It is the routine and recurring process of keeping a particular machine or asset in its normal condition that it can deliver the excepted performance or service without any loss or damage.
Principles of Maintenance Planning
Maintenance principles are followed in a system to guide the staff to work efficiently and effectively to achieve the overall objectives of the maintenance system.
i) Plant Management in Maintenance work:
The main role of the maintenance function is to provide safe and effective operation of the equipment to achieve the designed targets on time with economic usage of resources.
ii) Production and Maintenance Objectives:
The plant is driven by the production targets. The objective of these maintenance function is to support these targets.
Information based Decision Making:
The maintenance objectives are successfully achieved by the use of reliable information system.
Planning of Maintenance Function:
All the maintenance functions are to be carefully executed by a way of proper planning to ensure the effective utilization of manpower and materials.
Manpower for Maintenance:
The manpower requirements of the maintenance system must be carefully evaluated based on the time and motion study.
Determination of exact workforce required to meet the maintenance objectives of the system is difficult task due to the element of uncertainty. Hence the proper control and monitoring of workforce are needs to be ensured.
Role of spar parts:
A good maintenance management system requires appropriate tools. So the system should have good quality tools and that too available in required quantities to ensure the proper function of the maintenance works.