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Maintenance and Safety

Maintenance and Safety



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Published by: kevin punzalan on Feb 19, 2009
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Maintenance andSafety
Chapter 10
Machine break down. Management must providefor this eventually in a way that maintains thereliability and minimize the risk in the productionsystem. Whenever a machine breakdown. Thesekinds of cost occur:
Machine downtime and possible lost sales
Idle direct and indirect labor 
Delays in other processes that may depend for materialsupply on the machine that is down
Increase scrap
Customer dissatisfaction from possible delays anddeliveries
The actual cost of repairing the machine.
In general the reliability of the machinescan be maintained and improved by:
Increasing the size of repair facilities and crews.
Utilizing preventive maintenance where practicalso that critical parts are replaced before they fail.
Providing for slack in the system at critical stagesso as to have parallel paths available. Thismeans the excess capacity so some machinesdown will not affect the system substantially.

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