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Condition Based Maintenance

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PM Element 4. Equipment Maintenance Strategy The same prioritization applied to identify A, B and C equipment for Time Based Maintenance is applied here to identify the critical equipment. Based on the factory needs it is possible to apply CBM for other equipment too. For instance, it is possible to

Chapter 6. Planned (Effective) Maintenance. Part 3

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4.4 Standardization of Maintenance Activities Since maintenance encompasses such a wide range of complex activities, from daily routine maintenance through equipment inspection and repair to corrective maintenance, good results cannot be achieved if people try to do it on their own. It is essential for each company to create

Chapter 6. Planned (Effective) Maintenance. Part 1

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1 What Is Effective Maintenance? 1.1 The Aim of Effective Maintenance The aim of Effective Maintenance is to raise the company’s productivity by lowering the total cost of its equipment over every stage from design and fabrication through to operation and maintenance (including the initial cost of the equipment

Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF)

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What is MTBF?  Mean time between failures (MTBF) is calculated as the average time between failures for repairable items.  MTBF is used as a performance indicator (PI) of the reliability of manufacturing equipment.  The concept of “Mean time Between….”  is also applicable to e.g. entire packing lines (mean time