General structure of six phases of good maintenance management
The proper operation of an industry requires appropriate strategies in maintenance management.This is ensured by the effective integration of various phases involved in management. A good maintenance management can be considered as having six phases as shown.
1 Work identification
The important steps in this system approach are
• Codification and cataloguing
• Preparation of history sheet
• Preparation of instruction and operating manual
• Preparation of maintenance manual
• Maintenance operation liaison
• Maintenance work order and permit system
• Job execution, monitoring, feedback and control
General structure of computerized maintenance management system
Computerized maintenance management system is the application of computers in planning, scheduling, monitoring and control of maintenance activities.
A computerized maintanance management system includes the following aspects:
• Development of a database
• Analysis of available past records
• Development of maintenance schedules
• Availability of maintenance material
• Feedback control system
• Project management.
Te objectives of CMMS.
6. Maintenance of existing equipments
7. Inspection and service of the equipment
8. installation or revamping of the equipment
9. Maintenance storekeeping
10. craft administration
Te advantages of CMMS.
1. Improve maintenance efficiency
2. Reduce maintenance costs
3. Reduce the equipment downtime by proper scheduling preventative maintenance.
4. provide maintenance reports in specific formats depending on the requirements.
5. Quicker access to plant maintenance statistics
Work order flow diagram