Maintenance plan is primarily the processes and structure to ensure that equipment continues to deliver maximum value throughout its expected life and at the lowest cost.
- Protect asset value;
- Reduce down times;
- Reduce breakdowns;
- Increase operational performances;
- Increase resource utilization; and
- 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 facility based upon experience.