E flexibility this too has to be built into the

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e) Flexibility. This too has to be built into the system, for resilience is a must in a job such as maintenance, where changes can be expected at or the maintenance department. f) Documentation. This should be dine with care is respect of all maintenance effort so that it can lend itself for analysis whenever required. It should be clear from the foregoing discussion that every effort of the maintenance department or section has to be subjected to strict monitoring and control, towards the achievement of its objectives. The main objectives of a properly run maintenance department is to have plant, equipment, and machinery available for productive utilization during the scheduled hours, operating to agreed standards with minimum waste and minimum total cost. The total cost is the sum of maintenance labour costs and material cost, plus cost to loss in production. Any organization, which is involved in machinery, plant; equipment and facilities, must have a clear cut maintenance policy in order to ensure its well-being. However, each individual organization, big or small, simple or complex; or using highly advanced or simple technology must choose that maintenance system which best meets its individual needs in implementing its policies. Therefore, it become necessary for the policy makers to get acquainted with various kinds of maintenance systems that need to be evaluated before a judicious choice can be made.
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134 10.3.2 Classification of Maintenance Maintenance systems can be classified under the following heads. a) Breakdown b) Routine c) Planned d) Preventive e) Predictive f) Corrective g) Design out Maintenance (DOM) h) Total Production Maintenance i) Contracted Out Maintenance. 10.3.2.1 Breakdown Maintenance Breakdown maintenance is also at times referred to as repair maintenance. But, for all practical purposes, this is not a system at all. The basic concept behind breakdown maintenance is not to do anything until and unless the machine ceases to function. Hence, no servicing is carried out exception for a little big of cleaning and lubrication, which is done by the worker himself. The only attention the machine receives is at the time of failure. In most cases in a set-up such as this, there is no maintenance man available and three are no spares kept even for immediate foreseeable needs, nor are there any maintenance manuals or handbooks kept at hand to be referred to by the personnel. On a superficial analysis, this may appear to be an economical system, because in such instances management does not takes into account how expensive this little bit of economizing can prove to be. However if it were to compute the cost of running the plant and of time lost due to breakdowns, and the cost involved in repairs, then the management would certainly opt for a genuine maintenance system geared to their needs.
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