Maintenance primarily involves the testing and servicing of processes and structures to ensure that the equipment continues to deliver maximum value and efficiency throughout its expected life at the lowest cost.
- Protect asset value.
- Reduce down times.
- Reduce breakdowns.
- Increase operational performances.
- Increase resource utilization.
- Improve profit and profitability.
Maintenance items can include: inspections, cleanings, lubrications, adjustments, replacements and calibrations. Maintenance procedures may initially be suggested by the equipment manufacturer but may later be modified by the faculty based upon experience.