves digging the earth to find these resources. When such people work at great depths by digging the earth, they need light and the only possible way for light is by using one such flashlight.

In most cases above, people have flashlights attached to their headgears which make it both a safety item as well as necessary equipment.

For any industry to function seamlessly, what is important is that the equipment to be up and running in perfect form. Any unforeseen anomaly can cause a breakdown in the system and have many ill-effects like

  • Wastage of working time of the industry
  • Wastage of manpower
  • Expenses incurred in repair
  • Loss faced in case industry is unable to meet client demands because of breakdown
  • Potential loss due to damaged goods produced by faulty machinery
  • Environmental hazard
  • Threat to human life involved

How can one avoid such outcome?

Though regular maintenance of all the equipment seems like the most obvious option, it ends up becoming an expensive affair. Also, maintaining parts that are functioning well is also unnecessary.

Considering all the factors there is one simple solution. Predictive maintenance is an easy, cost-effective method of identifying the condition of all the parts and machinery and evaluating when these parts would require maintenance. Click here to find out more.

This saves efforts of unnecessary maintenance and also the expense that is incurred doing it.

Why do equipment require predictive maintenance?

Over time, equipment undergoes wear and tear due to many reasons may falter in their functioning. It could be due to mechanical failure, or even loose connections, equipment could be overheated or overcooled for long durations of time which may result in their damage. The machinery could also be overworked. Another factor that may cause damages is environmental factors like increased level of humidity, environmental corrosion, excessive dust or dirt in an environment that settles within equipment to cause damage. Also, proximity to the sea may also shorten the life of any equipment.

How can predictive maintenance be carried out?

Depending upon the industry and the types of equipment involved, there are various methods which can be used to evaluate the conditions of parts. Some of them are:

  • Thermal Imaging
  • Vibration Analysis
  • Analysis using sonic and ultrasonic wave
  • Oil Analysis
  • Emission Testing
  • Condition Monitoring and much