The principal goal of a maintenance organization is always to improve operational reliability, which means ensuring an installation continues to operate as planned during operations. To achieve this, a maintenance organization must have a clear vision and strategy with established procedures and goals. A good example of a maintenance strategy would be seeking to achieve more effective production through preventive and condition-based maintenance. It’s important that everyday work include focusing long-term on factors such as root cause analyses in corrective maintenance to raise the degree of planning over time, thereby ensuring cost effective maintenance.
A document aimed at ensuring improvement of avaliability of your machines, i.e. they work as planned during scheduled operations.
The following maintenance-related standards specify general terminology and definitions
Maintenance carried out after a fault recognition and intended to restore an object into a state in which it can perform a required function.
Combination of all technical, administrative and managerial actions, intended to ameliorate the intrinsic reliability and/or maintainability and/or saftey of an object, without changing the original function.
The combination of all technical, administrative actions, intended to change one or more functions of an object.
Examples on different maintenance organizations depending on the company size
The goal of maintenance should always be to improve operational reliability and personal safety, which in turn produces positive effects in terms of availability.
Maintenance management and planning requires a systematic approach. Information that can be gathered by a maintenance system provides invaluable support.
In order to ensure good-quality, efficient and safe preventive maintenance without unnecessary waiting time, it is very important with planning and preparation.
5S is a method to create and maintain an effective, safe and orderly workplace. It is just as easy to implement 5S in an office as in production and it is based on everyone’s participation.
Spare parts management is about, how spare parts handling must be systematized and structured to enable efficient inventory management that leads to improved availability and reduces the amount of capital expenditure.