When equipment or a part thereof suddenly stops working, the operating costs in which environment start raising due to production losses, capacity losses and extra damage to surroundings because of explosions, fire and other disturbances to people or equipment. Today organizations implement preventive maintenance practices in view of diminishing the excessive and uncontrollable costs associated with breakdowns. Discuss and illustrate out the tradeoff between repairs (costs) and preventive maintenance.
Many companies frequently experience complexities with quality control, production levels, and schedule adherence because of their equipment not being properly maintained. Organizations are moving towards and adopting Total Productive Maintenance practices in order to maximize their maintenance effectiveness, productivity and equipment uptime. Discuss and illustrate out the eight pillars of Total productive Maintenance.
Operator Involved Maintenance (OIM) is a standard industrial approach aimed at providing operators better understanding or operations in industrial setting to prevent problems, create a safe work environment and free-up dedicated maintenance resources. Discuss and illustrate out the different types of responsibilities of operators in industrial setting.