Old Preventive Maintenance(OPM) Out New Preventive Maintenance(NPM) In

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Muthu Karuppaiah

Old Preventive Maintenance(OPM) Out New Preventive Maintenance(NPM) In

In the constantly evolving world of machinery and technology, the adage "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" might seem to hold. But a more forward-thinking approach is needed when it comes to ensuring our machines' longevity and optimal functionality. For years, Old Preventive Maintenance (OPM) has been the stalwart method of many industries, but is it still up to par with the dynamic demands of today's high-tech landscape? Enter the era of New Preventive Maintenance (NPM) - a smarter, more efficient, and timely approach to keeping our machinery and assets in top shape. In this blog, we'll delve into the nuances that differentiate OPM from NPM, the benefits the new system promises, and why making the shift is not just recommended but imperative for modern enterprises. Join us as we journey from the traditional to the transformative!

What is Old Preventive Maintenance (OPM)?

Old Preventive Maintenance (OPM) is a time-centric approach to machinery upkeep rooted in routine and calendar-based schedules. The essence of OPM revolves around performing maintenance tasks at regular intervals, regardless of the actual wear and tear of the equipment. This method, prevalent in an era when machines were less intricate and diagnostics more straightforward, leaned heavily on visual inspections, traditional tools, and manual logs. Everything—from a simple oil change to component checks—was based on generalized checklists, ensuring uniformity across all machinery types.

However, the rigidity of OPM comes with its own set of challenges. The one-size-fits-all approach often meant wasted resources on unnecessary checks or the potential oversight of budding issues, leading to unexpected downtimes and increased costs. In the modern, dynamic industrial landscape, the inflexibility of OPM struggles to meet the needs of varied machinery operating under different conditions, emphasizing the need for a more tailored maintenance approach.

Introduction to New Preventive Maintenance (NPM)

The New Preventive Maintenance (NPM) approach is a testament to the technological advancements and the need for smarter, more efficient maintenance systems in our evolving industrial landscape. Unlike its predecessor, NPM doesn't solely rely on the ticking of the calendar. Instead, it integrates real-time data, advanced diagnostics, and predictive analytics to create maintenance schedules. This ensures that equipment receives attention precisely when needed, minimizing downtime and optimizing resource allocation. The crux of NPM lies in its adaptability, catering to the specific needs of each piece of machinery based on its operational conditions and historical data.

Driving NPM's transformative approach is the rapid evolution of technology. Advanced sensors, Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity, and sophisticated software systems collaborate to monitor equipment health continuously. These tools not only detect and report anomalies but also predict potential failures, allowing proactive measures before a major breakdown occurs. With NPM, maintenance moves from mere prevention to prediction, ensuring machinery longevity and operational efficiency.

Key Differences Between OPM and NPM

The evolution from OPM to NPM isn't merely a change in scheduling; it represents a paradigm shift in our approach to maintenance. Understanding these differences can guide industries in making informed decisions.

Comparison of Tools and Technologies Used
  • OPM: This approach relies predominantly on traditional tools and manual inspections. Techniques are often hands-on, and observations are mostly based on visual cues or rudimentary measurement devices.
  • NPM: In stark contrast, NPM integrates state-of-the-art technologies like sensors, IoT devices, and advanced diagnostic software. These tools provide real-time feedback, enabling predictive analytics and early fault detection.
Efficiency and Reliability
  • OPM: Being time-based, OPM might lead to unnecessary maintenance procedures or, conversely, miss emerging issues, leading to potential inefficiencies and reliability concerns.
  • NPM: Focusing on real-time conditions and predictive measures, NPM enhances efficiency and reliability. Maintenance is performed precisely when needed, and potential failures are addressed proactively.
Cost Implications
  • OPM: While the routine nature of OPM might seem cost-effective initially, unexpected breakdowns and over-maintenance can inflate costs over time.
  • NPM: Upfront investments in technology might be higher, but the long-term savings from reduced downtimes, optimized maintenance schedules, and prolonged equipment lifespan often justify the initial costs.
Environmental Impact and Sustainability
  • OPM: The one-size-fits-all approach can lead to wastage of resources, be it in terms of parts replaced prematurely or excess energy consumed due to machinery not operating at its best.
  • NPM: With its data-driven approach, NPM promotes sustainability by ensuring resources are used only when necessary. It also aids in reducing waste and energy consumption, favoring a more eco-friendly operational mode.
Flexibility and Adaptability
  • OPM: Its inherent design is rigid, adhering to predetermined schedules irrespective of individual equipment needs.
  • NPM: Tailored to adapt to varying operational conditions and machinery requirements, NPM offers unparalleled flexibility. As machinery evolves or operational demands shift, NPM can easily adapt, ensuring maintenance remains relevant and effective.

Benefits of Adopting NPM

The transition from traditional practices to New Preventive Maintenance (NPM) presents many advantages beyond mere machinery upkeep. Here's a deep dive into the core benefits that industries can harness by embracing NPM.

Enhanced Equipment Lifespan

By focusing on the actual needs of each piece of equipment rather than a generalized schedule, NPM ensures that machinery gets timely attention. This proactive approach addresses immediate concerns and prevents undue wear and tear, significantly prolonging the equipment's life.

Improved Operational Efficiency

NPM revolves around ensuring that machinery operates at its peak performance. By relying on real-time data and state-of-the-art diagnostic tools, it becomes easier to identify and rectify inefficiencies. Whether calibrating a machine for optimal output or making minute adjustments based on predictive insights, NPM aids in achieving consistent, high-quality outputs.

Reduced Downtime and Maintenance Costs

Unplanned breakdowns are a significant concern with traditional maintenance methods. With NPM, predictive capabilities emerge, flagging potential issues well before they escalate. This reduces unexpected downtimes and ensures that maintenance tasks are more streamlined and cost-effective, focusing on genuine needs rather than routine checks.

Predictive Capabilities and Real-Time Monitoring

One of the standout features of NPM is its ability to foresee issues. Advanced sensors and monitoring tools continuously scan machinery, analyzing patterns and trends to predict possible failures. This anticipatory approach allows industries to act before a problem occurs, turning potential crises into routine maintenance tasks.

Ease of Integration with Other Systems and Processes

Modern NPM solutions are designed to seamlessly integrate with other enterprise systems, be it ERP, SCM, or quality control mechanisms. This interconnectedness ensures maintenance processes align perfectly with broader organizational goals and workflows. Moreover, with the proliferation of IoT and Industry 4.0 initiatives, NPM has become a cornerstone, facilitating smoother data exchange and holistic operational oversight.

An Introduction to Cryotos CMMS

Cryotos CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management System) is a modern solution designed to empower industries with streamlined maintenance processes, leveraging technology to enhance efficiency, reliability, and performance. With the complexities of machinery and equipment growing and the demands of industries shifting rapidly, Cryotos emerges as a tool that bridges the gap between traditional maintenance methodologies and the dire need for automation, real-time monitoring, and data-driven decisions.

Robust Preventive Maintenance Features of Cryotos CMMS
Scheduled Maintenance
Automate and set up routine checks and maintenance tasks, ensuring timely attention to equipment based on calendar days or operational hours.
Real-time Monitoring
Through integration with sensors and IoT devices, Cryotos continuously monitors equipment health, providing instant feedback and alerts.
Predictive Analytics
Utilize historical data and current performance metrics to predict potential equipment failures or required maintenance, thereby avoiding unplanned downtimes.
Mobile Access
Access the system on the go, enabling technicians and engineers to update, monitor, and manage tasks directly from their mobile devices.
Customized Maintenance Checklists
Tailor your maintenance protocols based on the unique needs of each piece of equipment or machinery, ensuring focused and effective maintenance.
Reporting and Analytics
Harness the power of data with detailed reports, gaining insights into maintenance patterns, equipment performance, and areas of improvement.
Inventory Management
Keep track of spare parts, tools, and inventory, ensuring optimal stock levels and quick access during maintenance tasks.
Integration Capabilities
Seamlessly integrate Cryotos with other enterprise systems, facilitating a holistic maintenance and overall operations approach.
Centralized Documentation
Store manuals, protocols, and important documentation in a centralized system, providing quick access for maintenance teams.
Multi-site Management
Manage multiple sites or facilities under a single platform, fostering standardized procedures and easy cross-site monitoring.

As industries continue to evolve, tools like Cryotos CMMS become beneficial and essential, ensuring that maintenance processes are not left behind in the race toward modernization and efficiency.


The industrial landscape is constantly in flux, shaped by technology, innovation, and the pursuit of efficiency. Within this dynamic framework, the transition from Old Preventive Maintenance (OPM) to New Preventive Maintenance (NPM) isn't just a mere trend; it's a necessity. As equipment grows more sophisticated and the stakes higher, reactive and time-bound maintenance methods fall short. Embracing NPM enhances equipment longevity and positions industries to be agile, responsive, and future-ready.

As we look ahead, it's evident that the future belongs to those willing to adapt, innovate, and harness the full potential of Modern Preventive Maintenance. Platforms like Cryotos CMMS are beacons in this transformative journey, offering tools and insights that redefine maintenance. For industries eyeing long-term growth, resilience, and sustainability, now is the moment to embrace the new age of preventive maintenance. The benefits, both immediate and on the horizon, promise a competitive edge and operational excellence. Interested in a demo? Contact us today!

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Amrapali Exports - Esteemed Clients of cryotos
Anuraj Sharma - Maintenance Manager

The best thing about Cryotos CMMS software is that it always tells me when something needs to be fixed - before it breaks and cost me a fortune!

The software is very user-friendly, and even if I don't know how to do something, the support team is always there to help me out.

Most importantly, unlike other such software, Cryotos is editable and hence the user can modify how the software works as per their need, we made several changes in the workflow & flowchart with the help of development team.

I don't know what I would do without Cryotos! I've been using it for years, and it has saved me so much time and money. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to manage their assets efficiently.

Resil Chemicals - Esteemed Clients of Cryotos
Jeevan Belliappa - Head, Information Technology

Since we've been using Cryotos CMMS Software, our asset maintenance management has been running more smoothly than ever. We're able to track and optimize our preventive maintenance with ease, thanks to the customized process workflow. This has been a lifesaver for our team!

The Cryotos CMMS software has allowed us to manage our assets more effectively and efficiently. It has helped us to improve our asset utilization. The software is user-friendly and easy to navigate, and the support team is always quick to help with any questions we have. We're very happy with the results we've seen so far and we're confident that we'll continue to see improvements in our asset management as we use the Cryotos CMMS software.

Planys - Cryotos Esteemed Client
Antony Jacob Ashish - Lead, R&D

Cryotos goes above and beyond when it comes to customer satisfaction. Planys Technologies use Cryotos for preventive/ corrective maintenance of our critical systems and not once did we face a problem that was not dealt with immediately. The team is extremely professional and helpful. We can rely on Cryotos when it comes to the operations and processes.

Thanks to the whole team for the amazing performance and thought leadership. It's rare to see teams that can put themselves in the customer's shoes and think from their perspectives - Cryotos team doesthat and more.

We recommend Cryotos if you are looking to put an end to your preventive maintenance problems and sign up with them!

Thanks to the team for an awesome job.

Xpert IFM - Esteemed Clients of Cryotos
Siva Shankar - AGM, (Operations & BD)

On behalf of Xpert FMS we would like to express our sincere appreciation for the excellent support Cryotos team have provided us for our building and facility management. Cryotos has always provided support that is timely and meets our expectations. Professionalism and quick response are the hallmarks of this team.

Sincere appreciation for the team's brilliant performance and wish them continued success. We highly recommend Cryotos as they have executed well on all assigned tasks and continue to outperform.

Thanks to all the hard work, our lives have become easier.

ST Jude India Childcare Centers - Cryotos Esteemed Client
Mukesh J - CIO

We are able to raised the workorder and tracking of these till the closure as helped us to provide better services our beneficiaries. Workflow-based work order management has helped us to define processes for each locations separatley. System provide notification once order is raised for assignment to engineer.

Maspro - Esteemed Clients of Cryotos

This CMMS software is top-notch! I can't believe how much it has helped me with my facilities maintenance management. Customized reports and business intelligence have been invaluable in making better decisions.

The software offers a great deal of customization for each organization's specific needs. They are always updating the software with new features and improvements, which is great. The support team is fantastic - they are always quick to help with any questions or problems we have. This software has definitely made my life a lot easier! It's so easy to use and it's really helped me keep track of all my maintenance tasks in one place. I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a CMMS platform.

Al Zain Farms LLC - Esteemed Clients of Cryotos
Mr. Vishnu S Nair

Since we've started using Cryotos, our team has been able to stay on top of all the various SOPs. Checklists and safety procedures are now easily accessible to everyone, and we can quickly reference them whenever we need to. The software has definitely helped to improve our team's communication and efficiency. Plus, the fact that it's cloud-based means we can access it from anywhere, which is a big plus. It has been a great help in keeping everyone on the same page and up to date with the latest procedures.

Dinex - Esteemed Clients of Cryotos
B S Vijaya K. - Maintenance Engineer

At starting it felt some what difficult for scheduling but now it made to easy access.

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Korrun - Esteemed Clients of Cryotos
Nithin G. - Maintenance Incharge

What do you like best about Cryotos?
Easy to access and data collection,user friendly, the technical team and the supporting team is excellent the way they are solving the issues ontime and the continuous training given by supporting team. I would like to promote the cryotos APK to other industries to use.

What problems is Cryotos solving and how is that benefiting you?
Easily we came to know which machine is problem and what is the issue. And we got the exact data of spare parts stock. Using cryotos APK our machinery maintenance is increased and now we are getting less machines problem.

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Aptiv8 IT Solutions
Hashim - Business Project Manager

This CMMS software is top-notch! I can't believe how much it has helped me with my facilities maintenance management. Customized reports and business intelligence have been invaluable in making better decisions.

The software offers a great deal of customization for each organization's specific needs. They are always updating the software with new features and improvements, which is great. The support team is fantastic - they are always quick to help with any questions or problems we have. This software has definitely made my life a lot easier! It's so easy to use and it's really helped me keep track of all my maintenance tasks in one place. I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a CMMS platform.

Gurit - Esteemed Clients of Cryotos
Mr. Mohanmurali R

I recently purchased Cryotos CMMS Software for asset management needs at my organization and after a few months of testing and monitoring, I'm incredibly pleased with the results. The software is user friendly, accessible and the design is very intuitive. It covers all the aspects of managing maintenance and repair, starting from preventive maintenance and standardizing operation cycles, to scheduling and streamlining workflows. I am highly satisfied with the performance and the range of features offered by Cryotos. Highly recommendable!

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Metro Tyres - Esteemed Clients of Cryotos
Mr. Sanjay Beri

Before using Cryotos, asset management and maintenance seemed like an uphill task for my team. Manual processes laden with human errors did not work for us at all. We decided to go with Cryotos after checking out similar products in the market.

The user interface of the software is intuitive and easy to use, making it simple to navigate through the different features and functionalities. I particularly appreciate the ability to track all assets in real-time, allowing me to keep a close eye on their performance and maintenance needs.

Customized work order and workflow creation has reduced the needs to always follow a particular template. Depending on our needs we can create tailor made workflows to suit our requirements.

I highly recommend Cryotos to anyone who would like to unburden themselves of maintaining and managing their critical assets.

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Dinex - Esteemed Clients of Cryotos
Mr. Yuksel Aksin

As a customer of Cryotos CMMS software for asset management needs, I must say that I am thoroughly impressed with the features and functionality offered by the platform. Cryotos CMMS software has made managing my assets a breeze, and I no longer have to worry about missing maintenance or inspections.

One of the standout features of Cryotos CMMS software is the ability to generate work orders and schedule maintenance tasks. This has made it easy for me to stay on top of maintenance and repair tasks, ensuring that my assets are always in optimal condition.

The software also allows me to track inventory levels which has streamlined my inventory management process. The ability to generate reports and analyze asset performance data has also been invaluable in helping me make data-driven decisions about my assets. Overall, I would highly recommend Cryotos CMMS software to anyone looking for a reliable and efficient asset management solution.

Mr. Sathyendran R.

What do you like best about Cryotos?
I am using this application right now for my service team, very good, user friendly, have lot of customisation in workflow and service reports. the team supported for initial implementation, They have good support team. Myself fully recommended this application.

What do you dislike about Cryotos?
Noting as of now seems all good

What problems is Cryotos solving and how is that benefiting you?
Cryotos application is solving our feild service team operations.

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Mr. kandasamy S.

What do you like best about Cryotos?
Excellent application for Maintenance activity like PPM,etc
Good team for develop our process as per our requirement like process,Standards,etc
Professional & very Supportive team.
Really appreciated for language change (English to Arabic).

What do you dislike about Cryotos?
There is no negative observation till now.

What problems is Cryotos solving and how is that benefiting you?
Scheduling & PPM for Maintenance Activity.

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Mr. Yap

What do you like best about Cryotos?
template are ready to use, minimal need for IT knowledge. support team are supportive in all aspects

What problems is Cryotos solving and how is that benefiting you?
We are still in the midst of experimenting all the functions in Cryotos, for now is the ease of using asset management and as a scheduler.

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Mr. Hari K. - Ram Leathers

What do you like best about Cryotos?
Asset Management - Is Very easy for us, which make us to easily complete the tasks.

We are able to schedule the tasks and at the same time able to capture the daily readings for the machine.

Meter Reading module provides the real time data monitoring for all assets.

The very specific feature of the software is "AMC Monitoring"

What do you dislike about Cryotos?
As of now this software provides a better solution for us.

What problems is Cryotos solving and how is that benefiting you?
Asset monitoring is very helpful.

Able to track the machine availability using the MTTR & MTBF details.

MIS Dashboard - Provides the breakdown information of all our machines.

The dahboards & reports generates the accurate details our assets.

They also provide the customizable dashboard option using Metabase.

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Dinex - Esteemed Clients of Cryotos
Māris A.

What do you like best about Cryotos?
We used many maintenance CMMS and only in Cryotos is functionality to build your own workflows for work orders and scheduled maintenance. With this CMMS we not need some separate analyzing system like Power Bi, Cryotos have already built-in Metabase system where we can easily build reports and visualizations for reports.

What problems is Cryotos solving and how is that benefiting you?
CMMS help us control all machinery brekdowns and factory problem. CMMS collet all data about our historical data, its help analize deviations. With this system we build all necessary processes which we need in our factory, which are work autonomous.

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Planys - Cryotos Esteemed Client
Aravindishwar k.

What do you like best about Cryotos?
Cryptos is very easy to use and user friendly which we can easily customise to our needs and while delivering the workprocess it's very convenient to use by the end user as well.

What problems is Cryotos solving and how is that benefiting you?
Cryotos saves our time and space thus act as a great inventory of data which will be accesed from anywhere any time and it helps us to track the work we have done all along it's a best CMMS software.

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