CMMS and Preventive Maintenance (part 3)

by Christer Idhammar
Posted 8/16/2004

In the previous two articles, I discussed methods for developing a good preventive maintenance (PM) and condition monitoring program. In this column, I further comment on reasons why your PM program might not always work as well as you would like it to work.

DOCUMENTATION AND TRAINING. When you select the right PM procedure, you need to document this procedure. It is important that you decide on the format for this document, because it should be used for training of people and to improve the chosen procedure in the future. Remember that, in this case, we are talking about basic inspection methods, not predictive maintenance methods such as vibration analysis, wear particle analysis, etc. Continue reading →