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Industrial Process Automation Systems by Y. Jaganmohan Reddy, B.R. Mehta

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Chapter 18

System maintenance

Abstract

Maintenance of the system is essential and key element in the overall life cycle of the process control systems. This chapter deals with different maintenance cycles, techniques, and documenting procedures. The chapter helps the reader in understanding the maintenance concepts of the systems and hence helps the users to look for the key parameters while choosing the vendor for the control systems. The good maintenance strategy of the plant helps to improve the life cycle of the systems and hence the chapter covers most of these aspects.

Keywords

Maintenance
reactive maintenance
predictive maintenance
design for maintenance

18.1. Overview

The most crucial element for system maintenance is maintenance ...

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