This article shows how planned maintenance increase airport energy efficiency and lower labor costs.

EAM CMMS Will Decrease Airport Labor and Energy Costs

The two biggest expenses for airports are labor and energy. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a tool that could help reduce both expenses at once? An EAM CMMS is just the solution for airports wanting to get a handle on skyrocketing costs.

An EAM CMMS helps accomplish both goals because it helps transform airport maintenance from reactionary to proactive, lowering unplanned labor expenses as well as keeping assets running more efficiently through better maintenance practices.

Decreasing Labor with EAM CMMS

In order to decrease labor costs, airports must strive to eliminate overtime caused by unplanned maintenance or repairs as well as be able to accomplish more work with the same amount of resources.

The fastest way to reduce unplanned or emergency repairs is have a proactive maintenance plan that includes preventive maintenance and inspections on a regularly scheduled basis. Assets such as luggage belt motors, boilers, HVAC, golf carts and escalators are just a few of the thousands of airport assets where unplanned downtime may be avoided.

The beauty of an EAM CMMS solution is that by automating much of the work order process paper flow is reduced enabling maintenance staff to spend more time in the field. This allows more work to be done with the same amount of resources.

Decreasing Energy Costs

Energy is the second largest operating expense for airports. Of energy consumption, lighting as a result of 24/7/365 operations represents the largest opportunity. with HVAC close behind.

Saving energy on lighting may be a matter of switching to more energy efficient LED lights, installing occupancy sensors or reducing unnecessary lighting (parking lots). Regardless of the plan to reduce utility expenses, all work can be scheduled using your EAM CMMS work management solution to ensure changes occur quickly and are recorded.

As mentioned above, HVAC, motors as well as other assets should be receiving regular scheduled maintenance and inspections. Whether it is a filter change or belt tightening, well maintained equipment will not require as much energy to operate. Not only will this on energy costs but the assets will also last longer.

How an EAM CMMS Works

Critical to implementing an EAM CMMS solution is knowing where all your assets are and what condition they are in. By creating an asset database, maintenance schedules can then be generated. As work request arrive or work orders are completed, the information is loaded onto the EAM CMMSsystem.

By recording all work management, management is easily able to identify what needs to be done, prioritize and distribute tasks. Results of work are transmitted back to the system using mobile handheld devices. Reports can then be generated that show the condition and maintenance history of all assets. Maintenance is now organized, and more productive. Labor and energy costs decrease to make management happy.