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Why should we learn about Maintenance?

Why is maintenance is important in industries?

In this short lecture, we will emphasize on why maintenance is important in industries.

Most of the components degrade over a period and lead to failures. These failures have consequences such as inconvenience to customers, accidents and significant losses. The definition of failure changes according to the context like how each person believe as a function. Hence, failure is the termination of the ability to perform a required function. Usually, people perceive maintenance where they perform only after an accident.

During early 1950’s, they understood that it can be planned and controlled where it supports important function. During present times, it is understood that maintenance creates additional value to the process, and it is integral process of business.

Hence, the main values of maintenance are to improve economic performance of the system, improve the quality, increase safety/health and increase overall lifespan of the systems. The main purpose of maintenance is to reduce business risk. The main factors that influence the existence of the maintenance are unreliability, human errors, loss of quality, etc. These can also lead to reduce accidents.

In summary, why do we need maintenance?

  • The effective maintenance will increase safety, reduce cost and improve the sustainability.
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