Programmed Maintenance is a process that is performed to maintain individual components or systems in an industrial plant by adding routines and complex testing procedures. The program is designed to perform specific tasks that help decrease the frequency of maintenance for that particular plant.
Usually, the program will include procedures, written maintenance guidelines, and requirements for computer simulation, test, and validation. The manufacturer will create a business continuity plan for the plant to allow for scenarios of the factory being offline and to reduce the risk of a plant failure from happening. The program is used to improve the quality of the product and decrease the number of labour hours required for the process.
Quality may be one of the most significant issues in managing the program. The program must be tested, documented, and monitored to ensure that the maintenance procedures are carrying out the tasks required. Because the program is sophisticated, it requires advanced software for its functioning and interpretation.
The program is done by using automated data management systems. The program is made up of data on the materials and tools, inventory tools, the actual work that is going on in a plant or also referred to as a work order. It is then entered into the inventory and given to the program.
The inventory is the container of the automated data management system. The program can now use the stock to perform diagnostics on certain parts of the plant, but the real success comes from the ability to determine how to fix certain parts of the machine and to be able to identify the problem.
Because the program has been designed to run on manual input from the human operator, it allows for specific problems that are specific to certain parts of the machine to be identified before they get worse. The automatic data management systems are capable of fixing any issues automatically and efficiently and save the operator a lot of time.
The Electric Company in Melbourne can analyze all the parts of the plant to see which sections are the most efficient to change out and which require repairs. When there is a problem in one part of the plant, the programmed maintenance department can look up the data and look for issues in the data to figure out how to fix it. The Electric Company in Melbourne can diagnose problems with their automated data management systems, making it so that a part of the plant can be set before the question becomes worse.
In addition to the fact that it increases productivity, the program reduces the cost of the operation and helps prevent downtime. While it is not free, it is more than the price of running without a plan like this.