The Case for Condition-Based Monitoring

The Case for Condition-Based Monitoring

Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 32
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-3244-6.ch002
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Maintenance is the management, implementation, and control of all activities that are meant to restore an asset to its ideal level of performance and availability with a view to meet the company objectives and competitive advantages. Maintenance has a greatest contribution to profits within an organisation. The profitable and competitive environment of today demands full productivity in industries with minimum capital investments. This involves coming up with strategies to maximise the up time and machine reliability, extending the life of both the plant and the equipment through cost-effective maintenance.
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Maintenance Before World War Two

During pre-World War II, people assumed of maintenance as an additional cost to the plant without increasing the value of finished goods. Therefore, maintenance was restricted to fixing the machine when after break down because it was the cheapest substitute. In other words, people used to manufacture and delay for the equipment to develop some failure then start maintenance. Worker could communicate with each other before changing shifts so that the incoming shift will be aware of all possible harms and dangerous areas (Napp, 2009).

Maintenance During World War Two

Engineers and engineering students who were recruited to join the military were not present for work. As a result, the United States Office of Education arranged a number of maintenance programs. These programs include the Engineering, Science and Management Defence Training (ESMDT) or Engineering, Science and Management War Training (ESMWT) and Engineering Defence Training. All university conducted all these courses with the Office of Education paying for instruction, laboratory equipment, and maintenance (Napp, 2009).

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