13 Preventive and Corrective Maintenance

DOI: 10.1201/9781003365204-13

13.1 Introduction

Preventive maintenance is a very important element of a maintenance activity, and within a maintenance department, it generally accounts for a quite significant proportion of the overall maintenance-related activity. Preventive maintenance is the care and servicing by maintenance personnel for keeping facilities in a satisfactory operational state by providing systematic inspection, detection, and correction of all incipient failures either prior to their development into major failures or before their occurrence [1, 2]. There are many objectives of conducting preventive maintenance, including minimizing critical equipment breakdowns, improving capital ...

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