Predictive Maintenance : Definition

5 April 2024
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Maintaining a building ensures its durability, energy efficiency and the comfort of its occupants. Breakdowns, unforeseen damage and ageing equipment and materials inevitably lead to deterioration of the building and its interior. So it's essential to keep them in good condition.

The different types of maintenance

There are three main types of maintenance commonly used in the construction industry:

Corrective maintenance is carried out after a breakdown or malfunction has occurred, often as a matter of urgency.

Preventive maintenance, on the other hand, is carried out according to a predefined schedule, based on knowledge of the theoretical wear and tear of the equipment; the aim is to intervene before a breakdown occurs.

That leaves predictive maintenance, which, far from replacing the previous two, is on the contrary a recent and highly effective complement.

Definition of predictive maintenance

Predictive maintenance is distinguished by its ability to prevent breakdowns and predict when equipment failure may occur.

Predictive maintenance benefits from technological advances such as IoT (Internet of Things) devices combined with connectivity solutions and SaaS platforms. These technologies enable real-time analysis of data and the use of remote alarms to spot the warning signs of equipment failure.

This proactive approach makes it possible to anticipate breakdowns by planning maintenance operations in advance. By transmitting alerts remotely when risky equipment behaviour is detected, teams can act quickly to resolve problems before they become critical, ensuring continuity of operations.

In the building sector, predictive maintenance can be applied to any system, such as heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), lighting or lift operation. Automating and centralising data in a connected management system enables real-time monitoring and rapid intervention.


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The benefits of advanced predictive maintenance

The adoption of predictive maintenance in building management is an undeniable step forward. It

- It considerably reduces maintenance costs by avoiding costly emergency interventions, while helping to extend the lifespan of equipment.

- By identifying minor malfunctions, it can be used to improve performance without human intervention, using adjustments, resulting in more energy-efficient buildings, greater comfort and greater safety. It also reduces the amount of human time spent on maintenance.

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