Energy-Centered Maintenance

Fadi Al Shakhshir
Director - Strategy & Compliance
Emaar Properties, Dubai

This presentation covers an innovative maintenance approach called Energy-Centered Maintenance (ECM). The purpose of ECM is to develop a proactive maintenance approach focused on the analysis of equipment operational parameters, to ensure they are functioning according to their design intent. The model will help to reduce the energy consumption of the equipment and improve its efficiency. The ECM Process' objective is to increase the energy efficiency of the equipment in a cost-effective manner, using proven maintenance assessments, and identifying maintenance-related tasks that measure and improve the current operational behavior of the equipment. Unlike reliability maintenance, the ECM model does not intend to enhance equipment reliability or to prevent failures; the aim is to create maintenance tasks that prevent energy waste during equipment operation and to ensure the equipment is delivering the intended function.

The ECM model is a process-based methodology used to analyze and continuously improve assets and equipment maintenance and energy efficiency. This approach ensures that informed energy efficiency measures are made that will significantly impact the energy efficiency of the facility in a cost-effective maintenance model. The ECM Model is a continuous improvement maintenance regime that combines the physical preventive and predictive maintenance tasks with energy-related maintenance tasks that maintain the operational parameters of the equipment and their efficiency (i.e. motor current, or fan-flow rate). ECM, along with Reliability-Centered Maintenance (RCM), aims to improve equipment reliability and energy efficiency.

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