Fix Your Leaks: The Consequences of Leaking Equipment
If the culture of your organization is such that instead of fixing leaking equipment you build dams of absorbent socks, fabricate “drip-pans”, permanently attach vacuum systems to collect coolant, oil, or water and empty them back into the appropriate reservoir; you are at risk.
Why Should Leaks Be Fixed?
- Leaks are often the result of neglect. If allowed to go
unchecked they can and will turn into costly repairs.
- Leaks tend to hide other defects that can reduce equipment reliability.
- Leaks often cause more defects by contaminating parts that are not designed to function in wet environments.
- Leaks require additional manpower to contain, clean, and dispose of: as well as the extra time required to refill the equipment.
- Leaks can cause safety concerns with slips and falls as a result of spills and contamination.
Replacement fluids are costly, and so are the consequences of using inappropriate countermeasures like absorbent socks, oil dry materials and mop heads. The time spent cleaning instead of manufacturing all come at a cost to your organization. So, if you are currently experiencing any of the above mentioned problems, identify the root cause and "Fix The Leak"!