Unitization refers to separating equipment into physically and functionally distinct units to allow for easy
removal and replacement. This type of equipment separation will permit division of maintenance
responsibility, especially troubleshooting, among various maintenance levels. Modularization refers to
unitized equipment in which the functional units making up a module are integrated and are removed or
inserted as a unit.
a. Maximize the efficiency and accuracy of on-line replacement of system components.
b. Facilitate and minimize troubleshooting time at each level of maintenance activity.
c. Allow test, checkout, troubleshooting, and repair procedures to be unit specific and structured to aid
e. Provide easy access to malfunctioning components.
f. Allow for high degree of standardization.
g. Minimize time and cost of maintenance training.
h. Simplify new equipment design and shorten design time by using previously developed, standard
modules, where feasible, each subassembly should be able to be removed independently without removal of other subassemblies. This is particularly valuable when the various subassemblies have widely varying life expectancies.
either impractical or costs more than replacement or when other advantages of using disposable modules
outweighs their disadvantages as listed below in Table 2.1.1, Advantages and disadvantages of using
5. Degraded performance and/or reliability as a result of production efforts to keep modules economical enough to justify disposal
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