Your building is full of motors. Almost any climate control system in your building is essentially a motor attached to a pump. If you have RTUs, there’s a motor in there. If you have an AHU, there’s also a motor in there. Refrigeration racks? Better believe there’s a motor in there. Centrifugal chillers? They’ve got a big honkin’ motor.
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In our last few posts, we've been looking at best practices on maintaining building equipment. Our posts Be Strategic with Building Scheduled Maintenance and How To Test The Quality Of Your Preventative Maintenance look at how to get the most out of equipment maintenance. In this post, we will look at how you can use data to evaluate whether to replace or repair equipment, even while a technician is on site.
Companies are starting to make declarations on when they will reopen, albeit with social distancing plans in place. As businesses make their plans to ramp up coming out of the COVID-19, what are the specific challenges facing facility managers who are reopening buildings that may have been closed for several months.
With data, you can determine when the right time is to conduct a PM on equipment. There are substantial benefits to using data to make these decisions rather than following a strict scheduling approach. Using building data, even obtained remotely, allows you to get the most bang for your buck.
The economic slowdown that retail faces may still impact significantly, and retail chains need all the tools at their disposal to preserve the bottom line. After putting in place the measures to protect store associates and customer safety, retail must contend with how to recover from losses - and considerable savings can come from cutting back on energy spend across locations.