OM0006-Unit-01-Introduction to Maintenance Management Unit-01-Introduction to Maintenance Management Structure: 1.1 Introduction Objectives 1.

2 History of Maintenance Definition of Maintenance Objectives and Functions of Maintenance 1.3 Functions of Maintenance Management Quality Aspects in Maintenance Maintenance Organisation Initial Level Repeatable Level Defined Level Managed Level Optimized Level 1.4 Improving Maturity in Maintenance Organizations Training Strategy Work Management Resources Management Supervisory Review Quality Assurance Subcontract Management

Commitment of the Maintenance Personnel. Verification of Implementation Metrics and Process Improvement 1.5 Dynamics of a Maintenance Organisation Maintenance Management Perspectives Types of Maintenance Preventive Maintenance Shut-down Maintenance Opportunistic Maintenance 1.6 Summary 1.7 Terminal Questions 1.8 Answers 1.1 Introduction Rising inflation and increased competition have brought with them the need for greater productivity, and recent years have seen more emphasis being placed on productivity improvement. Moreover, sophisticated equipment and capital intensive units and plants are being increasingly used to achieve the pre-set targets of higher production and productivity. Reliability and maintainability features are now being incorporated in the equipment designs. Although modern equipment has higher levels of reliability, it is not possible to keep this equipment in an operating condition at all times because failures do occur even in the most reliable equipment.1 It is also true that such sophisticated equipment, and units or plants, tend to have high probabilities of failure since in many cases they incorporate newer, and therefore not adequately proven, technologies and designs. They also consist of a large number of assemblies, sub-assemblies and components. Failure and malfunctioning of these items of equipment result in a loss of production. Loss of production is undesirable because it results in corresponding loss in revenue. Whenever an item of equipment is down and fails to perform its intended function, or performs in an undesirable fashion, it must be restored to a state where it performs satisfactorily. At the same time all necessary action must be taken to keep, or retain, such equipment in an operating condition and also to prevent failures. Resources, such as spare parts, manpower skills, tools, instruments and facilities, such as hangars in the case of

aircraft maintenance, are utilized for accomplishment of the restoration processes and preventive actions. Thus the requirement for productivity improvement has brought about the pressing need for a significant improvement in the management of maintenance of equipment, units and plants. Objectives: After studying this unit you shall be able · To Define Maintenance · To assess objective and functions of Maintenance · To describe Quality aspect of Maintenance · To assess key process of Maintenance Management 1.2 History of Maintenance Historically, maintenance activities have been regarded as a necessary evil by the various management functions in an organisation. Enormous costs of maintenance, estimated to be between 15 and 40 per cent of the production costs and the trend towards automation have, however, forced managers to pay more attention to maintenance. The evolution of maintenance can be traced from the days prior to World War II. The attitude of the managers then was ‘to fix the equipment when it breaks’. With fewer items of sophisticated equipment around, and hence, the cost of downtime not being high, prevention of equipment failures was not given much attention. Maintenance, in addition to fixing the broken equipment, involved simple activities like cleaning and lubrication. The period after World War II saw the introduction of the word ‘terotechnology’ which was initially defined by the committee on terotechnology as ‘…a combination of management, financial, engineering and other practices applied to physical assets in pursuit of economic life-cycle costs’. Due to rising costs and inflation, focus was on reducing downtime of equipment and hence preventive maintenance came into being as an important activity. This period also saw a number of researchers working on operations research models for preventive maintenance. Importance of planning maintenance activities also grew during this period. Overhauls of equipment were planned and scheduled. Systems for managing maintenance were also introduced. The period after 1980 has seen some of the worst accidents in industrial history. Leakage of methyl isocyanite (MIC) from a battery/cell manufacturing unit in Bhopal in India and the threat to the survival of mankind caused by the nuclear accident at Chernobyl in the erstwhile Soviet Union have only made the manufacturing industries and the like realize the importance of maintenance. The attitude of ignorance towards maintenance has increasingly been replaced by one which recognizes maintenance also as a strategic issue in the organisation. Besides high cost, the other factors which contributed to this change

manpower.include: environmental concerns. · organizing maintenance resources. The availability and utilization of these resources are of prime importance. means preserving. or tasks. or keeping. should. To live up to the new expectations demanded of maintenance activities. the principal objectives of maintenance would be: · to control the availability of the equipment. Maintenance. Performing such activities would obviously extend the useful life of the equipment. 1. .2. that are related to preserving equipment in a specified operating condition. in general. Obviously. maintenance programmes have to be developed to ensure that physical assets will continue to fulfill their intended functions at a minimum expenditure of resources. or restoring failed equipment to a normal operating condition. tools and facilities. 1. at minimum resource cost. The set of tasks or activities that constitute maintenance ranges from simple cleaning operations and lubrication to performing condition monitoring.2 Objectives and Functions of Maintenance The objective of any business organisation is to make profits. Maintenance can thus be defined as a set of activities. ageing plant and equipment. maintenance activities which do not contribute to preserving or restoring the intended functions of assets should be eliminated. including staffing/recruiting. and warranty and liability factors. therefore. · To extend the useful life of the equipment. The objective of maintenance. Modern maintenance management can be considered to be composed of the following functions: · maintenance planning. which is linked to the overall organizational objectives. Alternatively the objective should be to minimize the costs – the labour costs and the material costs as well as the loss in revenue due to loss of production. In summary. drive for cost reduction and the like. In case an item of equipment fails it needs to be restored to the same specified operating condition. neural networks and Markov chains have been used for controlling and managing maintenance activities. Techniques such as condition monitoring. The need for reliable equipment has also been realized. be to maximize the profitability of the organisation by performing activities which retain working equipment in an acceptable condition. regulatory matters. and planning and scheduling maintenance resources. safety issues.2. or return the equipment to an acceptable working condition. Performing maintenance activities requires the use of resources such as spare parts. an item of equipment in a specified operating condition.1 Definition of Maintenance Maintenance is an element of a complete production system.

Maintenance planning includes formulating and identifying ___________ policies. Maintenance is an element of a complete ___________ system. · defining processes for performing maintenance. · controlling the performance of maintenance activities. · Budgeting. 3. _____________ in addition to fixing the broken equipment. 5. The principal objectives of maintenance would be to control the availability of the equipment. . Maintenance planning includes formulating and identifying organisation-wide policies that would help achieve higher maintenance productivity such as: · Do we repair the equipment or buy a new one? · Do we perform preventive maintenance or corrective maintenance activities? · Do we employ full-time repair personnel or should we subcontract work? Self Assessment Questions 1.· directing execution of maintenance plan. The attitude of ______________ towards maintenance has increasingly been replaced by one which recognizes maintenance. at minimum ________________. 2. 4. involved simple activities like cleaning and lubrication.

1. the maintenance manager needs to organize the required resources and all these resources need to be available in the right quantity and at the right time. The maintenance manager should ensure that the equipment is restored to its normal working condition as quickly as possible. This will lead to degradation of equipment performance and can also result in its failure. If the required resources are not available. Other common tasks related to maintenance management include generating reports related to equipment. then the planned maintenance activity cannot be performed. Another important task is creation of a master maintenance schedule. Once the required resources are available.3 Functions of Maintenance Management Responsibility for formulating the maintenance policies lies with top management. In order to carry out maintenance activities as planned. The maintenance manager should track the work to completion. the maintenance activity can be initiated. In case the task does not get completed within the estimated time then corrective action would need to be taken to ensure further loss in revenue due to loss in production is minimized. work and . The top management is also responsible for negotiating and authorizing the service level agreement. Once the activity is complete. This way not only is the downtime cost kept to the minimum but also the resources are utilized effectively. a review by the manager or the maintenance supervisor would be essential to ensure and authorize that the maintenance work has been carried out properly. Any maintenance activity requires resources. This is a statement of maintenance tasks to be carried out in a specified period.

1 Quality Aspects in Maintenance Quality is not absolute but relative. The above-mentioned conditions can be satisfied only when the maintenance organisation has: · skilled and committed repair men available to carry out the required maintenance activity at the required time. · It incurs not more than the budgeted cost. An effective maintenance process must consider the relationships of all the tasks.3. 1. · In general.costs. produces the desired result. and the skill. when performed properly. the need is for a good maintenance organisation.3. · an appropriate ‘on-the-job’ training programme for the repair men to enhance their ability to work.2 Maintenance Organisation Maintenance organisation does not mean only the organisation of people in the maintenance department or their reporting structure. · A repository of maintenance processes. the tools and procedures used. An important step in addressing the maintenance management problems is to treat the maintenance task as a process that can be controlled. measured and improved. without causing · any damage to the equipment or to any of its parts. A ‘process’ can be defined as a set of tasks that. training and motivation of the people . instruments and facilities for performing the activity. · the required tools. · it is initiated on time and the equipment is returned to production at the · required time. It is more to do with the maturity of the maintenance process such that high-quality maintenance activities are performed. 1. · the required spare parts in the required quantity. A maintenance activity can be considered to be of high quality if: · it restores an item of equipment to its normal working state. It also includes activities related to collection and analysis of data related to maintenance and reporting to top management.

5. To improve the capabilities of the maintenance organisation the following steps8 must be performed consistently: 1.3. In order to improve performance.involved. organizations at this level face risks when presented with new challenges. organizations at this level need to institutionalize basic management processes. With this.4 Repeatable Level Organizations which carry out similar projects with reasonable accuracy with regard to cost and time are at this level. that is. 3. Commit resources to execute the plan.3. 2. To climb up the maturity level.*9 The CMM was defined by the software engineering institute (SEI) for software development organizations and it classifies software development organizations into five levels initial. List down required process improvement actions. managed and optimized. Tools are neither integrated with the process nor uniformly applied. 1. organizations must have dedicated personnel who take care of the development processes. without formalized procedures. 1. defined. 1. Determine if the current process is the desired process. Plan to perform the required actions.3. 4. 1. The organisation now has capabilities to face new challenges and achieve success. the organisation achieves the foundation for continuous improvement in processes. the most important ones being project management. The strength to carry out similar activities stems from the prior experience.6 Managed Level . repeatable.3. The performance of these steps calls for a process-oriented organisation and such an organisation develops over a period of time as enunciated by the capability maturity model (CMM). quality assurance and project tracking and oversight. To reach the defined level. However. cost estimates and plans.3 Initial Level The organisation operates on an ad hoc basis. Understand the status of the current maintenance process or processes. the organisation has to implement a measurement programme to obtain process feedback.5 Defined Level The organisation has a repository or a set of defined procedures for carrying out development work.

. cost estimates and plans.4 Improving Maturity in Maintenance Organizations The key process areas (KPAs) involved in enhancing the capability and maturity of a software organisation. Self Assessment Questions State whether following statement True or False 6.The organisation has a way by which performance indicators are measured objectively.3. They are: · training strategy. that is. 10. Targets are set for performance and a plan is made out to achieve the pre-set targets. The organisation operates on an ad hoc basis. 1. A few key process areas can be readily identified in this regard. · quality assurance. Quality is not absolute but relative. The objective is only to identify the key process areas that would enable maintenance organizations to enhance their capabilities and maturity. 8. The objective is not to classify the maintenance organizations also into one of these levels. the effectiveness of the process can also be determined. 7. 1. Responsibility for formulating the maintenance policies lies with shop Supervisors. To reach the highest level on the CMM.7 Optimized Level The organisation has capabilities to identify the weakest links in the development processes and eliminate/improve them. A ‘process’ can be defined as a set of tasks that. · resources management. produces the undesired result. Any maintenance activity requires resources. without formalized procedures. · work management. the organisation needs to put in place automatic data collection support tools. · supervisory review. when performed properly. Since the data collection process is full-fledged. The CMM can be adapted to enhance the capabilities of the maintenance organizations as well. Problems are identified proactively and eliminated. 9.

Holding resources in excess of requirements is wasteful while non-availability of required resources at the required time is undesirable since this result in loss of revenue due to loss in production. a welder may be re-trained to perform a pipefitter’s job. manpower. A maintenance activity should be broken down into smaller manageable tasks.4.4.3 Resources Management As mentioned earlier. 1. Most maintenance activities are performed in groups. This is referred to as the work-breakdown structure. This is the responsibility of the maintenance manager.· Subcontract management. The maintenance manager should identify the training needs of his subordinates and get them trained.4 Supervisory Review Every maintenance activity should be performed under the charge of a supervisor. The term ‘small activity’ should be defined by the quality assurance personnel because it varies from one organisation to another.4. Also the probable time to complete the tasks should be specified. scheduled and conducted. a small maintenance activity may take not less than 5 hours.4. a bull’s eye chart may be appropriate for tracking work. Each of the tasks in the work-breakdown structure should have appropriate resources assigned to it. Resource here means manpower. such as an oil refinery. For example. For small activities. for example. In some others. It therefore becomes necessary to train all the maintenance personnel on the aspects of team work. irrespective of the time it consumes. 1. The supervisor’s responsibility is to ensure that the required resources allotted for performing . An organisation may not always find suitable people for performing a job.1 Training Strategy Every maintenance organisation should have a suitable training programme for its personnel. Management of resources is therefore critical to managing the maintenance function. 1. scheduled and tracked to completion. 1.2 Work Management Any activity. For example. The required resources should be available at the right time and in the right quantity. tools. is not managed if it is not planned and tracked. maintenance activities require resources in the form of spare parts. Every maintenance activity should be planned. in one organisation an activity that takes only 15 minutes for completion is considered to be small. can be provided on safety and productivity-related issues. instruments and facilities. In such a case it is better if some of the available personnel are re-trained on some trades other than those in which they have specialized. It would not be appropriate to track every small activity in the work-breakdown structure to completion. facilities etc. usage of modern tools etc. Individual as well as organisation-wide training programmes should be planned. Training. Coordination within a group is critical to completion of the maintenance task on time. tools.

Like any other internal maintenance activity. The supervisor should also report completion of the activity to the maintenance manager so that the actual costs incurred are logged. and for analyzing them in order to come up with improved routes and work processes.7 Commitment of the Maintenance Personnel The repair men need to be committed to perform the maintenance activities. in most cases. These factors have also been borrowed from the CMM. The subcontractor manager should select a suitable subcontractor based on a balanced assessment of the capabilities of prospective subcontractors. The goals of the subcontract management should be to evaluate and select appropriate subcontractors for performing the maintenance activities. The repair men should be provided with a list of activities that need to be performed as a part of the maintenance. tools etc.8 Verification of Implementation . is expensive. 1. 1. A better option is to subcontract the work. the supervisor should inspect the equipment in order to ensure that the equipment is performing as desired. Yet another goal would be to verify the correctness of the work performed. Ability of the maintenance personnel can be enhanced by providing them with proper and relevant training. The assessment of the subcontractor can be done by inviting each to present their capabilities and verification of claims through independent references. Increasing the ability to perform. This is the work order management process. Five important factors need to be taken care of if each of the key process areas mentioned above need to be implemented in the maintenance organisation. The maintenance manager can also visit premises to inspect the capabilities and to get firsthand information. 1.5 Quality Assurance The quality assurance personnel should be responsible for identifying the optimum route for performing a maintenance activity.4. The supervisor should also guide the repair gang in performing the activity. Hiring these specialists on a full-time basis.the maintenance activity are available to the repair gang on time and in the required numbers.4.4. List of activities.6 Subcontract Management A few maintenance activities require specialists at the job. The selection of the subcontractor should be planned. subcontracted work should also be managed. This involves establishment of policies and top management sponsorship.4. They are responsible for collecting data while the maintenance activity is carried out. A few more basic areas like maintenance planning and configuration management would also need to be considered. 1. Once the activity is complete.

Measurement of maintenance activity can be in terms of percentage of work complete to date. The maintenance manager is responsible for scheduling maintenance activities. 4. the maintenance productivity and quality of the maintenance work. 15. The supervisor should also make use of this opportunity to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the individual repair men and arrange suitable training for them. Self Assessment Questions 11. 1. Ability of the __________________ can be enhanced by providing them with proper and relevant training. tools etc. 1. An activity is scheduled (as far as possible during the production windows in the case of preventive maintenance) and initiated depending on the availability of the required . 12. The quality assurance group. materials and tools. The supervisor group.9 Metrics and Process Improvement This is a continuous process.5 Dynamics of a Maintenance Organisation Coordination within the groups is one of the most important factors that determine the effectiveness of any maintenance organisation. including manpower. 13. Gathering metrics on every maintenance activity helps in estimating the time requirements and also the cost. Feedback on the maintenance activity performed should be given to the concerned repair men. The selection of the ______________should be planned.4. The key process areas (KPAs) involved in enhancing the capability and maturity of a ____________________. Four entities are important as far as the maintenance activities are concerned. Metrics and process improvement is a ___________________. Every maintenance organisation should have a suitable ___________ for its personnel. The maintenance manager. estimated time to complete the work. 2. 3. They are as follows: 1. 14. The resources.The supervisor of the repair men should verify the completion/ implementation of the maintenance activity.

The equipment is in a failed condition. Relatively more time is spent on performing this type of maintenance activity.resources. 5. 2. Since the equipment is not in an operating condition this maintenance activity results in considerable loss of production. this is called corrective maintenance. As the maintenance activity is carried out. This is called the ‘production window’. The equipment is taken out of production for a scheduled maintenance activity. The equipment is not wanted for production and is available for maintenance. The maintenance manager tracks the activity to completion while the supervisor inspects and ensures the activity is carried out properly. 3. Due to shortage of resources the maintenance activity is pending. The equipment is in a failed condition. 1. This activity involves simple inspection of replaceable parts. They have divided corrective maintenance into two perspectives – ‘reactive’ and ‘reactive/proactive’ –and have defined preventive maintenance as a ‘proactive’ perspective. Since the equipment is being taken out of production this maintenance activity results in loss of production. this is called preventive maintenance. 4. Prevent it from breaking down as in cases (1). 2. Since the equipment is in use there is no loss in production while performing this maintenance activity. At any time. The equipment is running and is producing the desired output. Ettkin and Jahnig have described the work life cycle for the reactive and proactive perspectives. This maintenance activity also does not incur any loss in production. The quality assurance group determines the process of performing the maintenance activity in an optimized manner.5.1 Maintenance Management Perspectives Kelly has described the dynamics of a production maintenance system considering a large process plant. an item of equipment or some part of it can be in one of the five following states: 1. It can be seen from the above that there are two perspectives of maintenance management: 1. Fix it when it breaks as in cases (4) and (5). Maintenance is carried out while the equipment is running. (2) and (3). the quality assurance group collects data on the process and analyses them with a view to improving the process. The key distinction among the three perspectives relates to the time interval between the recognition of the need to perform a maintenance activity and the time at which the . Maintenance is being carried out to restore the equipment to an operable condition.

corrective and other maintenance practices followed in organizations. v Evaluation of the performance. 1.5. In the case of the ‘reactive’ perspective.3 Preventive Maintenance Preventive maintenance is a proactive activity. results in loss of revenue. This approach to maintenance becomes essential for any equipment where there are serious dangers to life should a failure occur. The cost of unavailability. All the maintenance activities. in turn. materials and tools.activity is actually performed. The total maintenance cost is the sum of direct maintenance costs. If personnel who operate and maintain the nuclear power plant of the submarine make serious mistakes. make changes and prevent failures. for example. As the level of performing maintenance activity increases. This is an approach developed to reduce the likelihood of the failure of critical equipment to the minimum possible. Just as there is a trade-off between inventory holding costs and the reordering costs. regardless of the maintenance perspectives. The cost of utilization of these resources is a direct maintenance cost. When an item of equipment is down it results in loss of production which. v performing the maintenance task. is proportional to the loss in revenue. material costs and direct overheads. the ship and its entire crew are in mortal danger. which are primarily due to loss of production. The following section describes the preventive. and indirect maintenance costs. The intention is to detect potential failures early. The level of maintenance activity to be performed is obviously the one where the total cost is minimal. consisting of labour costs. The preventive actions under such a situation would be to: .2 Types of Maintenance The return of investment on an item of equipment can be maximized by maximizing its availability. involve the following steps: v planning the maintenance task. in the case of nuclear submarines. Performing a maintenance activity requires usage of resources such as manpower. The only difference is that of the time interval. there is a trade-off between the maintenance costs and their benefits. the time interval between the recognition and performance is very small as compared to the ‘proactive’ perspective. v scheduling the maintenance task. the direct costs increase. 1. There is rarely any organisation where only one type of maintenance is used. Also the indirect costs resulting due to failure decrease.5. which is an indirect cost. Availability of an item of equipment can be defined as the ratio of uptime to the sum of uptime and downtime. Most situations warrant a considerable mixture of maintenance types.

where the cost due to loss in production is very high. the level of distilled water in the battery of an automobile is checked after every 1000 kilometers and the brush ploughs of a grinding mill should be replaced after every 500 hours of running. adjustment and similar activities. · Audit the personnel so that they demonstrate satisfactory performance to their job standards. Planned · activities are carried out and the main functions are: · inspection of critical parts of the equipment. These objectives give rise to the following methods of performing preventive · maintenance activities: · fixed-time maintenance. such as car assembly. This approach to maintenance is also important in highly automated plants. · Condition-based maintenance. This type of maintenance activity is applicable only for those items which exhibit a time-dependent failure . hours etc. or after generation of a fixed cumulative output. These activities can prevent serious errors from occurring. · Inspect each ship and each operation to ensure that every procedure and method is properly understood and executed. For example. · Report deviations to the admiral-in-charge. Fixed-time maintenance is that activity which involves inspection of critical parts of the equipment after a fixed time interval. Primary objectives of this approach to maintenance are to: · Increase the life of critical equipment by preventing failures. power plants etc. · Detect the onset of a failure. Analyze even the most trivial errors to determine what went wrong.. · Replacement of worn-out parts. The fixed time should not be based on the calendar units but should be based on a fixed number of running units such as kilometers. and replacement of those which are worn out.· Train all the personnel in their own jobs. and the commanding officer must promptly report on the corrective actions. · servicing. which includes lubrication.

ultrasonic waves and thermographs also help monitor the condition of the equipment. or how the failure can be prevented is not yet known. With this kind of maintenance policy. These methods.mechanism. generally occurring in the form of breakdown maintenance. as mentioned earlier. There is a cost due to loss in production. The costs involved in condition monitoring may vary widely. This method of condition-based maintenance is inexpensive. Complex situations require sensors and other high-tech tools to monitor the vibrations. Corrective Maintenance Corrective maintenance. the maintenance-related costs are usually high for the following reasons: The time required is usually much higher than other maintenance types because the cause of failure has to be identified. the time required to perform this activity is . Along with inspection. and then the parts have to be repaired or replaced. It is possible to identify a value of that parameter when action may be taken before full failure occurs. are expensive. A simple case of condition-based maintenance is the visual examination of the brake pads of an automobile. This approach is designed to detect the onset of a failure. This type of maintenance is called running maintenance. shock pulses etc. if repair is not economical. such as the setting of warning limits for the Solidification of the lubricant. In some situations it is possible to carry out some preventive maintenance activities while the equipment or plant is running. analysis of acoustic emissions. Damage is caused to other equipment as a consequence of failure. This is a proactive-reactive approach to maintenance and results in the following tasks: repair of failed parts of the equipment. checking for leaks in fuel-carrying pipes. Detailed analysis helps in detecting an impending failure. Techniques such as oil analysis. on the other hand. replacement of failed parts with new ones. correlating to the onset of failure has been identified. Since condition monitoring gives sufficient warning of an impending failure it becomes easy for the maintenance manager to plan a corrective activity at a later time. For example. corrective maintenance is predominant. which can be measured either visually or by other means. Although. A parameter. The obvious advantage of carrying out running maintenance is that there is no loss in production. Condition-based maintenance is also known as predictive maintenance. It is an appropriate option for preventive maintenance when the following conditions apply: Prevention of failure is not technically feasible. the solidification of the lubricant is an indicator of the machine’s wearing condition. In organizations where there are very few production windows. which the case is when the event leading to failure occurs in a predominantly random manner. the maintenance personnel can also collect data which can be used as inputs by other methods of condition-based maintenance procedures. cracks in the structure of a building etc. Corrective maintenance activities are also performed when condition monitoring indicates onset of a failure. eddy currents. Running maintenance is normally carried out in situations where there is no threat to the life of the maintenance personnel. is a reactive activity and is performed when an item of equipment is not in an operating condition or is operating at a level below its rated capacity.

Whatever be the choice of the maintenance policy. it should be closely associated or integrated with the resources management function. an emergency maintenance is carried out. are carried out after the equipment or plant is shut down. 18. 20. 1. The maintenance work that is carried out is not directed at the primary cause of failure of the equipment or shut-down. 17. The types of maintenance discussed in this section will help top management decide on questions like: should we carry out preventive actions? Or should we fix the equipment when it breaks? As mentioned earlier. . The cost of utilization of the resources is a indirect maintenance cost.5. the maintenance department personnel attempt to detect the cause of the failure. 19. The work is deferred to a later date if the priority is low or the equipment is not so critical. corrective maintenance work is scheduled and carried out. Five entities are important as far as the maintenance activities are concerned. This approach to maintenance is called opportunistic maintenance. While we know that prevention is better than cure. The cause is usually recorded for future analysis and corrective actions are prescribed. criticality of the equipment and the priority.4 Shut-down Maintenance Shut-down maintenance can either be a preventive activity or a corrective activity.5. most situations in organizations warrant a mixture of maintenance types. Self Assessment Questions State whether the following statement True or False 16. When a maintenance activity is carried out on an item of equipment there exists some opportunity to inspect. Once an item of equipment fails. The maintenance manager is responsible for scheduling maintenance activities. we also realize that failures are unavoidable. If the priority is high or alternatively if the equipment is critical. repair and replace certain other parts of the equipment. as well as major repairs and overhauls. The next chapter describes a few resources management techniques. Shut-down maintenance can either be a preventive activity or a corrective activity. Depending on the availability of resources. Minor repairs which cannot be performed while the equipment is running. 1.much higher than the preventive actions require. this can be reduced considerably if the organisation has all the maintenance procedures and systems in place.5 Opportunistic Maintenance The maintenance work that is carried out is not directed at the primary cause of failure of the equipment or shut-down. Trained maintenance personnel also have a role to play in reducing the maintenance time.

5. False 7. Production 4. Discuss Dynamics of a Maintenance Organisation. 2. Organisation-wide 6. 4. Ignorance 3. maintenance of plant and machinery was a thankless job and the maintenance function was considered a necessary evil. This transformation has taken place in about 40 years and has brought about automation and increasing sophistication of plant and equipment. Write a note on History of Maintenance. True .7 Terminal Questions 1. and integrated iron and steel works.8 Answers Self Assessment Questions 1. Plant and equipment availability is of paramount importance and effective management of the maintenance function goes a long way in ensuring the attainment of the objective of maximization of availability 1.6 Summary Until recently. Resource Cost 5. it has now come to be accepted as an important function – one of strategic importance – particularly in the capital-intensive continuous-process industries such as power plants. What are the steps involved in Maintenance Organisation. True 8. and has been hastened by the fact that the loss of one hour of production is much more expensive today than it ever was before. Maintenance 2. 3.1. Explain Objectives and Functions of Maintenance. From this state. What are the features of Preventive Maintenance? 1. chemical and fertilizer plants. nuclear power generating stations.

1.2 3.Page 11 – Part 1. False 10. Software organisation 12.2 4.2.3 Copyright © 2011 SMU Powered by Sikkim Manipal University . Continuous Process 16. Training programme 13. Page 6 – Part 1. False Terminal Questions 1. Page 3 – Part 1. . Maintenance Personnel 14. True 18.4 5. False 19.1 2. Subcontractor 15. True 11.4. Page 2 – Part 1. Page 10 – Part 1. True 20. False 17.9.

7 Terminal Questions .3 Spare Parts Statistical Inventory Theory Models Inventory Costs How Much to Order? When to Order? Selective Inventory Control Procedures Manufacturing Resource Planning The Bill of Materials Master production Schedule Inventory Status File Requirements Pegging Rescheduling Process 2.5 Effect of Maintenance types on Resources 2.6 Summary 2.1 Introduction Objectives 2.OM0006-Unit-02-Business Maintenance Unit-02-Business Maintenance Structure: 2.2 Man Power 2.4 Tools and Facilities 2.

However. An important issue in manpower is that of determining the optimal number of skilled repair workers. plumbers etc. The usage of the models. The procedures used are similar to those used for determining the optimal number of repair gangs required for carrying out maintenance activities.1 Introduction For performing any maintenance activity resources are required. The disadvantage of assigning a maintenance job to a repair gang or crew is that the manpower utilization within the gang is not effective. One solution to this problem would be to schedule individual workers rather than repair gangs. In this study the characteristics of the maintenance resources are discussed.2 Man Power Almost all the maintenance activities require skilled personnel and most of the activities require more than one skill such as welding. can be used to determine the optimal number of welders.8 Answers 2. can be used to determine the optimal number of welders. An important issue in manpower is that of determining the optimal number of skilled repair workers. which utilize the theory of minimizing the total cost of unavailability and labor. simulation techniques and queuing models have been used for determining the optimal number of repair gangs required to be deployed in a system. Objectives: After studying this unit you shall be able · To explain the characteristics of the maintenance resources · To define techniques used for managing the maintenance resources · To assess comparison of the available resources management techniques 2. Queuing models and simulation have been used also for determining the optimal number of tools and facilities such that the maintenance costs are minimized. Queuing models.2. Techniques used for managing the maintenance resources are also discussed. manpower. requires some knowledge of the rate of failure (called arrival rate) and the repair distribution. Basker. fitting. not all skills are required for the same amount of time. Queuing models. rigging etc. a maintenance job may require the services of a welder for just about an hour whereas the same job may require a fitter for more than four hours. tools and facilities. For example. A Maintenance job is usually performed by a repair gang or repair crew consisting of an optimal mix of skilled workers. Important among these are maintenance materials (spare parts). however. Historically. Manan . which utilize the theory of minimizing the total cost of unavailability and labor. plumbers etc.

Barnett and Blundell have used the Monte Carlo simulation technique to optimize the number of repair gangs and the size of the repair gangs given that the maintenance jobs generate demand for repair workers from three different trades’ mechanics.1 Statistical Inventory Theory Models 2.1. stock-out and ordering costs. In addition to the holding and stock-out costs. Using the statistical inventory theory models. The objective of spare parts management is therefore to minimize the total of inventory holding. and the number of repair gangs required such that the total costs (sum of labor cost and downtime cost) are minimized. two basic questions need to be answered: · How Much to Order? · When to Order? . The objective is to determine the number of repair workers needed to constitute a repair gang.3 Spare Parts The spare parts (maintenance material) problems have been traditionally approached in three ways: 1. Using the material requirements planning/manufacturing resources planning (MRP/ MRP-II) technique. 2. Using selective control procedures along with some heuristics. not having the required spare part results in a stock-out cost. on the other hand. 2. By holding spare parts in the inventory the funds of the organization are tied up which could have otherwise been invested in other activities.1 Inventory Costs Every organization keeps spare parts so that defective and worn-out parts of equipment can be replaced.and Husband have used the Monte Carlo simulation technique to determine the optimal number of repair workers required to perform the maintenance activities in a shop comprising a finite number of identical machines.3. 3. Maintaining the spare parts in a store also incurs some cost. In general.3. Newman and Brammer and Malmborg have utilized a material requirements planning/bill of materials approach to manage the manpower resources. electricians and pipe-fitters. there is also a cost of ordering a re-supply of spare parts. 2.

The service level is defined as the probability of not having a stock-out situation. then the number of orders to be placed is given by The ordering cost is. is 1000.00 The rate of interest is 20 per cent annually Then the optimum order quantity. obtained by utilizing the above equation for Q. . The maintenance manager must make sufficient provisions to take care of demand during the lead-time because the cost of stock-out is undesirable in any situation.00 The unit price of the item is Rs. Then the holding cost is given by where p is the unit price of the item and r is the annual stockholding rate related to the stock value.2. the demand for spare parts resulting from the need to perform maintenance activities needs to be satisfied. Mathematical models are however available to determine the timing of placing an order taking into consideration the characteristics of the demand during the lead-time as well as the lead-time itself. therefore. These models help determine what has been traditionally known as the optimum order quantity. The total inventory cost TIC = the holding cost + ordering cost. This provision normally takes the form of safety stock which is determined based on the service level. Thus. we have If The annual demand D for an item is 8000 units The cost of placing an order is Rs.2 How Much to Order? Several models have been developed based on the principle of minimizing the total inventory costs. 8. Let Q be the ordering quantity. where c is the cost per order. Thus The minimum of TIC can be obtained by differentiating the above equation with respect to Q and equating the resulting derivative to 0. 100. If the annual demand for an item is D. The complexity of the problem lies in the fact that neither the demand nor the lead-time is constant.3.1.3. 2. this is referred to as the lead-time.1. The following is an illustration of a basic inventory model which takes into account the holding and the ordering costs.3 When to Order? An order placed with a vendor for re-supply of spare parts takes some time to get filled. During this period.

the safety stock and the minimum and maximum inventory levels require to be determined for each of the items in the stores. Several procedures for classifying items into homogeneous groups are available.3. The re-order quantity. Ramani and Krishnan Kutty have utilized an ABC×VED classification technique where not only the annual value of usage of the part is taken into account but also the criticality of the part is given importance. The following paragraphs describe some of the applications involving a combination of selective inventory control procedures. 4) _______________ and queuing models have been used for determining the optimal number of repair gangs. difficult and easy to procure Procurement lead-times . a few of which have been listed. Instead effort was concentrated on a few expensive and fast-moving items. paying equal attention to all the inventory items was not feasible. 2.1 Most applications found in the literature make use of a combination of selective inventory control procedures because classification or categorization of items based on just one criterion is inadequate for managing the maintenance materials. slow and non-moving Usage rate of the parts High. During the days when computers were not available. low Unit price of the parts Scarce.Self Assessment Question 1) Maintenance job is usually performed by a _____________or repair crew consisting of an optimal mix. irrespective of its criticality. medium.2 Selective Inventory Control Procedures The statistical inventory control techniques require that each item. 2) Several models have been developed based on the principle of minimizing the total _____________. This is the principle of the selective inventory control procedures. be given equal importance. essential and desirable Criticality of the parts Fast. Technique Description ABC Pareto rule VED FSN HML SDE Table 2. By this method the spare parts are classified into nine Basics Of Formulation Annual usage value of the parts Vital. 3) Every organization keeps spare parts so that defective and ___________ of equipment can be replaced. Items were categorized into homogeneous groups based on their characteristics.

the multi-unit spare inventory control. and Ni is the standard deviation of the downtime cost (E denotes expectation). Saha and Mohanty have developed a spare parts stocking policy with an objective of minimizing the downtime of critical equipment. Duchessi. There are several ways by which the criticality of a part can be defined. a part may be called critical if the loss of production caused by non-availability of the part is very high. fi is the number of failures per unit time involving the part i. A three dimensional classification technique has been used for the purpose. the stocking policy for a spare part in the V/S/F category is 2. It is the time required to replace or repair the part. The second dimension makes use of the criticality aspect of the spare part and is based on the revenue lost due to loss in production (Mi) which is given by where pi is the downtime cost per unit time per failure involving the concerned part.6m where m is the maximum quantity of parts requested at any time. For example. A reorder point-order quantity technique is used in conjunction with this method for replenishment of parts. The two categories formed on the basis of sales value are high sales value and low sales value. The first dimension. makes use of a combination of ABC. which categorizes the spare parts into groups based on their criticality. A part may be classified as a critical part if the consequence of running out of stock is severe. . which makes use of the ABC classification criteria. Tayi and Levy have utilized a two-dimensional classification method. statistical inventory control models or heuristics are utilized to determine the ordering parameters such as the order point and the order quantity. The second dimension uses an SDE classification. These eight categories have been formed by taking only two categories in each of the three dimensions. it should be noted that most of the classification criteria are subjective. which is based on the procurement leadtime while the third dimension makes use of the FSN classification (usage rate).categories. a range of service level is specified. takes into account the annual usage value Bi of the part i and is given by where Ci is the price of the part and Di is the total annual demand.2. in the categories formed on the basis of lead-times are long lead-time and short lead-time. The first dimension utilizes a VED classification methodology. VED and the SDE classification procedures which results in eight categories of items as shown in table 2. In other words. For instance. MUSIC-3D. while the categories formed on the basis of criticality of the parts are critical and non-critical. The stocking policies for each of the 27 categories are determined using heuristics. Moreover. If a substitute part is readily available then the part may be less critical. Although the selective control procedures make the managing of the multiple inventory items easier. For each of the nine categories.

in turn. the petrol engine is an end-item. The bill of materials indicates that the engine consist of three subassemblies – the piston assembly. MRP-II possesses two basic characteristics which go beyond the closed-loop material requirements planning (MRP). This section provides a brief overview of the closed-loop technique. As seen in the figure. a bill of materials file.3 Manufacturing Resources Planning The manufacturing resources planning (MRP-II) technique has been used widely for managing production resources.Table 2. It consists of a master production schedule. defines the constituents of an end-item. It is also a system simulator. The components can either be manufactured in the shop or can be boughtout items. As mentioned earlier in this section.1 shows the components of MRP.3. some applications involving management of maintenance inventories are also discussed. any manufacturing organization would want to have the following questions answered: · How much to order? · When to order? Both these questions are also answered by the MRP technique. Later in this section. the piston rings and the bearings. Figure 2. a logic processor and a capacity planning subsystem. The immediate . The components in the diagram have been described briefly. the crankshaft assembly and the cylinder assembly. or derived from the demand of another inventory item. An end-item is an item at the highest level of hierarchy in the bill of materials.3. The demand for an inventory item is termed dependent when it is directly related to. The central idea of MRP is to time production/acquisition of batches of parts/components so that they are available as they are required in assemblies. It is an operations as well as a financial system. semi-finished or finished form. in general. All other constituents of the petrol engine are referred to as items. In addition to this. The technique is based on the principle of dependent demand. The bill of materials. in a raw. The piston assembly.1 The Bill of Materials The bill of materials defines how one or more items are brought together to make up another item. 2.2 shows the bill of materials for a petrol engine.2 2. Figure 2. an inventory status file. is made up of the piston. the application of MRP is also very simple.3. It can also be considered to be an assembly definition.

1 .2 two bearings (indicated in parenthesis) go into the making of a piston assembly. The piston. for example. Figure 2. The bill of materials also carries with it some other information such as whether the part is bought out or is manufactured within the organization.predecessor of an item is called the parent item. As seen from Figure 2. is an item whose parent is the piston assembly. The MRP technique uses the bill of materials for computing the requirements through a process called explosion or desegregation. the bill of materials also indicates the quantity of an item that goes into making a parent item. In addition to defining the relationship between items.

The quantity of all the items to be produced in a given period must equal the quantity budgeted in the production plan as shown in Table 2.Figure 2. The master production schedule is constrained by the production plan. This includes raw materials. Since the demand for carbide tools is all through the year.3.3. As shown in Table 2.3. level codes are assigned such that identical items used in different end-items are maintained at the same level. 2. In order to make the computation of the requirements easy. this can be broken down into 12 production months. which is a budget set by the management. Also.2 Master production Schedule A master production schedule is a statement of production of end-items for a given planning horizon. This is further broken down into a schedule for specific variants of carbide tools such as SPAN 50. The total weight of the variants scheduled for production during the month when totaled equals the budgeted weight as shown in Table 2. There may be a case where an item is used in two different end items.5 tones of tools need to be produced every month on average. . It states what end-items need to be produced and how many needs to be produced in a month or week.3.2 Every item in the bill of materials is given a number or code such that no two parts have the same number. the top management has budgeted 6 tones of carbide tools to be produced during the year. The master production schedule indicates the quantity of items to be produced in a given period.3. it may so happen that the items are used at two different levels. The requirement at one level is computed first before proceeding to the next level. semi-finished and finished parts. TPAN 75 and CPAN 75 that need to be produced. This would mean that 0. The priorities for the production of items specified in the master production schedule are set by the sales plan.

1 0.3 0.1 0.5 0.5 0.1 0.1 2. · Quantity on order.5 0.1 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.3 Inventory Status File The inventory status file contains up-to-date information about all the materials stocked in the stores. The file is kept up to date by posting the transactions which take place as a result of a receipt or issue of parts into and out of the stores.3 0.3 0.2 0. In general.1 0.2 0.1 0.3 0.4 0.5 0.3.1 0.2 TPAN 50 0.3 0.1 Table 2.5 0.1 0. 2.3 0.3 0.2 CPAN 50 0.1 0. the batch sizing policy.1 0.1 0.Item code Jan Production Plan Carbide 0.0 0. the inventory status file maintains the following data for every item: · Quantity on-hand.5 0.1 0.3.3 Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec 0.2 0.3.5 0.5 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0. the scrap allowances etc. the safety stock.4 Requirements Pegging .3.5 0. In addition to the stock data. the inventory status file also contains the planning factors such as the procurement or manufacturing lead-times.1 0.5 0.5 Tools Master Schedule SPAN 50 0.5 0.

Explosion is a process concerned with generating gross requirements.5 Rescheduling Process Scheduled receipts are orders which have already been released to the shop floor or to the vendors. Self Assessment Questions State whether following statement True or False. A master production schedule is a statement of production of end-items for a given planning horizon. irrespective of its criticality. 2. The bill of materials defines how one or more items are brought together to make up another item. The scheduled receipts are taken into account while computing the net requirements. not be given equal importance. in the case of a proactive perspective the maintenance activity is planned and the timing is also determined well in advance. The procedures used are similar to those used for determining the optimal number of repair gangs required for carrying out maintenance activities. 2. 6. This uncertainty may result in rescheduling of the receipts. it becomes necessary to trace the demand for an item to its source and this process is referred to as pegging. 2. 7. 9. This is a deterministic situation. In some cases. Scheduled receipts are orders which have already been released to the shop floor or to the vendors. The statistical inventory control techniques require that each item.5 Effect of Maintenance Types on Resources As mentioned earlier. The inventory status file will not contain up-to-date information about all the materials stocked in the stores.3. For audit purposes. 8. . 5.3. materials on order may be received earlier than the due date while in some others the scheduled receipt may not be expected to be in the stock on time.4 Tools and Facilities Queuing models and simulation have been used also for determining the optimal number of tools and facilities such that the maintenance costs are minimized. The manpower requirement is also known precisely. Activities such as fixed-time maintenance enable managers to determine the exact number of parts required.

In some cases cannibalization is also practiced. Managers in some organizations carry out cannibalization as a last resort in order to meet the production requirements. this happens to be an undesirable situation and should be avoided. and the various models and techniques which are commonly used. As per the definition of maintenance. the maintenance activity is neither planned nor scheduled in advance. This perspective has been created by initially discussing the various types of maintenance resources and their characteristics. condition-based. This approach to maintenance is called cannibalization. Statistical inventory theory models and techniques for selective control have been discussed in detail. namely. If the equipment is critical. Consider a situation where two identical items of equipment have failed due to different failure modes. have been used by industries for spare parts planning. 2. Cannibalization. If a failure occurs and the required resources are not available to restore the equipment to a working state the equipment is kept waiting in the repair queue. · Build-up spare part inventories and tools. In order to reduce the impact of failures on the profitability of the organization the following techniques are usually adopted: · Increase the number of maintenance personnel. The basic purpose of this study is to provide the necessary background and present in a proper perspective the need of the development of an MRP based technique for the management of maintenance resources. and corrective maintenance activities (and not just one of them). The technique should be able to take into account preventive. Since failures occur randomly it becomes difficult to predict the resource requirements. cannibalization can lead to severe control problems at a later time. if not both. If the required maintenance materials are not available in the stores then one option available is to replace the failed parts of one with the working parts of the other failed item of equipment.In the case of a reactive perspective. · Use standby equipment. explaining the commonly used methods and discussing the work done by researchers working in the area of spare parts management. Selective control procedures.6 Summary The problem of management of maintenance resources has been discussed. and if manpower is a constraint. such as the use of ABC and VED classifications. however. statistical inventory theory models and selective control approaches for multi-item inventories for spare parts planning and queuing theory and simulation for manpower planning. does not reduce the number of inoperable parts. then the immediate requirement would be to restore at least one of the items of equipment to a working state. There are some .

based on just one criterion is adequate.8 Answers Self Assessment Questions 1. give rise to a large number of classes of spares with each class having its own planning and control parameters.fundamental problems encountered in the use of selective control techniques for spare parts management and these are as follows: Such classification is always rather subjective and this is more so in the case of spare parts. Explain Master production Schedule. 2. ABC and FNS are more appropriate for standard spares such as pulleys. Simulation techniques . For spare parts. such as the re-order point and order quantity. In these cases as well. classification. 2. whereas VED and SDE may be more appropriate for special spare parts (ones which are used on particular equipment). Worn-out parts 4. Define Statistical Inventory Theory Models. 2. Inventory costs 3. sprockets and bearings. and these models have their own shortcomings. Such classification schemes. are utilized to determine the ordering parameters. 4. belts.7 Terminal Questions 1. For the above reasons. Summarize Bill of Materials. ABC×FSN. in turn. VED×SDE×FSN and ABC× VED×SDE. Explain Man Power. 5. Repair gang 2. For example. researchers have suggested the use of multidimensional classifications. 3. Classifying spare parts into homogeneous groups using a classification scheme is difficult since different types of spare parts require different classification schemes. statistical inventory control models. Briefly summarize effect of maintenance types on resources. or categorization. or heuristics. such as ABC×VED. chains.

. Refer 2. Refer 2. Refer 2.Refer 2. True 9.4 Copyright © 2011 SMU Powered by Sikkim Manipal University .3.1 5.2.5. Refer 2.1 2. False 7.2. False 8.1 3.3.2 4.2. True 6. True Terminal Questions 1.

waste management. Maintenance.1 Introduction Our goal is to establish excellence in Work Management. To fully understand the breadth of Work Management it is important to understand what Work Management is. The Work Management process requires the full support of the entire organization (e. Scope of work includes maintenance. planned. production.2 Functional Requirements Equipment Maintenance Function Work Order Management Function Inventory Management Function Vendor Management Function Subcontractor Management Function General Information Systems Specifications 3.OM0006-Unit-03-Work Management & Identification Unit-03-Work Management & Identification Structure: 3.. .). and R&D activities. selected. Planning & Scheduling. projects. Work Management – A deliberate process in which a scope of work is identified.4 Summary 3.5 Terminal Questions 3.6 Answers 3. etc. Engineering. executed. closed and critiqued. scheduled.3 Work Management Process 3. Operations.1 Introduction Objectives 3.g.

Inventory management subsystem. Subcontractor management subsystem. 4. Requirements can be gathered by interviewing the prospective users or circulating questionnaires.2 Functional Requirements Before designing the information system. 6. 3. 2. 4.2. Vendor management subsystem. Update data when a failure or preventive maintenance activity is initiated and completed. 3. Track overall maintenance function performance. Equipment maintenance function. 5. 2.1 Equipment Maintenance Function The equipment maintenance function needs to perform the following: 1. Plan maintenance work – ensure materials. The functional requirements of the information system should be gathered first. hiring of subcontractors and arranging facilities. should have the following functions. Work order management subsystem. Schedule preventive maintenance work. manpower and tools would be available. · Optimally utilize maintenance resources. · Report on the performance of the overall maintenance system using standard indicators. 1. 3. A maintenance management information system. · Plan procurement of resources. 3. at the least. Store maintenance data including failure and repair data. 5. Predict failures to a chosen level of confidence. .Objectives: A maintenance management information system must help you to · Schedule the Maintenance activities. the scope of the system should be clear.

Generate work orders for preventive and corrective actions. 6. 4. Track utilization of manpower. 9. Schedule work visually. 7.4 Vendor management function The vendor management function needs to perform the following: . 2. 4.3 Inventory management function The inventory management function has to do the following: 1. 3. Track maintenance costs. Create maintenance requests. tools and facilities. Convert critical maintenance requests into work orders. 2. 8. Plan capacity. Store and maintain inventory data including skills and tools. 3. tools and facilities. 3.2. Alert the maintenance manager to place orders for materials as planned and in the required quantity. 3. 7. 6. Print reports as desired by the maintenance manager and top management.7. Produce reports as desired by the maintenance manager and top management. materials and tools.2 Work order management subsystem The work order management function is required to perform the following: 1. List pending work. 5.2. Produce reports as desired by the maintenance manager and top management. Schedule release of planned orders (materials).2. Track status of work in progress. 5. 3. Track status of manpower. Update materials inventory data as and when an issue or receipt of materials occurs. covering manpower.

Validate data entry. Organize skills provided by subcontractors.1. In order for a system to be efficient. 3. 6. . 3) The equipment maintenance function needs Schedule preventive maintenance work. 3. Self Assessment Questions State whether the statement is true or false. 3. Make on-line data entry. Print related reports.2. Track quality of subcontracted work. Track cost. 3. 2) The work order management function is required to perform Plan capacity.5 Subcontractor management function The subcontractor management function must: 1. Maintain vendor information. 2. 2.2. 4. each level of management needs to have access to the required information and should be able to extract the data which is needed. Track progress of subcontracted work. Cater for three levels of users’ administration. 2. 3. top management and middle management. Produce reports as desired by maintenance manager.6 General Information Systems Specifications The general information systems specifications need to perform the following: 1. 5. Maintain data related to subcontracts. Devise metrics for evaluation of vendors. 1) The subcontractor management function must not maintain data related to subcontracts.

other programs may be developed by the contractor in furtherance of contract execution. The statement of work. scheduling and performance of the work that has been accomplished.4) General information systems specifications will not validate data entry. On a day-to-day basis. The statement of work in the contract provides a description of the mission-related work that DOE expects to be performed. safety and protecting the environment. · Execute the work.3 Work Management Process These steps to be followed in work management process are: · Identify the work that needs to be performed. · Schedule the work for performance. requirements stated in the contract and the annual budget process form the top-level means of identifying the work that will be performed. · Close the work item after completion. 5) The vendor management function needs maintain vendor information. 3. A number of these programs are mandatory. Contractors develop management programs to execute much of the work of contracts. Identify Work Concept This element describes the processes and tools put in place that determines the work that a contractor performs. they would entail routines used to monitor attributes important to mission execution. and · Critique the planning. At the top-level these processes and tools include the contract with DOE and management programs committed to by the contractor to execute the statement of work and requirements in the contract. · Select the specific work that will be planned. Mechanics The contract between DOE and the contractor provides the top-level mechanisms for work to be identified. · Plan that work. Whether mandatory or voluntary on the . Each year DOE and the contractor review the contract and the progress of work as part of the annual budget process.

These routines can include Technical Surveillance Requirements/ Limited Condition of Operations TSR/LCO surveillances. environmental monitoring. they provide a method to track. contractors often put routines in place. or improvements. In furtherance of management programs. Additional management tools that are used in the work identification process also support other elements of the work management process. no contractor has the resources to complete every identified work request. system and environmental parameters. Work requests not supporting the current mission. an identified project or specific facility need are screened out and no further resources applied to their resolution. Program and project plans are updated with the information developed during the annual budget process. Work is also identified on a daily basis. On-going assessments or reviews may identify the need for corrective actions.part of the contractor. changes. and similar repetitive procedures. The schedule is also a tool that ensures that work is properly identified. Other types of work are converted into work requests. at a high level. From this process the work to be planned and executed in a given year is identified. a continuous process. This process compares the work accomplished and that which remains to the funding that DOE believes will be available to execute work in the coming years. therefore. These include work requests. The discovery of new information may result in the need for additional research and development or design changes to existing systems and equipment. prioritize and coordinate the management of several categories of work. Management The annual budget process provides contractor and DOE management the resources to manage the work that is identified for further planning and execution. They provide the opportunity to proactively manage the identification of emergent work. After the work . Workers are encouraged to be vigilant in monitoring facility conditions for system or equipment problems. The Select Work element funnels the work requests through a validation or screening process to determine those work items needing to be completed. While the threshold for identifying work items needs to be sufficiently low to all capture work items. these management programs provide one of the primary paths for work to be identified. The identification of work is. which are initiated by personnel who identify work that needs to be performed to allow the work item to be entered into a work management system. Select Work Concept Management programs identify the operational activities and routines that need to be completed to meet mission deliverables. operator rounds. Work management systems are put in place by contractors to collect work requests into a single place. Routines are executed to monitor equipment.

may all provide key information needed to properly validate the work. Attributes evaluated include: · Work Scope Identification: A clear scope statement is necessary to understand what work activities are necessary. The work may be simple enough that no initiating work documents are required (so-called “tool pouch” or “quick fix” items). Or the work request may require a documented resolution. or management commitments. A strong validation process incorporates two-way communications with the work request identifiers. Mechanics Work selection is a continuous process to handle the work requests identified on a daily basis. problem symptoms. · Operational Impact: Work requests that have immediate impact on the health and safety of contractor personnel need to be processed rapidly. The work selection process starts with a work validation. Work may be tied to contract milestones. · Need Date: Work requests must clearly indicate any deadline dates and the estimated time period for completing the work. Work requests that are clearly not going to be accomplished due to cost impacts should be screened out at this point. operational requirements. coded with respect to like components and systems. Work requests that have equipment impacts must be evaluated and the systems configured to protect equipment and workers. If the work item is a duplicate it should be screened out. or required plant operational modes to facilitate tracking and planning and then entered into the work management system. . etc. and interface with mission requirements. This second type of work will normally be given a relative priority. · Work Cost: Work requests may be identified that will require funding that is beyond that available to the contractor. This validation process evaluates attributes of the work items to determine if the work item should be processed through the work management system. stay in compliance with the established safety basis and operating requirements for that facility or project. · Work Duplications: Contractors use Work Management Tools to track work orders. if sufficiently important. Knowledge of these drivers allows effective prioritization of work planning efforts. equipment identification. traded off with lower priority work or put forth as a candidate for additional funding. or. Location of the work.request has been validated a formal work order is entered into the work management tools used by the contractor. Effective work management processes utilize a graded approach to resolving work requests. These tools should be reviewed to determine whether duplicate items are already entered into the system.

Those work requests entered into the work management system result in the generation of work orders. Mature work selection processes incorporate an understanding of a graded approach to work planning.

Management
Contractors need to clearly define who has responsibility and authority to perform the validation activity for their facilities and projects. The validation authority typically resides in the Operations organization because they are responsible for mission execution and normally retain configuration control of the facility systems, structures and components. The work management process descriptions need to define the planning processes used by the contractor staff. Requirements for the type of planning required, based on potential mission impact, hazards analysis and complexity of the work activity, are critical to decision-making during work selection. Plan Work Concept This element describes the process of taking a defined scope of work that has been selected for planning and developing/packaging technical documents to safely and efficiently perform that work. This process includes identification/incorporation of applicable technical specifications and requirements into technical documents, identifying and mitigating job hazards, identifying and obtaining required permits, developing work instructions, and defining post activity acceptance. Mechanics An initial step in planning work is determining what type of work execution vehicle will be used to perform the work. As previously discussed under Work Selection, this decision has often already been made, on a preliminary basis, prior to the initiation of Work Planning; however, it is confirmed as part of this element. Is the work to be performed with a very simple work package where the worker has the knowledge to perform the work and little or no instruction is required or will the work require a work package with more detailed instructions? The following criteria might be used to determine whether work can be performed using a very simple work package: · No medium or high risk activities. · No activities requiring hold points. · Will not alter configuration of equipment from documented design. · Will not present any unusual hazards.

· No hands-on work with radioactive material except incidental or routine work activities that involve low potential of worker exposure or workplace contamination. · No opening of contaminated systems, components, containers. · Minimal external coordination required. · “Skill-of-the-Craft” Work. Such tasks should be documented in a work package by the Field Work Supervisor (FWS) and released to work by operations and documented on the document releasing work.

Management
Work management systems are often put in place to collect work requests and maintain and file documents in a single place. They provide a method to track, prioritize, and coordinate the management of several categories of work. They also provide a means for the work planning organization to interface with the operations organization and ensure that work is moving through the planning pipeline in a manner that supports mission execution. Schedule Work Concept Schedules are tools used by work management organizations to communicate and coordinate work activities. This element describes the processes and tools associated with establishing schedules. Typically, work is identified from various sources (missionrelated commitments, Authorization Basis requirements, maintenance routines, etc.) and flows through a “rolling work week process” (described below) into an integrated schedule. The rolling work week concept is typically established based on either an 8 or 12 week duration.

Mechanics
Most sites have developed a fairly common set of schedules to implement graded approaches to conduct of operations. These commonly include a Plan of the Day (POD) along with a slightly longer view, often one week (so-called Plan of the Week, POW). Various methods exist to move information from longer-term schedules to these two short-term scheduling tools. The rolling work week concept provides an effective tool for managing the development of schedules. It involves setting a specific time frame (or “window”) within a longer-term schedule on which to focus increased management attention. Common time frames are eight to twelve weeks.

· For work that falls within the work window, increased emphasis is placed on planning, detailed schedule concerns and coordination of the work. This time period of increased attention allows: o Optimization of planned outage windows, scheduling all tasks that require particular facility conditions or that impact production commitments; o Development of a detailed technical sequence for complex jobs; o Addressing only items that need to be scheduled in detail, i.e., they require coordination of resources, complex work, etc; o Grouping of similar work to efficiently use resources and equipment by facility mode, available space, system/equipment; and time to verify that parts are available and staged. The work planned during the work window is “Locked-In”, that is, committed to by all concerned, two weeks in advance. This lock-in process adds discipline to the scheduling process and provides focus for final work preparation and coordination. After lock-in, the schedule is under a formal change control process; this encourages people to only lock in work that is truly ready to work. This level of planning and commitment permits the development of precise resource loaded schedules; it supports aligning support resources to the schedule and permits other detailed preparations such as verifying that fully-trained workers are available. This level of planning and scheduling attention also improves task readiness, it allows crews time to review work in advance of working. A formal post work week critique is held to evaluate what got done, what didn’t get done and why. It should be clear from the level of effort inferred above, that the implementation of a rolling work week process requires a commitment from all organizations to make the system work. Work on the rolling work week is facilitated by the existence of schedules that integrate all important work. Management Management tools for a successful scheduling process include: · Senior Management involvement (Frequent and Regular) – Critical Path Meetings · Accountability meeting – weekly schedule commitment meeting · High level schedule change control authority once work is locked in · POD – A daily meeting intended to review facility and schedule status

· Remove insulation. This work should be completed in parallel with establishing worker protection and industrial safety requirements. Applicable work instruction prerequisites are completed to ensure readiness to work. · Assemble required test equipment. · Build scaffolding and install lead shielding. Mechanics For each assigned task. ensures that procedures and references are the latest revision and that all of the required permits are issued and up to date. the first-level supervisor performs a final review of the work instruction. . This element is centered on the first-level supervisor (the person directly overseeing the work crew) and the crew that is engaged in the performance of the activity. · Assemble tools and material at job location. The execution of work begins when the work package is released for work by Operations and runs through the completion of work in the field or facility. Example components of work execution include the following: Preparations: · Contact job support personnel as required. · Complete rigging preparations.· POW – A weekly meeting intended to review and status the higher level facility schedule · Rolling work week process – described above · Outages – scheduled periods where equipment systems or facilities are available to perform pre-determined work · Metrics – tools used to measure success of schedule performance · Documentation of key scheduling assumptions – essential to the development of baseline schedules Execute Work Concept This element describes the processes and tools associated with the actual performance of the work.

or facility knowledge · Potential abnormal events and contingency plans After completing preparations and getting their work crew prepared to perform the job. tents. environmental or radiological hazards of the task from the work document. and water requirements. including expected worker radiological recovery actions · Job-specific hazards and their controls · Applicable precautions and limitations · Required safety equipment · Discuss hold points with employee(s) responsible for the completion of the hold point and employee(s) performing work immediately before or after the hold point · Industrial. · Set up welding equipment if required. and identifies all discrepancies and incomplete work items. the first line supervisor completes all system/equipment checks described in the work instructions to return equipment to service. which monitors the day-to-day progress of work execution.· Provide necessary temporary air. · Finish prefabrication work. the first-line supervisor oversees and directs the work activities in accordance with the approved work instructions. power. Radiological Work Permit. Finally. Pre-Job Brief: · Scope of the task · Review of prerequisite section of the work instructions · Responsibilities of all participants. water storage/recovery systems). the first line supervisor reviews the instructions for a complete and accurate work history and performs post activity testing and any rework identified by the post activity testing. As the work completes. Formal programs to have management observe work in the field will provide not only . Management Management tools put in place to monitor work execution include the Plan of the Day or other work progress meeting. field walk-downs. job hazards analysis. · Build contamination control devices (catch basins. The supervisor documents relevant as-found conditions and the work performed.

Schedule updates. Documentation associated with the work evolution can then be signed off. Important attributes of these processes are discussed below. Documentation: · Document work completion against requirements. · Remove all temporary/test equipment and restore system/components to operable status. an inventory of equipment and parts used and feedback to the work management process. Mechanics The work closure process can be described as several related steps. or exceptions have been authorized by the person responsible for accepting the work. a number of sites use standard computerized templates to capture relevant historical information. but a more accurate feel for work difficulty and potential coordination issues. resolve any deviations. normally in the operations organization. returning (or turning over) equipment and systems to operations. Verification: · Verify all administrative and technical requirements. documenting the completion of work. based on work completed also provide feedback on work execution. or authorized incomplete/open work items.g. as appropriate. · Ensure condition tags and other documents are in the completed closure package prior to returning it to the Work Management Center. including quality. The system/components can be returned to operations subject to any controls defined in the work instructions. · Dispose of excess materials and waste properly. regulatory and safety basis requirements. These steps include the process of verifying that work has been completed. . · Update as-built drawings.status. capturing repair history. e. calibration and preventive maintenance data into the Work Management System. · Update the files for the affected system/equipment.. are satisfied and test results are approved. . Close Work Concept Work can be closed and declared complete when defined requirements in the approved work package have been met.

· Verify required procedure. Work critiques take on many forms. Mechanics The post work critique (ALARA. · Accept the system/equipment for operability and return to service in a timely manner.· Retain the closure package in accordance with the Site’s records retention requirements. the previous work week (Work Week Critique) period. and incorporated into subsequent work. · Evaluate the authorized incomplete/open work items for any operational impact concerns. · Return unused parts to the warehouse. e.g. ranging from individual job post work critiques to critiquing all of the work performed by a group or a facility within a specified time period. the first line supervisor should consult with the work planner and the systems engineer as needed. and return the system/equipment to the required configuration to support facility operations. issues. the work package should have been changed and procedures amended by the appropriate formal documentation. Return to Operations: · Review work activity and all testing for system/equipment operability. etc.. Inventory: · Document material used. · Release all remaining clearance tags.) process takes selected jobs and critiques them to identify good practices. drawing and training updates are completed prior to placing the component(s) in service. Improvement opportunities are . and lessons learned. improvements or lessons learned are identified. If there are authorized open items. and ensuring completion of the work closure functions. Management The first-line supervisor is responsible to verify work completion against requirements defined in the approved work package. Critique Work Concept This element describes the processes and tools associated with performing a critical analysis of work to ensure that issues.

etc. Management Management tools for a successful critique process include: · Weekly critique meeting · Regularly scheduled meeting following each work week to critically review performance of the previous work week (attended by Senior Management) . including Emergency. typically covering the previous weeks work activities · Work Week Critique Attendance: Work week critique targeted audience should typically be that of Facility Senior Management. · Work Week Critique Report: A formally prepared report which comprehensively addresses the work week being analyzed. · Work Week Critique Meeting: A regularly scheduled meeting used to perform a thorough analysis of the work execution. o Metrics which track and trend the work week elements. including: § Schedule & Cost Performance § Manpower Utilization § Emergent Work § Backlog · Action Item Tracking: A formal process in which action items from the Work Critique meeting are assigned responsibility & tracked through completion. whereby all groups involved in work execution meet to perform a critical analysis of all aspects of the week performance. including the specifics regarding what was accomplished. but was not & what the issues were which prevented that work from being accomplished. Issues should be trended to identify programmatic issues. The applicable post work critique output should be discussed in the work week critique process described below.typically formally documented and followed to closure through a commitment tracking system. The work week critique process is a continuous improvement process. The report should also include: o A breakdown of the types of work scheduled & accomplished for the week. Emergent. what was initially intended to be accomplished.

Execute work describes the _______ and ______ associated with the actual performance of the work. 7) _________ can be closed and declared complete when defined requirements in the approved work package have been met. 10) ___________________ systems are often put in place to collect work requests. Management programs identify the operational activities and routines that need to be completed to meet mission deliverables. Explain components of work execution. 3. 3. Describe Close Work in Work Management Process. Identify Work describes the processes and tools put in place that determines the work that a contractor performs. Work can be closed and declared complete when defined requirements in the approved work package have been met. normally in the operations organization. Explain briefly Identify Work in Work management Process.4 Summary The Work Management process requires the full support of the entire organization. 5. 4.· Appropriate Metrics including tracking and trending · Standard Critique reports · Action Item Tracking / Accountability · Worker feedback Self Assessment Questions 6) Management tools for a successful critique process include _________. or exceptions have been authorized by the person responsible for accepting the work. Explain Schedule Work in Detail. . Management programs identify the operational activities and routines that need to be completed to meet mission deliverables. 3. 9) Identify describes the processes and tools put in place that determines the work that a ________ performs. 2.5 Terminal Questions 1. Explain Functional Requirements in Work Management.

1 2) Refer Page 10 3) Refer Page 4. Worker feedback 7. True 3. False 5. False 2. 10 Copyright © 2011 SMU Powered by Sikkim Manipal University .3. Work management Terminal Questions 1) Refer 3. Tools 9. . Close Work 8. Processes. 5 4) Refer Page 8 5) Refer Pages 9.6 Answers Self Assessment Questions 1. True 4. True 6. Contractor 10.

1 Introduction The turret lathes and gang drills were acquired second-hand. formation of sludge’s and corrosive compounds on the machine parts. especially while processing important jobs.6 Terminal Questions 4. and were immediately commissioned.1 Introduction Objectives 4. one-year back. etc. overheating of motors.7 Answers 4.2 The Maintenance Function 4. failure of insulation in electrical circuits. misalignment of shafts and pulleys. breakage and slips of gear and belt drives. In the initial stages.3 Maintenance Strategies Corrective or Breakdown Maintenance 4. the machines caused a great deal of anxiety to the management by failing quite frequently and unexpectedly. The reasons for breakdowns were many: development of high temperature in the bearings. and low morale of workers. .OM0006-Unit-04-Emergencies or Breakdown Process Paper: ISO 90012000/Qs Elements Unit-04-Emergencies or Breakdown Process Paper: ISO 9001-2000/Qs Elements Structure: 4.5 Summary 4.4 Maintenance Economics Breakdown-time Distribution Preventive versus Breakdown Maintenance (Single Machine) 4. The breakdown of the machines resulted in a great loss of productive time and also led to several problems such as not being able to meet due dates.

each crew consisting of two workers.2 The Maintenance Function Maintenance. . The technicians accepted the job under the condition that if ever they are required to work in the second shift on a day. availability. is any activity carried out on an asset in order to ensure that the asset continues to perform its intended functions. Objectives After studying this unit you shall be able to · Explain the functions involved in maintenance · Recognize the strategies of maintenance · Distinguish between preventive and breakdown maintenance · Evaluate the economic aspects of maintenance 4. or to restore to its favorable operating condition. The machine operators can only operate the machine when they are in working condition. Machine and component failures can trigger incidents or cause costly production interruptions. Such maintenance is expected to reduce the frequency of machine breakdowns. The four workers were divided into two crews. Minimizing these adverse effects is the role assigned t maintenance. Maintenance work on a machine requires both workers of a crew. and cannot attend to any repairs or maintenance. Maintenance is defined as ‘any action that restores failed units to an operational condition or retains non-failed units in an operational state’ or ‘an activity carried out for any equipment or asset to ensure its reliability to perform its functions’. or to keep the equipment running. The maintenance crews can do breakdown maintenance as well as preventive maintenance for all the four machines. and consequently higher production efficiency. After a long search. the proprietor of the workshop advertised for maintenance specialists for the turret lathes and gang drills. Preventive maintenance of a machine consists of dismantling the machine and checking all its important parts and making the necessary adjustments and replacements. he selected four technicians for employment. they are to be paid overtime. or to repair any equipment that has failed. reduced downtime and cost of operation.In order to combat these problems. the proprietor had considerable difficulty in finding he maintenance specialists. Minimizing the failure count or their adverse effects leads to increased safety. to most people. As he wanted technicians with experience on the specific machines he had. It improves the systems overall reliability.

The objectives of maintenance are to maintain equipment and facilities in such condition that: · They give trouble-free service and output at rated capacity.1: Evolution of Maintenance Philosophy Table 4. The evolution can be seen to cover 3 different generations of thought. product quality and customer service profile of the organization. in addition to its traditional roles of enhancing plant availability and lowering costs. The evolution in the maintenance thought process is rooted in the changing complexity of industry itself. Maintenance efficiency is viewed as an integral part of business effectiveness. as well as the quantitative and cost standard of outputs. · Down-time is minimized. From a simple expectation of keeping equipment running or restoring it to the desired operating condition. It ensures that the equipment is able to maintain quality standards. Over the past years. environmental integrity. and · The cost of operation and maintenance is minimized. energy efficiency. The maintenance function plays a supporting role to effective operations. First Generation Second Generation Third Generation · Fix it when broke · Scheduled Overhauls · Condition monitoring · Systems for planning · Design for reliability and and controlling work maintainability · Low-tech computerization · Hazard studies · High-tech computers · Failure modes and effects analysis · Expert systems · Multitasking and teamwork Table 4. It determines the risk-safety. management today sees a much larger role for maintenance. . the significance of maintenance and its role in plant operation has changed significantly.1 shows the evolution of the maintenance philosophy. · Safety is ensured.

During this period. As maintenance costs started to rise sharply relative to other operating costs. fatigue due to flaws in the molecular structure of the metals or plastics involved. Researchers into the reliability of equipment recognize that within a collection of machines. Second Generation (1950-70) – The second generation emerged as the result of growing complexity in equipment and plant design. As these components drop out one by one. expert systems and continuous improvement programs have developed. or sheer quality deficiency in their manufacture. As this dependence grew. Among collections of equipment. The failures that do occur during the period are truly random.1. called infant mortalities. the failure rate is high. there was an added interest created in the field of maintenance planning and control systems. reliability and availability have become key issues. The reason for the occurrence of these failures is not fully understood. During the infant mortality period. this pattern manifests itself when a collection of machinery is subjected to rigorous operation. the failure rate keeps decreasing until a relatively low constant level is obtained. Repairing and restoration had become more difficult and special skills and more time was needed to maintain and repair equipment. 3. First Generation (1930-40) – The first generation represents the earlier days of industrialization where mechanization was low. Third Generation (after the 1980’s) – Since the 80’s. In practice. This is the useful period of the machine. downtime became a problem and management tried to find means and ways to minimize and prevent these failures. the weak components from the infant mortality period have either been repaired or replaced. industry became increasingly dependent on these complex machines. This led to the concept of preventive maintenance. there is a definite pattern of lifespan.3 Maintenance Strategies . the growth of mechanization and automation has become more complex and even small breakdowns in equipment affect the operation of the whole plant. Factory equipment was basic and repair and the restoration process was simple. How Equipments Fail Maintenance is concerned with controlling the condition of equipment. With increase in mechanization. Hence. These have led to major developments in maintenance philosophy based on manufacturing reliability systems. primarily due to the presence of weak or substandard components or design inadequacies in not properly understanding the operating conditions. Downtime did not matter much and no need was felt to treat maintenance as a high priority issue. unpredictable and cannot be prevented by additional testing or burn-in of the components. there is a rather high incidence of early failures. 4. Most equipment that survives infancy will continue to perform with few failures occurring. but they are thought to be at least partially due to abrupt changes in stress distribution in the components. 2.

Some of the common approaches to maintenance are as follows: · Breakdown maintenance · Preventive maintenance · Predictive maintenance · Proactive maintenance Type of Maintenance Strategy Maintenance ApproachSignificance Fix-it when broke Large maintenance budget Scheduled Maintenance Periodic component replacement Condition-based Maintenance decision Monitoring based on equipment condition Detection of Sources of Monitoring and Failures correcting failing root causes Maintenance Strategy Breakdown Maintenance Preventive Maintenance Predictive Maintenance Proactive Maintenance Although the scope of maintenance will vary depending on the type of industry. maintenance functions may be identified as primary or secondary functions. b) Generation and distribution of utilities. c) Alteration to existing equipment and buildings. d) New installations of equipment and buildings. b) Plant protection. . The secondary functions are: a) Maintenance stores. equipment. buildings and grounds.Over the years. the prevalent management policies.. etc. many new approaches have been advocated as maintenance strategies that are intended to overcome problems related to equipment breakdown. The primary functions are: a) Maintenance of existing plant. its size.

The goals and objectives of corrective maintenance management are. the maintenance technician must verify that the system is again successfully operating. so as to restore it a specified operating state. · Restoring a failed system usually involves replacing or repairing the component that is responsible for the failure of the overall system. corrective maintenance is periodically performed on the equipment. which has broken down or developed a fault. the rectification of the fault should be processed in the same manner as for planned maintenance work schedules. and as the name suggests. usually by replacing or repairing the components that caused the system to fail. · However. . a properly designed fault reporting system must be instituted and similarly. maintenance is activated on breakdown.c) Waste disposal. breakdown maintenance. and b) To do this in a cost effective manner.3. a) To restore the faulty equipment to a healthy operating state as promptly as possible. · The approach to maintenance is totally reactive. d) Salvage. To rectify the problem. the repair work is performed only after a piece of equipment has failed. c) Verification of the repair action: once the components in question have been repaired or replaced. · Corrective maintenance may be defined as the repairs carried out to restore equipment.1 Corrective or Breakdown Maintenance This is one of the earliest maintenance strategies implemented in the industry. · Corrective maintenance strategy has no routine maintenance task and therefore is also described no scheduled maintenance strategy. b) Repair and/or replacement of faulty component(s): Once the cause of system failure has been determined. It consists of the action(s) taken to restore a failed system to operational status. action must be taken to address the cause. 4. Corrective maintenance is typically carried out in three steps: a) Diagnosis of the problem: The maintenance technician must take time to locate the failed parts or otherwise satisfactorily assess the cause of the system failure. Corrective maintenance is performed at unpredictable intervals because a components failure time is not known a priori. It is also called.

management must know how the breakdowntime is distributed. For example. · Where capacity and demand are close. 5. if careful observations of repeated failures of an equipment or system suggest that the remedy lies in correcting the system. Self Assessment Questions 1. The decision of maintenance policy is more of an economic decision rather than a technical one. 2. A simple machine with few moving parts will probably have breakdowns after a fairly large number of maintenance-free runtime hours. Even where capacity is not a constraint. The first generation represents the earlier days of ___________ where mechanization was low. proper feedback to the design department may lead to alterations in design that will reduce or eliminate failures. 4. Such a distribution will show the frequency of maintenance-free running times for a given number of operating hours. the breakdown maintenance practice may be costlier than other maintenance strategies. the practice of attending to machines only after they have broken down may be uneconomical. In such a situation. Moreover. Restoring a failed system usually involves _________ or repairing the component. In such cases. breakdowns may affect production and thus reduce profits.4 Maintenance Economics Maintenance policy refers to an organization’s policy in respect of the maintenance function of a set of equipments.4. As maintenance is an economic decision. Machine and component failures can trigger _________.· Corrective maintenance in a broader perspective may also include activities related to correcting potential causes for failure or malfunction that might not have been adequately considered when the equipment was designed. But in the case of a complex machine. _________ Maintenance strategy has no routine maintenance task.1 Breakdown-time Distribution In order to establish the cost implications. thereby eliminating or at least minimizing the failures. what are its cost implications? 4. 3. 4. The growth of __________ and automation has become more complex. The breakdown time distribution of the complex machine probably will . and the adoption of other maintenance practices may reduce interruptions to production. the failure of any one of its parts can cause a breakdown of the machine. maintenance engineers should be allowed to consider the possibility. and where production interruptions may be negligible. each part will have a different failure distribution.

. and the ‘run-times free of breakdowns’ as the ‘x’-axis. The variability depicted by curve ‘c’ is typical of complicated equipment that needs ‘fine’. C = 0. adjustments before it can give reasonable trouble-free service. The frequency distribution curve ‘c’ has the same average maintenance. For example. which exceed a given free-run-time. the reliability of the total system would equal the product f reliability factors of each of the sub-systems. In this case. The total system reliability will be the product of the reliability of each individual system.2 represents a graphical description of the degree of variability in free-run-time. it would amount to (0.9.7 = 0. and plot this against the run-time. The same data that we have used to plot figure 4. .show greater variability than the simple machine even though it may have the same average. C & D.4 can be used to plot the percentage of breakdowns that exceed a given runtime as the ‘y’-axis.e.free run-time as the other two but the distribution has much wider variability. It also shows that it is only after a few periods of trouble free running. If we assume that the failure of any one of the sub-systems can cause the failure of the entire system. curve ‘b’ is the exponential distribution and exhibits medium variability and curve ‘c’ exhibits high variability. Curve ‘a’ depicts the behavior of a simple machine. while curve ‘b’ represents a more complex machine. B = 0. Curve ‘a’ exhibits low variability from the average maintenance free breakdown-time ‘Ta’. say A.8 and D = 0.8 ‘0.40). and the reliability factors are A = 0. that one can be sure the machine will operate reliably. T3 = Average free run time free of breakdowns Figure 4.8. subtract from 100 the figure 4.2 Figure 4. i. B. maintenance free run-time as that of the simple machine.7.8 ‘0. if the total system has four sub-systems.9 ‘0. Say to obtain the ‘a’ curve in figure.4 for the percentage of breakdowns. By reliability we mean the probability that the system will give trouble free service. Equipment can be considered as a total system with its sub-assemblies as sub-systems.

there will be breakdowns that occur before the equipment is shutdown for preventive maintenance.5 gives the percent of time a machine is working for the three distributions of breakdown-time shown in Figure and the ratio of the standard maintenance period to . When this happens. preventive maintenance should be performed just a little before normal breakdown is likely to occur. In such cases. Ideally. ’Ts’ can be considered the breakdown cycle.4: Breakdown-time distributions 4. The probability of occurrence of a breakdown in the two different cycles depends on the specific breakdown-time distribution of the equipment. This preventive maintenance work takes a time ‘Tm’. Since preventive maintenance is meant to reduce the total plant down-time particularly unscheduled event – its timing and frequency are important. and the length of the standard preventive maintenance cycle. the average maintenance free run-time.Figure 4. inspected and parts replaced. after which the equipment is ready to work. the machine is shutdown. more breakdowns are likely to occur during the course of the standard period. the running time between the preventive maintenance and the breakdown plus the time taken to repair the breakdown. If the distribution has greater variability.2 Preventive versus Breakdown Maintenance (Single Machine) Consider a preventive maintenance schedule. the situation is slightly different. is equivalent to ‘Tr’ (maintenance free run-time) plus ‘Tm’ (the time take to do the preventive maintenance). shortening the preventive maintenance cycle can reduce the number of actual breakdowns. The total time period ‘Ta’. In actual practice.4. which after a machine has been running for fixed time ‘Tr’. over a period of time. Figure 4. This can be considered the standard preventive maintenance cycle time.

‘Ts’. there is a similar increase in machine running-time. In this type of situation. The percentage of machine running time depends on the ratio of the standard maintenance period and the average run-time. Second. a standard preventive maintenance period can be set in such a way that the total downtime is reduced. the machine works for a small percentage of time. ‘Ta’ for a given breakdown-time distribution. Unless the preventive maintenance time is less than the repair time.5: Present of time when the machine is working and breakdown distribution Certain generalizations can be made from the above three graphs. Figure 4. as there is better predictability of when breakdowns are likely to occur. like those depicted by curve ‘a’. the relation of preventive maintenance time to repair time is important. but only till a peak is reached after which lengthening standard maintenance period seems to reduce the percentage of machine running time. preventive maintenance is highly benefited to machines whose breakdown time distributions have low variability. and hence less availability. In the case of curve ‘a’ (for breakdown-time distribution with low variability). it is assumed that either preventive maintenance or repair puts the equipment in line for a running time of equal length. Such a relationship is shown for the three different breakdowns time distributions. From figure. It can be seen that for low values of the ratio of standard maintenance period to average maintenance free runtime. First. This suggests that for breakdown time distribution with low variability. there is little gain in . it can also be seen that for curves ‘b’ and ‘c’ an increase of the ratio results in an increase in the percentage of machine running time. This is obvious. there is an optimum value for the standard maintenance period.average maintenance-free run-time. since a low ratio would mean too many machine stoppages.

2. 8. The breakdown time distribution of the complex machine probably will not show greater variability than the simple machine. The probability of occurrence of a breakdown in the two different cycles depends on the specific breakdown-time distribution of the equipment. both in terms of contribution earned by them as well as their criticality because of their propensity to break-down. an increase in the standard period would mean less number of preventive maintenance cycles and more repairs. 9. 10. you will deal with jobs. Since some parts are most important to machines. Additional stoppage time because maintenance crew cannot start repairing immediately after the breakdown has occurred. 7.preventive maintenance. all the machines are free and have jus had a preventive maintenance done. We also need to take into account other effects of unscheduled downtime. 6. Effect on production losses if plant shutdown could have been avoided. 4. In general.5 Summary You need to make decisions at the beginning of each shift regarding maintenance. What are the Maintenance Strategies? . Maintenance policy will not refer to any organization’s policy. such as 1. the percentage of machine running time continues to increase with the increase of standard preventive maintenance period. Effects of scheduling preventive maintenance for non-productive days or shifts with no loss of production. 4. and 3. or more than the time for repair. Self Assessment Questions State whether the statement is true or false. it is better to perform corrective or breakdown maintenance. when the repair time is equal to maintenance time. Equipment cannot be considered as a total system with its sub-assemblies as subsystems. For a given breakdown time distribution. The percentage of machine running time depends on the ratio of the standard maintenance period. If preventive maintenance is equal to.6 Terminal Questions 1. Initially.

Industrialization 4. Incidents 6. Mechanization 2.2 5. True 9. Explain evolution of Maintenance Policy.1 3.2.1 Copyright © 2011 SMU Powered by Sikkim Manipal University . Explain Breakdown Time distribution. Refer 4. Replacing 3.2. 4. 3.7 Answers Self Assessment Questions 1. 5. Summarize Breakdown and Corrective maintenance.3. Refer 4. True 8.3. 4. Refer 4. Explain Preventive versus Breakdown Maintenance. FalseTerminal Questions 1. Refer 4.1 4. True 10. Refer 4. False 7. .2 2. Corrective 5.

replacement of parts or total replacement of . to ensure or restore system performance to specified levels. Maintenance covers two aspects of systems – operation and performance.4 Summary 5.6 Answers 5.OM0006-Unit-05-Types of Maintenance Systems Unit-05-Types of Maintenance Systems Structure: 5. which can be achieved through repair.3 Types of Maintenance Systems Routine Maintenance Planned /Scheduled / Productive Maintenance Break down or Corrective / Remedial Maintenance Preventive Maintenance Predictive Maintenance Condition Based Maintenance 5.2 Functions & Feature of Maintenance Engineering 5.5 Terminal Questions 5.1 Introduction Once the machinery is purchased it must be maintained. Maintenance is carried out in anticipation of or in reaction to a failure.1 Introduction Objectives 5. Maintenance is defined as the restoring of an item to its original condition or to working order.

Machineries lose its efficiency after some point of time due to various factors such as wear and tear. Through proper maintenance of these machineries. aging. Sometimes accelerated testing is used to induce failures and know the behaviour of the systems. but there is no guarantee here that the exact nature of defect surfaces. retain the productivity and maintain safe working conditions by reducing the probability of accidents. Developing effective maintenance procedures to restrict such deterioration or failure is vital. based on the practical and economic grounds Maintenance of any kind performed on machinery or equipment is a consequence of the fact that it started deteriorating before failing. Maintenance management also aims at developing a reliable and high quality production system. Failure to perform maintenance in time to maintain the availability of the machinery will have serious effects ranging from benign to catastrophic. Between these alternatives the management decides. Hence a systematic and structured approach to proper & cost effective maintenance is required. Objectives: After studying this unit you shall be able . Types of maintenance /strategies discussed in this unit are: · Routine Maintenance · Planned Maintenance · Break down Maintenance or Corrective Maintenance · Preventive Maintenance · Predictive Maintenance · Condition Based Maintenance · Total Productivity Maintenance The maintenance plan for a company’s assets can be a combination of the above strategies and could be adopted on the same machine. operational life can be extended. misuse etc. Improperly performed maintenance or not carried out in time can escalate the problems because of faulty parts running. It is evident that the best maintenance strategy is selected for reducing breakdowns.the devices itself.

Maintenance management is entrusted with the total task of keeping the machinery. like repair. repeatability. high up-time and prolonged mean time between failures (MTBF).. rapid traverses.· To explain how systems work at their optimum efficiency · To prepare a plan to preserve the value of the assets by different methods · To calculate how to maximize production capability · To prepare a plan and schedule for maintenance work and prevent failures and breakdowns · To Improve quality of products and productivity · To Use of maintenance staff optimally · To Minimize or avoid accidents by periodical inspection and repairs. breakdown maintenance or preventive maintenance etc. improved productivity. requirement of high accuracy. scheduling and execution of many maintenance activities. higher feeds.2 Functions & Feature of Maintenance Engineering Maintenance Engineering is the function of the production management that is concerned with day-to-day problems of keeping the physical plant in good and acceptable operating condition. high cost CNC machines. equipment and services in proper working condition that involves planning. Therefore industries have entered into the era of high technology maintenance management to cater to the production requirement of minimum downtime and maximum productivity. Such high cost and sophisticated state of art machineries need to operate at optimal levels of performance with high degree of reliability. use of complex processes. Flexible manufacturing systems. etc. have all warranted the use of sophisticated machineries for production. To offer these requirements. use of robotics and other Computer Integrated systems are developed and deployed for producing high quality products. · · · · · Rapid strides in the advancement of manufacturing technology and its processes with higher powers and speeds. 5. .

lubricate two machines daily] It can be even day to day operational activities to keep the plant running (say: replacement of light bulbs.e. small repairs. working.1 Routine Maintenance [RM] RM is a procedure followed regularly i. cleaning. These include say greasing or lubricating the bearings / systems. and equipment by the maintenance staff to preserve such machineries in as near to its original condition as is practical and to realize its normal life expectancy. RM can be classified as: 1) Running maintenance 2) Shut down maintenance. 1) Running maintenance is the work carried out when the equipment or the machine is performing some operations i. Widely adopted maintenance techniques/strategies are: · Routine Maintenance · Planned Maintenance · Break down Maintenance or Corrective/ Remedial Maintenance · Preventive Maintenance · Predictive Maintenance · Condition Based Maintenance · Total Productivity Maintenance [Discussed in detail in Unit-10] 5. Hence the relationship between availability. [say: check all compressors first on Mondays. These aspects are to recognized by the maintenance department. 5.Malfunctioning of machineries/equipment due to failure to upkeep the operating conditions may result in serious repercussions of reduced capacity. lubricating systems. Maintenance is the work performed on an asset such as utility. outer cleaning. It includes activities like inspection. machines. . inspection etc.3.3 Types of Maintenance Systems A way of reducing the plant breakdowns is to select the best maintenance strategy. reliability and maintainability of a plant is very important for the maintenance engineers. production of low quality products.e. cleaning of machines. a cyclic operation recurring periodically. injury to workmen and finally frequent breakdowns etc may lead to protracted delivery of the product thus inviting customer dissatisfaction. increased production costs. repairing leaks) which include preventive maintenance and forms part of the annual operating budget.

In this type of service. 5. Planned maintenance reduces the machine downtime.3.2 Planned / Scheduled / Productive Maintenance Planned maintenance is the activities carried out according to a predetermined schedule and hence known as scheduled maintenance or productive maintenance. thus avoiding a situation of emergency maintenance.1 Advantages a) Simple to establish & follow b) Little or no clerical work c) High degree of prevention by intercepting developing faults d) A more advanced stage calls for ’service instructions on a pre-printed schedule and checklists’. It involves inspection of all machineries. E.2 Disadvantages a) RM may not provide the service specified by the manufacturer b) May ignore information regarding preceding breakdowns c) Service required for a machine at different frequencies may be ignored d) Similar machines are serviced at same frequency irrespective of usage 5. boilers 5.3. de-scaling furnaces. the emphasis is on machines: a) What does the manufacturer prescribe? b) Is the unit utilised for two or three shifts per day? c) Is it working under normal load? . increases productivity as compared to unplanned one and hence it is followed as per the maintenance policy of the company. lubricate.1. repair and carry out all requisite maintenance before actual break down happens.3.1.g. reduces the cost of maintenance.2) Shut down maintenance: certain minor maintenance activities cannot be carried out when the machine is running and hence carried out by shutting down the machine. overhaul.

Corrective maintenance is carried out on all items where the consequences of failure or wearing out are not significant and the cost of corrective maintenance is not greater than preventative maintenance. faithful implementation and recording f) Initial list of planned maintenance will be in detail 5. .d) Are the conditions as good as those envisaged by the manufacturer? e) Do we allow for extra attention owing to corrosion-including conditions? 5.3.2 Advantages of Planned Maintenance Considers all the changes in conditions of use & increased wear of parts a) Inspections.3. Also called as ‘on-failure maintenance/corrective maintenance’.2. adjustments are shown in overall plan b) Detailed instructions reduce the chance of missing any activity.3. Planned repair/rectifying the problem is carried out when it is more convenient and cost effective after its failure rather than to disrupt the production with RM. Unforeseen work is reduced.1 Characteristics of Planned Maintenance a) Instructions are more detailed than in routine maintenance b) Calls for differently timed service for the same unit c) Schedule is drawn with dates d) Establishes the work-load for the crew e) Entails considerable planning effort. replacement of parts.2. c) Provides as much attention on the equipment for the best judgement of the planner [For details on ‘the principles of planning & scheduled maintenance’ refer Unit 6] 5. to bring it back to working order. can be defined as the maintenance which is required when an item has failed or worn out.3 Break Down or Corrective/ Remedial Maintenance Breakdown Maintenance is the method of operating the machines to run until they fail and then repair in order to restore them to an acceptable condition.

For example: non-critical low cost equipment. This system could be called as ‘Operate to Failure (OTP) ’– no predetermined action taken to prevent failure. 5. Repair is restoring an asset by replacing a part which is broken or damaged. vandalism.Corrective maintenance may be programmed. This method is expensive in terms of maintenance cost. Ex: electric motor may not start. Here the machine and the work on that machine stops operating. The above type of repairing and setting the equipment to working condition can be called as corrective maintenance.1 Characteristics of Break-down Maintenance System · No services except occasional lubrication unless failure occurs · No maintenance men on regular basis · Maintenance done by sub-contractors · No organised efforts to find out reasons · No stock of spares · No budget · No records · Initially it looks economical · Creates internal problems namely: Who to do the repair? From where to get parts? How do we pay for them? Who will go & buy parts? . Repairs are done after the machine fails and hence this becomes a repair work. drive shaft broken and hence the transmission fails. misuse or improper maintenance. The need for repairs can result from normal wear. or reconditioning that part to its original or acceptable working condition.3. Corrective maintenance activities include both emergency repairs (fire fighting) and preventive (or corrective) repairs. taken after the failure happens.3.e. On-failure maintenance can be effective if applied correctly. etc. or where no other strategy will work. lost output. i. increased downtime. involve hazards. o Upset schedule resulting in panicky. Frayed tempers put unnecessary pressures and disturb delivery commitments.

3. detection and prevention of incipient failure.3.3.3.3. 5. Preventive maintenance is carried out to prevent an item failing or wearing out by providing systematic inspection.4 Disadvantages 1) No warning of failure – safety risk 2) Uncontrolled plant outage – production losses 3) Requires large standby maintenance team 4) Secondary damage – longer repair time 5) Large spares stock requirement 6) Provision of standby plant 5. This is normally programmed.3. preventative maintenance is carried out only on those items where a failure would .3.2 Objectives of BD/Corrective Maintenance 1) To put back machinery back to work and minimize production interruptions 2) To control costs of maintenance crew to the minimum 3) To control cost of the operations of repairing 4) To control costs of repair & replacement parts to minimum 5) To control investment cost on purchase of standby or back up machines 6) To carry out appropriate repair intermittently at each malfunction to improve the life of the machine.4 Preventive Maintenance PM is a regularly scheduled maintenance activity. In line with management’s policy on obtaining the best value from the maintenance funds.5.3 Advantages 1) Low cost if correctly applied 2) Requires no advanced planning other than ensuring spares availability 5. with an objective to anticipate problems and correct them before they occur.

circuit breakers. Many of these items are also subject to a statutory requirement for inspection and preventive maintenance. Daily Maintenance – Cleaning.g. fire alarms. PM’s prerequisites are: a) Proper design and installation of equipment b) periodical inspection of plant and machinery to prevent breakdowns c) repetitive servicing and overhaul d) lubricate. repair and major overhaul.g. isolators. lubrication. e. but it is found that a greater number of machine failures are at the peak when machine gets progressively worse over a period say months/ years. It is much economical to carry out preventive maintenance. electricity supply. sub-station transformers. -To avoid breakdown & ensure smooth production following time based activities are practiced: 1. distribution transformers. etc. lifts. item replacement.. Periodic Inspections .result in expensive consequences. 2) Condition-based Maintenance [explained below] 3) Opportunity Maintenance (find out the opportune moment for maintenance) The preventive maintenance is carried out at irregular intervals and this interval is determined by seeing the actual condition of the machine. Routine & planned maintenance includes Preventive maintenance actions. so that the major break downs are avoided & minimizes possibility of unanticipated production interruptions. checking. battery back up at sub-station. Preventive maintenance could be grouped as: 1) Fixed-time Maintenance (FTM) – Here actions carried out at regular intervals (calendar time) e. clean and up keep To achieve prevention of break-downs planned service is carried out with the explicit additional objective of detecting wear points and ensure perfect functioning by replacing parts Here the safe overhaul interval is selected. 2. etc.

Reduces unplanned work 6.4.1 Preventive Maintenance System is 1.2 Features of PM 1) Proper identification of items in each machineries which warrants fixed time maintenance.3 Requirements of Preventive Maintenance Program 1) Good maintenance management department with experienced personnel 2) To firm up plan of PM in consultation with shop personnel 3) A good lubricating and cleaning schedule 4) Detail procedures on maintenance work 5) Proper records maintained along with manuals.3.3. parts list etc 6) Adequate stock of spare parts . daily maintenance etc and programming the activities with work content. Reduces total work-load 4. Use of recommended Grades of oils 4.3. Reduces total maintenance cost 5.4.4. More expensive due to more planning &replacement of parts before failing.3. cost estimates etc 2) Use of check lists by maintenance staff and inspectors 3) Identify and allocate well qualified crew & inspectors for making repairs 4) Use of budgeting system for major replacements/ repair 5) Proper procedures laid out for meeting the PM objectives in full 5. Increases reliability 3. Reduces total down time 5. 2. Restoration to recover deterioration 5.

4. Reduction in breakdown frequency 4.7) Properly training maintenance crew Adequate space around machinery for maintenance work 9) Previous data on failure etc of each machine/equipment 10) Systematic approach. Preparation of inspection chart 7. 5.4 Steps involved in Preventive Maintenance 1. Feed back on the corrective action/ repair work done and its results 5. Improves reliability of the machineries 6. probable causes. repair procedures etc 11) Suppliers recommendations for up keep of machineries. Preparation of maintenance schedule and detail program of work with time frame for completion 6. Reduction in wear and tear of machines and increase in their life 3.a guide showing problems.3. Identifying the job to be taken & appropriate case register 2. diagnosis system.3.4. Preparation of schedule of maintenance 3. Higher safety for workers 7.5 Advantages of Preventive Maintenance 1. Preparation of maintenance report on the work done 8. Maintenance is planned well in advance 2. Labor used cost effectively . Preparation of history card of all the repair work carried on such a machine and the remarks there on 4. Preparation of job specification 5. Improves productivity due to lesser breakdowns 5.

8. 2.7 Differences between Corrective and Preventive Maintenance 1. Preventive maintenance program controls the repair costs as well as the overall life of the equipment where as in corrective maintenance brings back to the original life depending on the extent of damage the earier breakdown has brought into the equipment. Unnecessary and invasive maintenance is carried out 3.4.3. corrective maintenance is carried out to repair the equipment after fault occurs/ breakdown happens. temperatures. Maintenance activity and costs increased 2.3. Leaser rejection and better quality 11. are used to predict ensuing troubles/problems in machineries. Conditions of the machinery can be checked on line periodically or on continuous basis and maintenance crew can take decision & plan overhaul/repair as warranted. Sensitive instruments like vibration analyzer. 5. Applicable only to age related deterioration 4. 12. Identification of parts and its nature and cost involved in repairs is possible 5. audio gauges. amplitude meters. Less stand by equipment requirement 13.6 Disadvantages/limitations 1. It is possible to have planned shutdowns and repair 9. sensors for pressure. . Less breakdown costs. resistance gauges etc. Preventive maintenance is designed to prevent or at least to minimize failures/breakdowns and reduce the need for corrective maintenance. whereas.3.5 Predictive Maintenance Predictive Maintenance is one of the modern approaches to preventive maintenance where in sensitive instruments are used to predict anticipated failure of machines & equipment. Minimizes breakdowns and hence minimum inventory hold ups 10. Maintenance sometimes induces failures (infant mortality) 5.4.

2) If corrective treatment is not adopted at the right time. material and time. A major part of the predictive maintenance involves the ongoing analysis to ensure wear levels that damage the machine are within limits Good ability to predict impending failures well in time to prevent breakdowns. analysis and tribology. The intervals should be carefully selected as over maintenance or under maintenance are both detrimental and hence undesirable.Predict failures well in advance by monitoring parameters and by use of certain techniques (like vibration. i. which are indicative of malfunctions to decide on corrective treatment. etc. when status or condition so demands It is beneficial to follow a system which is not calendar based but condition based. Main difficulty is in making the correct choice of preventive maintenance intervals based on OEM’s recommendations and own -experiences.e.) Measuring of physical parameters may not be enough to detect the destructive effects on a machine or process. Over maintenance or too frequent maintenance increases extensive downtime resulting in added costs on men. temperature. Hence an optimal maintenance interval has to be arrived at. it may result in serious breakdowns. pump cavitations. misalignments. incorrect installation. (which otherwise cause heavy penalty costs. rotor imbalance. Under maintenance or too long intervals between two successive checks may result in high incidence of failures. 1) Similar to health monitoring of senior executives to check symptoms. oil condition. maintenance is on a pre-determined cycle whereas in a Predictive Maintenance system maintenance is done only. wear debris analysis. we should have a continuous knowledge of the machines based on certain critical predetermined / pre-formulated parameters . health and safety hazards etc) will result in 1) Maximizes the online operations 2) Minimizes downtime 3) Increased plant and Personnel safety 4) Optimal maintenance The above is achieved by continuous plant / equipment monitoring & diagnosing the actual condition by means of online non-destructive testing methods. In a Preventive Maintenance system.

Between the ‘action limit and the maximum permissible time limit’. can save around 30% of maintenance costs and with a bonus of 15% savings in energy costs. The main function of condition monitoring is to provide the knowledge of a machine and its rate of change. but much before the possible breakdown. Temperature changes can be photographed . etc. smell and through their experience on the existing condition of the equipment/aggregate. thus making predictive maintenance more economical as compared to preventive and corrective maintenance strategies. It is just like a hammer used to strike a wheel to listen for that distinctive sound to say whether there is crack in wheel rim or not. In the Condition based maintenance (also known as Dynamic predictive maintenance or Diagnostic maintenance) the plant is maintained just after some problems arisen. more universal and better predictive tools and instruments are added in the system. if practiced effectively.6 Condition Based Maintenance CBM relies on the fact that the majority of failures do not occur instantaneously but develops over a period of time. there is enough time available for the maintenance crew to make adequate advance preparations. An ability to forecast the machine behavior by Condition Monitoring is a pre-requisite for Predictive Maintenance Operators who work with equipment every day can listen to equipment and identify changes in noise levels and vibrations. Condition monitoring is merely a tool that is used by crew through touch. Predictive Maintenance is very cost effective where cost of unplanned breakdowns is very high.3.A given machine can continue to be kept in operation as long as the monitored parameters continue to remain within the laid down limits. increased leakages etc) CBM is a continuous or periodic measurement and interpretation of data to indicate the condition of an item to determine the need for maintenance. temperature soars. A sense of confidence is created amongst production and maintenance personnel when they analyze the monitored data and predict that the machines are operated safely till they reach maximum permissible limits. to cut downtime. 5. When permissible limits are reached and warning signals are issued by the measuring devices. CBM involves recording some measurement that gives an indication of the condition (ex: increase in vibration levels. Predictive Maintenance. it implies that the particular part needs replacement and a special attention. FMS with artificial intelligent devices and computer simulations and modeling. With rapid developments in machining technology through CNC controlled machines.

corrosion Audible – Unusual noise. Indications like over – temperature. gear defects.1 Condition Monitoring Methods There are two methods used namely: 1. mechanical looseness b) Thermostats – hydraulic oil temperature. which are to be controlled by maintenance a) Vibration Sensors – to track tool wear/ breakages. alarms. An investigation can then be carried out to identify the exact problem. contaminated cutting fluid Touch – Excessive bearing temperature State-of-the-art CNC systems facilitates adaptive Controls with signals from appropriate transducers.through IR thermograph. which gives warning that something is ‘not right’. Action limit curve shows the prescribed for monitoring parameters during normal operations. overheating of motors c) Current sensors – cutting load monitored by sensing spindle Condition Monitoring is achieved by the operator’s senses to detect abnormalities Visual – Leakages. unbalance in rotors.3. misalignments. if other parts of the system fail. This type of maintenance check on performance is vital as the future failures in safety systems can have more catastrophic effects. etc. Condition Checking & Monitoring a) Trend Monitoring: . 2. Condition monitoring is dependent on sensors and transducers for measuring different parameters. low battery voltage. Curve when extrapolated can indicate maximum & safe permissible limits 5. Chatter Smell – Smoke. CNC systems have built – in diagnostics which continuously monitor the system hardware to ensure normal functioning.6. Trend Monitoring. are displayed on the screen well in time to facilitate corrective action without disruption of production.

Diagnosis (what) of its origin so that spare parts can be ordered 3. to monitor the rates of internal corrosion of the wall of the plant. Detection (when) of the developing fault at an early stage 2. to indicate variations in the conditions of the machine or its components. accelerometer. 4) Performance and behavior monitoring: Involves checking the performance of a machine to see whether it is behaving correctly. which can be made by the application of CM: · Avoiding losses of output due to breakdown of machinery. e) Selecting Methods of monitoring Five main techniques of conditioning monitoring 1) Visual monitoring: inspection & recording of surface appearance. c) Condition Monitoring: Includes three stages: 1. Prognosis (forecast) subsequent measurement which will then establish the trend and enable the repair schedule to be planned.Trend monitoring is the continuous monitoring or regular measurement and interpretation of data collected during machine operation. 2) Vibration Monitoring: Involves the attachment of a transducer (velocity. d) Economics of Condition Monitoring: The savings. proximity probes) to record vibration level 3) Wear Debris monitoring: This works on the principle that the working surfaces of a machine are washed by the lubricating oil and any damage is detected from particles of wear debris in the oil. using some suitable indicator & is used as a measure of machine condition at that time. b) Condition Checking: Condition checking is where a check measurement is taken with the machine running. · Reduces the cost of maintenance · Capital invested can be recovered faster. This may be done by . 5) Corrosion monitoring: Is applied to fixed plant containing aggressive materials.

5.drilling a hole through the wall and drilled coupon of material is observed for corrosion. standby availability of machine. Listing and numbering of machine to have identification and location details 2. Spares can be assembled 5. Labour can be organised 8. operating conditions. Establishing programs and methods specifying the parts to be examined 4. 5. Cost of examination. Cause of failure can be analysed 6. 5.3. 6. overall cost of failure. Training examiners for the above jobs. The hole is then plugged with a suitable leak proof material. Allows shutdown before severe damage occurs 4.6. failure statistics (MTBF-MTTR). Maintenance can be planned. Some forms of inspection utilising human senses can be inexpensive 3. 7.6.2 Implementation of Condition Based Maintenance: Involves: 1. sound. Establish for each part of the machine the severity limits of the machine condition parameter (Vibration. Production can be modified to extend unit life 5. Maximises equipment availability 2.3. cost of maintenance.4 Disadvantages 1) Thermograph & Oil Debris Analysis [specialised equipment and training] . Selecting critical machines for CM 3. Recording data 8. contamination etc) to be measured.6.3. Select proper examining technique. 7. To arrive at best interval for examination considering the criticality of process.3 Advantages 1. standardizations planned.

2) Requires careful choice of the correct technique. 3) Time is required for trends to develop to know machine condition Self Assessment Questions 1) Which of the following is not a common cause of equipment breakdowns? a) Improper preventive maintenance b) Inadequate lubrication c) Improper setups of jigs. 3) Irregular preventive maintenance do not include a) Repairs b) Overhauls c) Reduction of noise levels and vibrations d) Clean up of leakages etc on all the machine aggregates daily 4) RM is a procedure followed regularly i.e. e) To control costs of repair & replacement parts to minimum f) To carry out appropriate repair intermittently at each malfunction to improve the life of the machine. a _______________ recurring periodically 5) In the following list find out which one is considered as disadvantage of routine management: . fixtures and tools d) All the above 2) Which of the following is not an objective of remedial maintenance? a) To put back machinery back to work and minimize production interruptions b) To control costs of maintenance crew to the minimum c) To control cost of the operations of repairing d) Replacing the faulty machine when it starts malfunctioning.

No services except occasional lubrication unless failure occurs 2. Initially it looks economical .1) Simple to establish & follow 2) Little or no clerical work 3) High degree of prevention by intercepting developing faults 4) RM may not provide the service specified by the manufacturer 5) A more advanced stage calls for ’service instructions on a pre-printed schedule and checklists’. 6) Planned maintenance is the activities carried out according to a ______________ and hence known as scheduled maintenance or productive maintenance 7) Characteristics of Planned Maintenance-fill up the missing one: 1) Instructions are more detailed than in routine maintenance 2) Calls for differently timed service for the same unit 3) Schedule is drawn with dates 4) ___________________________ 5) Entails considerable planning effort. faithful implementation and recording 6) Initial list of planned maintenance will be in detail Breakdown Maintenance is the method of operating the machines to run ______________ and then repair in order to restore them to an acceptable condition. No maintenance men on regular basis 3. No stock of spares 6. Maintenance done by sub-contractors 4. ______________________ 5. 9) Characteristics of Break-down Maintenance System-fill the missing one: 1.

which one is not the recommended practice? 1. Breakdown or remedial maintenance is undertaken when a machine breaks down or malfunctions. 12) CBM relies on the fact that the majority of failures do not occur instantaneously but develops over a period of time.7. maintenance has been given more importance in the operational plans. Periodic Inspections 3. and predictive. using high technology machines. preventive. checking. To counter this. In planning. 2. CBM involves recording some ___________ that gives an indication of the condition.4 Summary Poorly maintained machines/equipment has severe negative impact on the productivity and the quality of the output in a production unit. Predictive maintenance is a type in which the vital attributes of a system are monitored continuously and any deviations from the accepted limits are taken to rectify the problem. with JIT inventory and sophisticated processes. . 2) ____________________ 5. In the present high tech production. Creates internal problems namely: Who to do the repair? From where to get parts? How do we pay for them? Who will go & buy parts? 10) To avoid breakdown & ensure smooth production following time based activities are practiced. any stoppage due to breakdown in any part of the system will affect the entire production process. Check all the machines at firmed up time intervals 4. maintenance managers have to decide on a proper balance between preventive. predictive and remedial maintenance. etc. lubrication. Preventive maintenance is undertaken before need for maintenance arises and aims at minimizing the anticipated breakdowns. Use of recommended Grades of oils 5. 13) There are two methods used namely-Which is the second one 1) Trend Monitoring. Restoration to recover deterioration 11) Predictive Maintenance is one of the modern approaches to preventive maintenance where in __________ are used to predict ____________ of machines & equipment. Maintenance is of three main categories: breakdown. Daily Maintenance – Cleaning.

Total productivity maintenance is practiced to improve the productivity of the equipment by minimizing the number of breakdowns and malfunctions. What is meant by planned/scheduled/productive maintenance and what emphasis it pays in maintaining the machine/equipment 4. Which enables them to reduce breakdowns. but much before the possible breakdown. Organizations have realized the importance of maintenance and its planning. State the objectives of maintenance management? 2.In the Condition based maintenance (also known as Dynamic predictive maintenance or Diagnostic maintenance) the plant is maintained just after some problems arisen. What is predictive maintenance? What are its advantages over preventive maintenance? 13. 14. Distinguish between preventive and breakdown maintenance 12. CBM is a continuous or periodic measurement and interpretation of data to indicate the condition of an item to determine the need for maintenance. Outline the various types of maintenance 3. What is condition based maintenance. Where this type is applicable. What are the important functions of maintenance department 5. Explain briefly the condition based monitoring methods 15. What are the characteristics & objectives of breakdown/corrective maintenance? 7. What are the advantages of Planned Maintenance? 6. Describe the procedures of preventive maintenance program 10.6 Answers . Discuss the advantages and limitations of preventive maintenance 11. What are the advantages and disadvantages of condition based maintenance? 5.5 Terminal Questions 1. accidents and minimizing the costs of maintenance activities? 5. Define preventive maintenance and state its objectives 9. What are the advantages & disadvantages of breakdown/corrective maintenance? 8.

(4) No organised efforts to find out reasons 10.3.4. Refer 5. Refer 5. Cyclic operation 5.1 & 5.4 4. Predetermined schedule 7.4 . Not occur.4 8. measurement 13. anticipated failure 12. d) All the above 2. Refer 5. d) Replacing the faulty machine when it starts malfunctioning 3. Sensitive instruments. Refer 5.4.3.2 7.4.3 & 5.Self Assessment Questions 1.3. (4) Establishes the work-load for the crew 8.4.2 5. Refer 5. (3) Check all the machines at firmed up time intervals 11.2 6.3. (4) RM may not provide the service specified by the manufacturer 6.3 3. Refer 5. Refer 5.2. Condition Checking & Monitoring Terminal Questions 1.4. Until they fail 9.4.2 2. Refer 5. c) Reduction of noise levels and vibrations 4.4.

6 14. Refer 5.5. Refer 5.9. Refer 5.4.4.7 12.6.Refer 5.5 13.4.4 Copyright © 2011 SMU Powered by Sikkim Manipal University . Refer 5.6.6 11. Refer 5.4.6.4.4.4.3 & 5.4. Refer 5.4 10.4.4.5 & 5.1 15.4.4. .

6 Planning System 6.10 Planning Preventive & Predictive Maintenance.13 Six Maintenance Scheduling Principles 6.3 Planning Vision & Mission 6.1 Introduction Objectives 6.OM0006-Unit-06-Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Unit-06-Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Structure: 6.16 Answers 6.1 Introduction .8 Productivity.14 Summary of Maintenance Scheduling 6.12 Maintenance scheduling principles 6.2 Functions of Maintenance Planning 6.9 Maintenance Planning Principles 6.11 Summary of Maintenance Planning 6.15 Terminal Questions 6.4 Functions of Maintenance Planner 6. Project work 6.7 How much Planning will help? 6. Specialization & Coordination of Planning 6.5 Benefit of Planning 6.

storeroom support. By implementing fundamental planning and scheduling system. engineers. are included in the job plans. are the subjects being discussion. as they leverage their expertise into job plans. teamwork. and other vendors to cater to the common maintenance tasks on critical equipment and safety equipment. data collection and research of certain processes etc. Planning concentrates on adding value. performance. consideration of reliability maintenance as preventive maintenance. and project maintenance is essential. The planner should also give more attention to critical equipment and safety areas. planners. shops. Objectives: After studying this unit you shall be able to · Prepare a plan for maintenance · Analyse the benefits of planning for maintenance · Examine the principles of maintenance planning . tool rooms. it is preferred for the organization to become a procedure-based one with teams of experienced technicians. Planning and scheduling promotes labor productivity by examining potential delays and scheduling work. and maintenance measurement. management. The plant has better control over work that is scheduled. To achieve the desired maintenance efficiency. In addition. If detailed procedures and checklists contribute to better reliability. The planning system is designed with procedures to be followed over time through a systematic job plans. and safety. control of inventories. Where does planning fit into? What principles make it work? How planning is required to be done? How to provide additional resources for planners and personnel for maintenance activities? Etc. Planning does not solve everything. predictive maintenance. planning is very essential.All manufacturing units having varieties of machineries and equipments require maintenance to keep them up in good working conditions and for sustaining and achieving higher productivity. tool room facilities. The final improvement to over 50% can be achieved through special aids. qualified personnel. tools. Other tools used are work order system. Here procedure already in the file or important information that persons who worked on that equipment have recorded previously. communication. but certainly brings together many aspects of maintenance. leadership. organizations could improve maintenance productivity to about 40%.

· Once the work order is received.3 Planning Vision & Mission The mission of planning revolves around doing the right jobs that are ready to go. 6. The work plan includes a job scope. · Maintenance planning brings together or coordinates the effort of many other aspects of maintenance. procedure for accomplishing task and identify any parts and special tools required. · Planner does preparatory planning for the crew supervisor and craft persons who executes the work. For this the maintenance planning will have the following functions: · Coordinating mechanism within the maintenance department. · Crew personnel are then assigned the job for execution and avoid problems such as delays stemming by insufficient skills/ not having required materials or tools. For ex: Planner has to judge whether the defective valve should be repaired or replaced. identification of craft skill required. · The planner identifies appropriate materials for the specified job and checks whether they are available or be specially obtained. the maintenance planning initiates action. . To prepare a job in advance. · The planner specifies appropriate craft skills required for that particular job. 6. a planner develops a work plan after receiving a work request. Coordinating function is the key to achieve competitive edge. thus enabling a better control over their work. and labor time estimate.2 Functions of Maintenance Planning Maintenance management uses planning as a tool to reduce unnecessary job delays through advance preparation.· Distinguish between preventive and breakdown maintenance planning. · The planned information gives the supervisors a reference for expected work and time for completion and helps to have a control through on problems that might lessen productivity. · The planner considers the proper scope of work for the job. The work plan is nothing but the information a planner makes ready for the technician to execute the work. · The time estimates made by planner gives the idea to crew personnel to judge how much work is assigned and what work is there.

The entire maintenance organization should be committed to schedule proactive works. 6) The planner reserves such required parts in the store to ensure their availability.The planning mission states “Doing the right jobs & ready to go”. parts. It also involves identifying the actual work scope. . bearings etc) along with their identification numbers. Doing the right jobs involves job priorities. without wasting time. 7) If parts are not in the inventory. clearances. seals. 4) Planners evolve good planning methodology that increases maintenance productivity. 2) The planner writes work instructions on how to do the job. planner initiate action to organize and get them. for easy understanding and identifying the proper parts for his next work. Arrange parts required to be placed in a convenient location nearer to the job site before the job starts. arrangements are ready. tools. 3) With preparatory work. Work plans avoid anticipated delays. 5) The planner writes a job plan that identifies parts needed (such as gaskets. With proper planning or preparation efforts for each job.4 Functions of Maintenance Planner 1) Maintenance planning involves identifying parts and tools that are necessary for maintenance jobs. 9) Planner provide a bill of materials or an illustrated parts diagram both to the stores person and craft men. release of the work orders to proceed etc. 6. A work crew is ready to go immediately to scheduled work assignments as all instructions. A planning mission statement is: “To increase the Maintenance crew’s ability to complete the work orders quickly”. method of maintenance. work involved. crew starts their work as per job. so that technicians need not wait for parts to arrive. and it controls and coordinates and brings resources to leverage productivity. Planning is Information central. planning sets the stage for the maintenance force to act upon quickly. improve on past jobs. considering the safety aspects of the job. but ready handle judiciously the reactive type of work also. crew schedules. and allow advance scheduling through which the supervisors will assign and control the proper amount of work.

the maintenance process has the following steps: 1) Receives request from the concerned section for the maintenance work. 3) Planner evolves a system and procedure for each type of maintenance work. 11) Planner identifies special tools needed by the craft man for maintenance activities and reserve such tooling and other accessories at the place of work. resulting benefit achieved are the improved productivity and overall effectiveness or efficiency in maintenance.5 Benefit of Planning As planning consists of arranging parts and the necessary tools for maintenance work and provide necessary guidelines by use all the inputs effectively through a maintenance system. craft and skill level required. time estimates.10) Planner is required to coordinate with vendors & ensure material supply along with the quality control on vendor supplies. Hence the purpose of planning is to focus on high productivity through an organized planning & scheduling principles. 5) Creates data and information on machineries and equipment and its maintenance methodology for future reference and analysis. Institute a control system that contributes to managing productivity. specify job scope. 2) Planner plans work order. fork lifts. 6.7 How Much Planning Will Help? a) Tangible Help: • Planning provides tangible help for organization to achieve: . 4) Skill levels and time estimates on jobs and proper scheduling are included in the subject work order. 6. 12) Planner will arrange material handling equipments like crane. 7) Prepares Schedules for maintenance works and follow track until complete. 6) Establishes through work order system. procedures for assigning proper amount of work to all the skilled/unskilled crews. pallets etc for easy movement of identified parts and tools to work site in advance. 6. anticipated parts & tools. with identification numbers.6 Planning System In a proper planning system.

-Extra labor power can be reallocated to added value activities. also known as wrench time. intangible benefits of planning were seen in providing a better control of maintenance work. thus using the freed 10 trained personnel for other productivity improvement activities. The practical result of planning-example: In a power station. But it proved the other way as seen from the above examples. where the management created an exclusive planning group.-Amount of work accomplished rises. Crew will plan their work and then executes. thus frees technicians for more productive work. b) Improving the Wrench Time and Productivity · Work activities are classified differently. In addition. The industry’s average productive maintenance time was less than 30% (the measure of wrench time) when a typical maintenance technician has spent less than 20% on the real work and it is found that the balance time is spent on other nonproductive tasks. Analysis of the nonproductive time is one of the most valuable work-sampling. could achieve a remarkable reliable plant capacity within a year through superior availability and a drastic improvement in work force productivity. Improvement here was only possible with the planning in place. To determine if any of the delay time could be avoidable requires planner’s assistance for analyzing such nonproductive time.8 Productivity. · The maximum performance target for wrench time was shown at an average of around 55%. 6. where in the planning addresses and reduces delays. Further if there are three crews working with . -Work force is freed up. c) “World class” wrench time · Statistical work sampling studies measures productive time. one can calculate and measure the actual amount of increased maintenance productivity. Practically the total maintenance work was completed by 35 personnel as compared to previous year’s statistics of using around 45 personnel for the same output. Is this wrench time a reality? Instances are there in which experienced workforce moved from average 35% wrench time to 55% with fine tuned planning. • • Through proper planning. Specialization & Coordination of Planning a) The specific benefit of planning in Wrench time improvements · There are organizations who feel that the planning work is part and parcel of the maintenance crew.

for which they train and maintain separate groups of mechanics. 4) Planner expertise dictates job estimates. and instrument technicians. b) Specialization and Productivity: · Experienced crew are specializing in a particular field and achieving the specified goals.9 Maintenance Planning Principles The principles or paradigms that are evolved over the maintenance mission will profoundly affect planning. There is a methodology of work measurement what is commonly known as wrench time and this frequently misunderstood principle and hence must be made clear to everyone concerned. These principles must be understood by all concerned to have effective planning process. recognizing skill of the craftsman and measuring performance must be understood by every one concerned with production. Six principles greatly contribute to the overall success of planning. electricians. But experience has shown that a single planner can plan maintenance jobs for more than 20 persons. Specialization increases productivity per person. 1) Company organizes planners into a separate department. then total productivity is 100 % [2x 50% +0= 100%. Industry to this day continues to use specialization. 6. the other two crew reached a wrench time of 50%. 2) Planners concentrate on future work.wrench time of 30%. 3) Planners base their files on the component level of systems. Loading these specialists to achieve higher wrench times also requires a sound planning and proper coordination. 5) Planners recognize the skill of the crafts. which spells the importance of planning jobs for maintenance. The principles of having planning as a separate department in order to focus on the future work and consequent use of planner’s expertise to create estimates. which is essential for a competitive edge. Each principle identifies important crossroads. Decisions making at each crossroads on the alternative ways to conduct planning and execute is essential and ultimate success of planning depends on this situational oriented decision. and if one is allocated to planning job and with whose instance. as compared to 3x30=90%]. .

or other helpful information so that future work plans and schedules might be improved. The Planning Department concentrates on future work and provide the crew to plan their work in advance and remove backlogs · After job completion. feedback is given by the lead technician or supervisor to the Planning Department. The file system enables planners to utilize equipment data and information and their experience on previous work to prepare and improve work plans. · Because planning contributes to scheduling. secure file system based on equipment tag numbers. The supervisor has an obligation to complete the assigned work in an expeditious manner with a minimum of interruptions · The crew focuses exclusively on executing assigned work. · Planners use personal experience and develop work plans to avoid anticipated work delays and quality or safety problems. . Principle 2: [Focus on Future Work] · The vision of planning is to increase labor productivity by preparing the jobs in advance. · The planners must be engaged in preparing work that has not yet begun. The feedback consists of any problems.6) Work sampling of direct work time provide measure of planning effectiveness. Matching identify tags on the machineries are also arranged. Principle 1: [The Company organizes planners into a separate department] · The planners are organized into a separate department from craft maintenance crews to facilitate specialization in planning and focus on future work. which helps planners to become specialized in all the tools and techniques of planning · Planners need to work closely to ensure proper execution of work with consistency. plan changes. The planners ensure that the feedback information is properly filed to aid future work. Principle 3: [Component Level Files] · Planning maintains a simple. · Planners report to a different supervisor/ lead planner who will be responsible to provide direction and ensure consistency within the planning group. the lack of planning effort may decrease the number of work assignments to crew members · The company organizing planners to a separate group. especially on repetitive maintenance tasks.

The planner’s responsibility is to firm up the scope of the work request including clarification of the originator’s intent wherever necessary. · Plant must choose from among its best craft persons to be planners. · Supervisors must train technicians with deficient skills and give proper support and guidance · Technicians must execute the job precisely as planned for three reasons.· The majority of maintenance tasks are repetitive over a period of time. · This principle dictates that planners depend on the workforce being sufficiently skilled when he is putting a minimum level of detail into the initial job plans. The planner calls for a minimum craft skill on a job plan. · The planner then plans the general strategy of the work (such as repair or replace) and includes procedure if it is not already there in the file. The plan dictates the skill set necessary to accomplish the work given the state of the job plan. · Craft technicians use their expertise to make the specified repair or replacement. · Routine maintenance offers the highest potential for planner contribution to company success because more intricate or unusual maintenance tasks receives necessary help from plant engineering department Principle 5: [Recognize the Skill of the Crafts] · The Planning Department recognizes the skill of the crafts. These planners rely greatly upon their personal skill and experience in addition to existing information in the files to develop job plans. · Planners give information to supervisor for scheduling control. . The planners and technicians work together over repeated jobs to develop better procedures and checklists. · Supervisors and plant engineers are trained to access these files to gather information they need with minimal planner assistance. File cost information assists in making repair or replace decisions. The planners also use their own expertise to formalize best practices on individual job plans. Principle 4: [Estimates Based on Planner Expertise] · Planners use personal experience and file information to develop work plans to avoid anticipated work delays after considering quality and safety problems. Any recommended deviations from the job plan must be approved by planning before execution.

clearance. These reduce the incidence of reactive maintenance work and to increase plant reliability. The time that employees spend at their job sites working is called direct or productive work. statistical observational techniques & study. Delays such as waiting for assignment. and project work and their relationship to the development of the planning principles and practices are discussed here. This principle holds that delays in technician’s job should be avoided. a) Preventive Maintenance [PM] and Planning · The planning department studies and issues PM’s schedules and reviews them periodically. parts.· Finally. Wrench time is measured accurately with a properly structured. instructions. Starting with a basic system. . coordination with other crafts. What is actually important is the analysis of the nonproductive time. predictive maintenance. 6. · Principle 6 dictates that measuring how much time craft technicians actually spend on their job site versus other activities performed such as obtaining parts or tools. This determines the effectiveness of the maintenance planning program. planners visualize the types of work orders to be released for preventive maintenance tasks for the next week. Wrench time is the proportion of available time-to-work time during which the craft technicians are on productive working on a job site. · Work sampling to determine wrench time gives this measure of how much planning is helping in the process. Planning can adopt preferred maintenance for higher effectiveness. Wrench time analysis is an indicator. not the control of planning or the work force. travel.10 Planning Preventive & Predictive Maintenance. tools. the planning system counts on the skilled technicians giving feedback on job plans so that their expertise and the planner’s expertise both contribute to adding information to future plans. Principle 6: [Measure Performance with Work Sampling] · Wrench time is the primary measure of workforce efficiency and of planning and scheduling effectiveness. or equipment information are all deducted. · Measuring wrench time thus gives an overall indication of how well the other principles have been implemented or accepted. Projects The concepts and importance of preventive maintenance.

· The scope should extend beyond simple repair and replacement of parts to improve equipment reliability as well.e. Planning for parts encourages the replacement of fasteners based on the technician’s decisions. · PdM technology greatly moves the plant’s reliability upward as the predictions in predictive maintenance show an important capacity for growth in accuracy. on the work done. · Cleanliness helps reduce contamination sources and such clean surfaces to reveal the presence of new leaks. · PM plans should specify torque requirements or attach torque charts where appropriate and include torque wrenches as a special tool. · The planner should allow some extra time in the work order on all PM work for making unspecified excessive cleaning. or minor repairs. Lubrication. The dirt and grime also add undesirable insulation conditions that may affect equipment performance. Predictive maintenance (PdM) uses technology not available to the regular maintenance work force. the technician is empowered to make any minor equipment adjustments or minor repairs during execution of the PM. · The planner must receive feedback to improve the PM work order itself. repairs. · This requirement of corrective maintenance is ‘TLC’ i. tightening of bolts. and duration. · Lubrication is important part of a PM program. . Tightness. and Cleanliness. The plan should also list anticipated parts and special tools. b) Predictive Maintenance [PdM] and Planning · Planning plans and schedules PdM work orders. lubrications etc. which are contributing to more than 50% of all breakdowns. work hours. · Emphasis in all PMs is to inspect the equipment for abnormal situations. PM plans can include rags for wiping and removing old grease when parts are dissembled. small adjustments. For this. as improper lubrication leads to total damage to equipment.· A planner should plan each of the PMs with scope and craft requirements such as numbers of persons. PdM personnel make the call on the creation of new work orders. Many do value assigning with experienced personnel to perform PM work orders. · Planners should also review the histories and feedback from all work orders to determine if additional PM work orders are needed. For ex: tightening of fasteners in the coupling if he found they are loose.

Each principle resolves a crossroads decision that affects the planning effort. Plants treat projects as outages and planned as long-range scheduling. Consideration of six basic principles greatly boosts the planning program efforts toward success. The application of maintenance planning makes possible the dramatic improvement in maintenance productivity. with active participation and assistance from the planning group. the company has to make a decision regarding alternate ways to conduct planning. · Planners must vigorously pursue collecting documentation to establish files and also overview position regarding the project replacement or overhaul. or other rebuild tolerances. bearing clearances. The planning effort has mainly focused on making individual jobs ready to go by identifying and planning around potential delays. At each crossroads. c) Project Work and Planning · Similar to PdM. · Planners should insist that PdM uses the same equipment tag numbers for ease communication problems.11 Summary of Maintenance Planning Effective maintenance is vital to provide reliable plant capacity. but difference is in the larger nature of projects. · The PdM group can update the technology of the maintenance force.· Planners must accept PdM work orders for jobs and translate them into the appropriate scope for the maintenance crews. 6. planning group plans and schedules work orders to implement projects as regular jobs. · Planners should insist to utilize standards set by PdM for certain jobs. . · Planners should be able to estimate and commit the project schedules with plant engineering and scheduler assistance. · Planners should facilitate PdM when work on equipment is in process. The decision the company makes regarding each situation determines the ultimate success of planning. so that PdM personnel may quickly climb the learning curve. · Plant normally has the personnel to implement such maintenance project work with the productivity prescribed in the planning and scheduling system. which involves alignment criteria.

gave a clear picture of how technicians are completing their work. 6. and shutdown Wrench time concept of measuring the work for each hour of the day. When work orders are received. the principles or paradigms in order to evolve effective scheduling will come through effective planning process. Because most jobs are repetitive. The analysis revealed that the large delay times not only for parts. focusing on future work. recognizing the skill of the crafts. break. Plnners must possess the experience of top level technicians in order to scope jobs. Maintenance needed certain methodology to assigning enough work through the planning process. . or travel categories. Only when planning keeps a separate file for each piece of equipment. and measuring planning performance with work sampling for technician’s direct work time. Wrench time will measure whether the objectives of planning are met or not in reducing job delays.The principle of having planning as a separate department. using planner expertise to create estimates. The principles used for planning and scheduling are for achieving the forecasted skill levels. it is practical to retrieve information when needed. file history help technicians to avoid previously faced problems. are all in the total system.12 Maintenance Scheduling Principles Scheduling principles envisages the vision. Planners need to avoid continually being interrupted to resolve problems for jobs already under way. . The planned work packages increases the maintenance department’s ability to complete work orders effectively. the technicians would scope out the jobs with their social & other times. the schedules and job priorities for every forecasted work available. The crews worked on the planned jobs and work sampling study made on it indicated a wrench time of 25% only and further plant could do better job if improved upon. They solved the problems by addressing symptomatic of tools. but also exists for excessive startup. parts availability problems or not properly planning issues Companies placed an emphasis on planning and also they doubled the parts availability in stores to reduce ordering needs. which is discussed below. utilize files. lunch. efficiently. and then measure schedule compliances. allowing the crew supervisor to handle day’s work. tools. having component level files. and safely. instructions. Planners need to focus on future work not yet begun. and estimate times adequately. This aligning of the work to accomplish the desired effective and efficient maintenance led to the principles of scheduling.

Does the job require mechanics or machinists? Does the job require three helpers to assist a certified electrician? Etc that are necessary for advance scheduling. 2. if required while assigning individuals to execute job plan. Principle 1: [Planners plan the jobs for lowest required skill levels] § Essential part of Principle 1 is that job plans identify the lowest skill necessary to complete the work with the contention that the supervisor will have higher skill capability also. It also ensures that a sufficient and the right work are assigned. and job duration. Each principle sets guidelines on how the maintenance should handle different scheduling process. · The priority may be reviewed periodically and adjusted in coordination with crew. The appropriate priority for the work is based on established plant guidelines. lowest required craft skill level.Routine maintenance needs the use of principles. The entire plant must respect the importance of schedules and job priorities. Schedule assigns planned work for every forecasted work hour available. 3. § Job plans provide information about the number of persons required.13 Six Maintenance Scheduling Principles Six principles that greatly contribute to the overall success of scheduling are: 1. 6. · Advance scheduling of enough work for the entire week sets the goal for maximum utilization of the available craft hours. 4. Crew supervisor matches personnel skills and tasks 6. craft work hours per level. Plant priority plays a larger role in creating the schedule of work and all involved should treat it as a serious matter. Principle 2 [Entire plant respect the importance of schedules and job priorities] · Weekly and daily schedules must be adhered to by the crew as per the priorities mentioned in the work orders to prevent undue interruption in schedules. planners and the plant manager. provides the measure of scheduling effectiveness. . Crew supervisors forecast available work hours one week ahead by the highest skills available. as they create a framework for successful scheduling of planned work. Schedule compliance of wrench time. Planners plan the jobs for lowest required skill levels. 5.

· Scheduler uses a forecast of maximum capabilities of the crew for coming week. · Crew supervisor matches personnel skills and tasks. · First two principles are the prerequisites of the principle-3 scheduling · Scheduler selects the week’s worth of work from the overall plant backlog. and information from job plans. · Over assigning and under assigning work are common and acceptable in industries. Principle 5: [The crew supervisor matches personnel skills and tasks] · Crew supervisor develops a daily schedule one day in advance using current job progress. Principle 3 [Develops week’s schedule for each crew & craft hours required] · Develops a week’s schedule for each crew based on craft hours required. new high priority. · Scheduling plan is for performing all the works available in the system. it is better to delay identified job in full rather than completing half. . crew work load is 1000 worthy labour hours.e. and reactive jobs as a guide. after considering the tasks that are being interrupted · Principle 4 brings all the three previous scheduling principles together. If a true emergency arises. job priorities. · Preference is given to completing the higher priority work by utilizing whatever skills available than working on completing the lower priority work.· Inefficiency peeps through the interruption by low priority jobs coming in way of urgent jobs progressing. · Consideration is also given to multiple jobs on the same equipment or system and of proactive versus reactive work available. As these may cause unique problems it is better to be avoided. This includes proactive work. · Scheduler also uses job priority and job plan information. · Scheduler assigns work plans for the crew to execute during the following week for 100% of the forecasted hours i. It allows for emergencies/high priority/ reactive jobs by scheduling sufficient amount of work hours. forecast of highest skill. Principle 4: [A week’s schedule will assign work for all the available work hour] · A week’s schedule will assign work for the total work hours.

. Work sampling or wrench time is the best measure of scheduling performance. assigns work for all available labour hours. This increases flexibility in choosing jobs. · Schedule compliance is the measure of adherence to the one week schedule and its effectiveness. Maintenance dept also tracks schedule compliance. Work sampling or wrench time studies quantify delays & gives measures of planning and scheduling effectiveness. or technician instructions · Scheduling aims at reducing delays. tools.· Crew supervisor handles the current day’s work and any other problems in emergency maintenance · Although individual jobs show a wide variance between planned and actual times.14 Summary of Maintenance Scheduling Maintenance management must consider main scheduling in the maintenance planning strategy to avoid problems of improved efficiency. Adhering to schedules is important as interrupting jobs leads to overall inefficiency. 6. and track schedule compliance. scheduler to develop schedule in advance. job plans must plan for the lowest required skill level. it relatively balances by week end. Knowing of the lowest skills required for jobs and the highest skills available allows developing a schedule with proper work for the week. The priority system must properly identify the right jobs to start. In case of delay in actual job progress and the incidence of unexpected reactive work in place. He will ensure that each technician receives assignments totalling to full day’s work Principle 6: [Wrench time is the primary measure of workforce efficiency] · Wrench time is the primary measure of workforce efficiency and of planning and scheduling effectiveness. crew supervisor is the best judge to create the daily crew work schedule. allow crew supervisors to make daily schedules. · Planning individual jobs can reduce delays such as waiting to obtain certain parts. When setting craft and time requirements. · Each day the crew supervisor assigns the next day’s work to each technician. Six basic principles form the foundation of successful scheduling and make schedules and priority systems important.

A planning mission statement may be: …………………………………. and works such as preventive maintenance/ breakdown work and release of the work orders to proceed. Principles 1 and 2 are prerequisites for scheduling. Maintenance management uses planning as a tool to reduce …………………. This involves job priorities. Out of the maintenance planning functions. Self Assessment Questions 1. . 3. . To prepare a job in advance. which one is not relevant? · Coordinating mechanism within the maintenance department. 5... 2. Hence use of planned and scheduled work packages increases the maintenance department’s ability to complete work orders effectively. The planning mission statement could be ……………………………. a planner develops a …………… after receiving a work request. Principles 3 through 5 establish basis of scheduling process. · To arrest the leakages and keep up the lubrication system · The planner specifies the appropriate craft skills required for that particular job. crew schedules. and safely. efficiently. through advance preparation. In the maintenance process given below which one not the step to be considered. Principle 6 sets overall indicators for scheduling control. 4. The planners and crew had to deal differently with urgent reactive work by developing job plans for reactive work. · A maintenance planner does preparatory planning for the craft persons · The planner identifies appropriate materials for the specified job and checks whether they are available or must be specially obtained. · Crew personnel are assigned the job for execution · The time estimates are made by planner · Maintenance planning brings together or coordinates the effort of many other aspects of maintenance. Further working to the maintenance planning based on the six planning principles along with the six scheduling principles will help improve the productivity.Schedule based on the wrench time has to be practiced.

b) A planner plans the work order by specifying job scope.. as well as specifying anticipated parts and tools. 8. Wrench time is the primary measure …………………………………………… Wrench time is the proportion of available time to. . Which is sixth one? a) The company organizes planners into a separate department. b) The work force is freed up. g) He establishes through work order system. per person 9. . with all their identification numbers. Specialization increases ………………………. c) Planners base their files on the component level of systems. also known as wrench time. procedures for assigning proper amount of work to all the skilled/unskilled crews h) Prepares Schedules for the maintenance works and follow track until complete.a) Receives request from the concerned section for the maintenance work. Fill in (c) below: a) The amount of work accomplished rises. Statistical work sampling studies measures ……………. c) Planner evolves a system and procedure for each type of maintenance work d) Skill levels and time estimates on jobs and proper scheduling are included in the subject work order. c) ……………………………………………… 7. b) Planners concentrate on future work.work time during which the craft technicians are on productive working on a job site. d) Planner expertise dictates job estimates. Six principles greatly contribute to overall success of planning. craft and skill level required. 6. Planning provides tangible help. time estimates. e) Fix up the wages for each of the work based on the skill level f) Creates data and information on all machineries and equipment and its maintenance methodology for future reference and analysis.

a. Planners plan the jobs for lowest required skill levels. Crew supervisors forecast available work hours one week ahead by the highest skills available. ……………………………………………. c. and project work to lessen the ……………………. and such clean surfaces to reveal the presence of new leaks. Explain briefly the functions of maintenance planning.e) Planners recognize the skill of the crafts. ……. Cleanliness helps reduce ……………. Fill in the missing principle. b. 12. predictive maintenance. ………. for every forecasted work available. The entire plant must respect the importance of schedules and job priorities. 6. Just as in planning. ………. six principles that greatly contribute to the overall success of scheduling are discussed below. d.15 Terminal Questions 1. The PdM technology has the potential of greatly moving the plant’s ………. which are contributing to more than 50% of all breakdowns. work and to increase plant reliability. e. Companies strive to do more preventive maintenance. allowing the crew supervisor to handle day’s work. and then measure schedule compliances 15. 14.e.. Improper lubrication leads to total ………. 3.. This requirement of corrective maintenance is ‘TLC’ i. 11.. Why planning process is essential for efficient maintenance management? 2.. 10. The principles used for planning and scheduling are for achieving the forecasted higher skill levels. f) ………………………………………. 13. to equipment. The crew supervisor matches personnel skills and tasks] f. Schedule compliance joins wrench time to provide the measure of scheduling effectiveness. What are the benefits of maintenance planning? ... upward as the predictions involved in predictive maintenance show an important capacity for growth in accuracy. ………………….

5. 9.no:4)To arrest the leakages and keep up the lubrication system 3. and Cleanliness .16 Answers Self Assessment Questions 1.4. Incidence of reactive maintenance 11. What is wrench time? How it is recognized as a maintenance work measure? 6. The extra labor power can be reallocated to added value activities. Explain as to how the maintenance planning will help improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the organization 5. 7. Doing right jobs which are ready to go 4. Work plan 2. Explain how the specialization in areas of maintenance will help improve the productivity of the maintenance crew. Productive time. Explain briefly the planning approaches in preventive and predictive maintenance processes. no: e) Fix up the wages for each of the work based on the skill level 6. Explain briefly how the use of six principles will greatly contribute to the overall success of scheduling 6. workforce efficiency and of planning and scheduling effectiveness. What are the maintenance planning principles? How they contribute to the success of planning? 8. Unnecessary job. Why scheduling after proper planning is essential for effective maintenance and meeting the dead line and avoid delays? 10. 7. “To increases the Maintenance Department’s ability to complete work orders quickly”. 8. Productivity 9. Tightness. (sl. (sl. Lubrication. Work sampling for direct work time provides the primary measure of planning effectiveness 10.

1 2. (For d): The schedule assigns planned work for every forecasted work hour available.10 a & b 9. Contamination sources. Refer 6.2 3.13 Copyright © 2011 SMU Powered by Sikkim Manipal University .7 5. Reliability 14. damage 13. Refer 6. Terminal Questions 1. Refer 6.9 8. Refer 6.12 10. Refer 6.7 (c) 6.5 4. . The schedules and job priorities 15. Refer 6.Refer 6. Refer 6.12. Refer 6.8 (b) 7. Refer 6.

process and systems. Using a state-of-the-art maintenance management.1 Introduction Automating the maintenance program is a complex task as it requires integrating of people.OM0006-Unit-07-Universel Maintenance Practices Unit-07-Universel Maintenance Practices Structure: 7.1 Introduction Objectives 7.10 Terminal Questions 7.3 Organization & Processes 7. The new system will become a platform for continuous improvement and will generate long term benefits .6 Work Measurement for High-Productivity Maintenance Universal Maintenance Standards [UMS] Five Levels of Data in Ums 7.2 Planner’s Function in Maintenance & Benefits 7.7 ACE Team Benchmarking Process 7.4 Benefits of using ‘UMS’ with Planner’s Functions 7.9 Summary 7.8 Overall Craft Effectiveness & its Measurement 7. organizations have tried and tested different approaches for bringing changes that can result in improvements in both the function and the cost.11 Answers 7.5 Universal Principles for higher Productive Maintenance 7.

especially when sophisticated high tech machineries and equipments are used for production. · Explain the benefits of UMS · Adopt the ACE system of Benchmarking 7. For achieving the above said prerequisites. principles and theory of new measurement techniques. Use of the state of art principles. theory. How the Maintenance.2 Planner’s Function In Maintenance & Benefits The planner’s role is varied in nature such as: maintain a backlog of ready-to-work jobs for each technician. cost reduction and its measurement 5. are the concepts. Engineering or Industrial Engineering managers spearhead their achievements of dramatic productivity improvements by adopting different methods of work measurements in managing and controlling their activities. Adopting ACE system for benchmarking and improvements 4. Achieving excellence in Maintenance Engineering and Management Objectives: After studying this unit you shall be able to: · Outline the functions to be performed by the maintenance planner. field checks jobs when . as the maintenance represents variable operating cost which includes physical plant value.The analysis and application of work measurements to ensure improved productivity and cost reduction in maintenance should be the prime consideration by the management. maintenance labour. some of which are listed below: 1. materials and overhead. close communication with supervisors. systems and techniques of Universal Maintenance Standards [UMS] 2. Improving Wrench time of the Crew in Maintenance 6. Implementing new techniques of measurement. Benchmarking the best practices 3. satisfied customers. Higher productivity maintenance means better customer service. higher quality. Improving the Overall craft effectiveness [OCE] for productivity. on-time delivery and ultimately. a detail analysis and adopting certain state of art principles and improve maintenance productivity are all the focus areas for the above said disciplines.

the same can be raised to around 80% when a planning function is integrated with UMS times to work together.3 Organization & Processes The tasks for a maintenance work measurement program fall into two categories namely 1) Organization and 2) Process a) Organization with planner in the forefront Planner maintains and allocates the work and knows all the ratios required for accomplishing the jobs and have good maintenance skills and experience and capabilities to work as the ultimate expert system. 7. unrealized opportunity etc. . materials. Planners develop all the data. issue of stores taking too long. are validated.needed. time reporting on the performance including delays. cost of the items. and make available to the crew a set of basic processes and craft operations for the process before establishing bench marks. based on a formal planning function and the Universal Maintenance Standards. verifies priority. Importance of work measurement and the standard for the job should be established. b) Processes Processes involve data development and work order planning. requisitions non-stock or out-of-stock items. etc as well as the stores process to check the inventory value. crew size. do the training. and time to do the work. Hence the measurement provides information to determine the savings potential and also justify the maintenance work measurement program. or too many stock-outs. 7. identifies special tools. life cycle cost reductions d) on time completion of jobs e) continuous improvements f) improved service to customers. plans safety requirements. crafts needed. plans work content. While the maintenance departments without planners can achieve around 50-60% Productivity. In addition the resultant productivity improvement that accrues are the benefits to organization in a) cost reductions b) downtime reduction.4 Benefits of Using ‘Ums’ with Planner’s Functions It is found that when a planner’s function is integrated with the UMS resultant impact is of improving the overall maintenance effectiveness. The planner also develops bench marks and maintains the data library. They can also establish a computerized maintenance management system. The normal ratio of planners to technicians used is 20 to 30:1. Both the planners and the maintenance crew should examine to see how the UMS times could be applied.

d) Customer/Service Relationship The customer decides what is needed from an operational viewpoint. It is universal. 7.6 Work Measurement for High-Productivity Maintenance 7. This principle is also universal. The standard crew size is one and any other size is exceptions to the general rule. Frederick Taylor’s principle applies to all work. but also helps growth in value added processes. and maintenance decides how the service should be provided. f) Timeliness Large maintenance jobs are divided into smaller work orders. Together the customer and maintenance crew decide the priority (based on resources available) and urgency of each task compared to other existing current works. maintenance is no exception b) Measurement Before Control The measurement of an activity is basic to its control.6. if followed. They highlight problems or roadblocks for completion of the project.7. e) Crew Size The optimum crew size for a maintenance job is the smallest that can perform the work using a specific method and execute in a safe & efficient manner. Lord Kelvin saw this in his scientific investigation of the laws of physics. which can be accurately planned.1 Universal Maintenance Standards [UMS] . Timely accomplishment is also universal phenomenon. lead to the lasting results.5 Universal Principles for Higher Productive Maintenance There are several principles that. Hence the Universal Standards serve the special needs of maintenance work through the following principles: a) Scientific Principle Best productivity results when each worker has a definite job to do in a definite way within a definite time. c) Activity Responsibility The responsibility for each activity of a work order is necessary to ensure that the work order continues to move toward resolution without delay.

to what precision. service. machining. which in turn depends on: a) Nature of Maintenance works: In maintenance works. how much rust is present on them etc. then the time . If it is a low volume work done by multi skilled crew. is it realistic to measure. education or healthcare. This range of time is same in 95 % of situations and hence standard average time is applied and practiced 2) Work content comparison. to what volume of work etc. carpenter. b) Evolution of Universal Maintenance Standards (UMS) In the early 1950’s. sheet metal. instrument. custodial. government. Even though parts are different. industry or service enterprise. or one country. weld. There are at least four to five hundred different jobs. as these standards offered flexibility and could be applied not just in one location. For example. labour. finance. pipe. The combination of many elements requiring different maintenance tasks and varieties of skills warrants developing and maintain a library of enormous number of standards. HVAC. Hence breaking long jobs down into elements have resulted in a large number of elements. in each of skills of fourteen types of jobs: mechanical. Applying the specific standards to the daily maintenance workload requires answers for: which task standard is required. paint. Techniques: The UMS system is based on three important techniques: 1) Range-of-time. called ‘Universal Maintenance Standards’ (UMS). automotive. availability of such standards. time taken for threading a one-inch nut on to a bolt by hand operation takes almost same time like that of screwing in a light bulb into the holder. A simple task such as removing and replacing a part may take more or less time depending on how tight the bolts are. the motion pattern for two tasks may be same and also time to perform the work is almost the same. commercial. The range-of-time technique recognizes the variable nature of maintenance works. or tasks.The principles adopted for above said requirements are based on the application of work measurement in maintenance. engineers adopted new methods for analyzing and assigning standards to maintenance work. the result is that the crew does longer cycle work compared to other production workers. Each element requires further study followed by application of stopwatch time or a predetermined time system analysis to determine the exact time required for each through the method selected. utilities. If the time to perform similar tasks is known. some unique characteristics are revealed. but everywhere where maintenance work is performed –manufacturing. IT management etc. electrical. masonry.

whether the how clamping of part is done etc are recorded in the table for further use as standards. body motions. 7. distance moved. grasp. 3) Organizing the data UMS data is organized in a building block fashion. a planner is able to establish planning times for a large number of jobs using relative sample data of the benchmark jobs and publicise the data along with the step-by-step process. Each of these motions are recorded and these data becomes the established times for future reference and standardization. machining could be made available for the crew of maintenance 4) Bench Marks Using UMS. 2) basic operations.2 Five Levels of Data in Ums 1) Basic Motions The foundation of UMS data is the predetermined time system for basic motions. which are pooled as weld craft operations data. namely 1) basic motions. 3) Craft Operations Some operation times are unique to a certain craft. Five levels of data in the UMS library. Two widely used predetermined time systems are ‘Methods-Time Measurement’ and ‘Operation Sequence Technique’. 5) Spread Sheets. where work measures are dividing into basic motions such as reach. By using spread sheets. position and release. common to all crafts. becomes the standardization process and hence these are universally adopted. carpentry. Spread sheet fills the additional needs of finding quickly the . This system analyzes and classifies data into basic motions and establishes a relationship between the motions and the time required to perform them. 4) bench marks and 5) spread sheets. using the work content comparison technique is possible. move. electrical. engineers can typically apply standards to all maintenance work with bench marks covering all the crafts and through the use of spread sheets they can substantially reduce the data library compared to the one with direct standard method. 2) Basic Operations Basic motions are grouped together to form basic operations. The variables like weight of the part.6. pipefitting. Similar craft data for other skilled craft operations such as painting. 3) craft operations. For instance. machine settings and arc striking time etc.that can be applied to any other similar task with + or – 5%. welding operations are made up of manual handling.

Spreadsheets include brief descriptions of the benchmark jobs and represent pure wrench time. 7. outlines a new and highly recommended methodology for establishing ‘team-based maintenance performance standards’. which are then imposed on the maintenance force. material handling equipment. ACE Team Benchmarking Process parallels the UMS approach in that the range of time and the work content times for a representative number of benchmarked jobs are established. who have performed these jobs earlier and have requisite experience to improve upon them. The ACE System is used to develop maintenance performance standards. and in mechanical fields like Belt drives. job site time and allowances for personal. which are reliable and a well-accepted planning times for the entire maintenance crew. say within 95% confidence range. reasonable estimate of maintenance “work content” time from a group of experienced crafts people. reducers and gear boxes. These Benchmarked jobs are then arranged into different time categories on spreadsheets for various craft work areas. The allowances applied to these set times to get a single UMS time calculation for use by the crew. All work order times released for the jobs and it consists of four components: job preparation time. Ex: Benchmarking and firming up the task can be easily done in areas like lighting. supervisors and planners . have developed a bench marking process for the major work areas/types of maintenance operations. compressors. which is called as ‘Reliable Planning-Time standards’. in motors.appropriate one for an application or finding the right bench mark for comparison. This new Benchmarking Tool through ACE. clutches and brakes. bringing control systems. continuous improvement and the changing of times in performance and methods. a team of relatively small in number. the technique which was formulated and developed by the ‘The Maintenance Excellence Institute’ [TMEI]. in generators. and lubrication and service. area travel time. rest and minor unavoidable delays.7 ACE Team Benchmarking Process “A Consensus of Experts” (ACE). the standards are established. 2) Objective of ACE Team Benchmarking Process Objective is to determine the reliable planning times for a number of selected “benchmark” jobs and to gain a consensus on the predetermined work content time. 1) ACE System & UMS Using predetermined standard data. 3) ACE System: a Team-Based Approach ACE Team process is to obtain the most reliable. Spreadsheets are then provided for each work group having a time slots or range of times. Here the emphasis is placed on improving current repair methods.

as its application promotes a commitment to quality repair procedures. historical data. 6) The ACE System Supports Reliability Improvement: ACE Team process can contribute significantly to reliability.and provides an excellent means to evaluate repair method. scheduling. safety and quality b) Establish work content time for selected “benchmark jobs” for planners and others to use in developing reliable planning time.8 Overall Craft Effectiveness [OCE] & Its Measurement a) Craft Performance element of Overall Craft Effectiveness Determining the required standard hours of a technician require a trail run of the task under standard operating conditions. and engineered standards such as Universal standards. 7. technicians. a) Improve current repair methods. 5) ACE Team Benchmarking Process: ACE System is a true team-based process that utilizes skilled crafts people. Best practices such as effective maintenance planning/scheduling. b) Investment for Planners: The planner’s activity with the team approach of ACE system will establish maintenance performance standards. effective storerooms and . Other methods used include reasonable estimates. Labour standards will be the baseline for determining craft productivity and improved methods. planners and other knowledgeable people to do two things. manpower planning. safety practices. supervisors. Computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) could also be practiced. which will provide the management with a valuable input data for backlog determination. 4) Recommendation of ACE System ACE Team overcomes many inherent difficulties associated with developing maintenance performance standards and hence recommended as the standard process for modern maintenance management. budgeting and costing. risks analysis on jobs that leads to improvements. c) How OCE impacts the bottom line: Craft Labor Improving Overall Craft Effectiveness is getting maximum value from craft labor resources and higher craft productivity. preventive/predictive maintenance.

7. fire fighting mode Waiting on parts and searching parts or part information Waiting for asset info. This element includes quality of the actual work.e. where certain jobs possibly require a call back to the initial repair thus requiring another trip to fix it right the second . 9. 4. Effective planning/ scheduling is the key to increase wrench time and craft utilization. 20 to 30 % can be expected from more effective maintenance planning & scheduling.continuous parts support will all contribute to proactive. documentation etc. 2. repair instructions. 8. Waiting for the equipment to be shut down for work start Waiting for contractor support to arrive at job site Waiting on other crafts to finish their job Travelling to/from job site Make-ready. how efficient the hands-on craft work is done compared to an established planned time or performance standard. 3. Running from emergency to emergency in a reactive. h) Craft Service Quality (CSQ) Another element affecting the overall Craft Effectiveness relates to the quality of the repair. 5. drawings. e) Productive Wrench Time: Pure wrench time is just the actual output/work done and do not include the miscellaneous waste time caused due to any or many of the following: 1. Measuring and improving overall craft effectiveness (OCE) is one of the components of continuous improvements d) Effective Craft Utilization (CU): Craft Utilization or pure wrench time relates to measuring how effective the work is planned and craft resources scheduled so that these assets are doing value-added. shop clean up time Lack of effective planning and scheduling Craft Utilization (or wrench time) is measured as the ratio of: CU %=100x [Total Productive hours or wrench time]/ [Total craft hours allotted x amount paid] f) Improve Wrench Time original Significant tangible benefits can be realized by increasing the wrench time. productive work (wrench time). 6. planned maintenance and more productive “wrench time”. Craft performance is directly related to individual craft skills and overall trades experience. g) Craft Performance Another key element of OCE is the craft performance i. the personal motivation and effort of each craftsperson.

b) Benchmarking the best practices. In relation to OEE. For improving maintenance productivity. Organization should not indiscriminately cut craft labour resources when increase OCE is warranted. Craft Service Quality will suffer due to hasty repairs. If the internal core competency for maintenance is not present it must be regained and ensure that they are profit-centred maintenance providers by understanding clearly the UMS. . j) Think Profit-Centred Maintenance leaders and crafts people must develop the “profit” mindset to be competitive and stay in business. c) Adopting ACE system for benchmarking and improvements d) ……………………………………………………………. It is gained value that can be calculated and estimated and then measured. new techniques of measurement. K) Maintenance is For ever Maintenance is a core requirement for profitable survival and total operations success. patch jobs or inferior repair parts/materials. and a detail analysis of: a) Universal Maintenance Standards. Organizations should recognize maintenance as a core business requirement and should establish the necessary core competencies for survival. Profit-centred in-house maintenance in combination with the wise use of high quality contract maintenance services will be the key to the final evolution that occurs.time. When reliable data is present for all elements. Measuring and improving Overall Craft Effectiveness and the value received from improving craft assets is an important part of total asset management. then Overall Craft Effectiveness Factor can be determined by multiplying each of these three elements: Overall Craft Utilization = [Craft utilization (%) x Craft performance (%) x Craft service quality (%)] i) Where Can We Apply OCE Gained Value Maintenance operations that continually fight fires and react to emergency repairs never have enough time to cover all the work (core requirements) that needs to be done. OCE is increased people asset availability and capacity. implementation of certain state of art principles. the overall Craft Effectiveness and provide value added maintenance services all the time with a profit oriented approach Self Assessment Questions 1.

materials. have developed a bench marking process for the major work areas/types of operation.. and e) spread sheets. requisitions non-stock or out-of-stock items. plans crew size.. Contributes in meeting other goals and objectives in the strategic plan.. a team of relatively small number of representatives. . 4. …………………………………………… e. 8. close communication with supervisors. ……………………………….. checks jobs when needed. ……………. Cost reduction and its total savings b. ………………………………. when once the ‘work content times’ for a representative number of ‘benchmark jobs’ are established. and time to do the work. The resultant productivity improvement that accrues because of integrating planner’s function with UMS will substantially benefit the organization in the following areas of operations/ functions: a. The planner’s role is varied in nature such as: maintain a backlog of ready-to-work jobs for each technician. based on a formal planning function and the. . 9. The Universal Standards serve the special needs of maintenance work through the following principles: a) ………………… b) Measurement before controls c) activity responsibility d) customer/service relationship e) Crew size f) Timeliness 6.e) Improving the Wrench time of the Crew in Maintenance 2. Hence the measurement provides information to determine the savings potential and also justify the maintenance work measurement program.. 3. 5. identifies special tools. verifies priority.. Downtime reduction and its savings c. Continuous improvement opportunities and gain in competitive advantage f. ACE Team Benchmarking Process parallels the UMS approach in that the ……………………. The UMS system is based on three important techniques: a) Range of time b) …………………………… c) organizing the data 7. Life cycle cost reductions d.. Improved services to customers g. who have performed these jobs and have the requisite experience to improve upon them. ………………. Five levels of data in UMS are: a) basic motions b) Basic operations c) Craft operations d) ……………….

effective storerooms and continuous parts support will all contribute to proactive.... supervisors and planners and provides an excellent means to evaluate repair method..... 14. 12... planned maintenance and more productive ………………........ a) ……………………………………………………………………. Craft Utilization (or wrench time) is measured as the ratio of: [ ..9 Summary By using a state-of-the-art maintenance management.... .. Pure wrench time is just the ………………………..... risks analysis on jobs that leads to improvements. The new system will become a platform for continuous improvement and will generate long term benefits . preventive/ predictive maintenance.. Overall Craft Utilization = [Craft utilization (%) x . ACE Team process can contribute significantly to ……………… as its application promotes a commitment to quality repair procedures. is getting maximum value from craft labor resources and higher craft productivity... .. safety practices.... 17. 16..... 11. Improving ………………………......10... reasonable estimate of maintenance ………………….... planners and other knowledgeable people to do two things.... 18.. and do not include the miscellaneous waste time caused due to any of the reasons... ACE Team process is to obtain the most reliable........ ACE System is a true team-based process that utilizes skilled crafts people.. within the 95% confidence range. time from a group of experienced crafts people. 15.. Spreadsheets include brief descriptions of the benchmark jobs and represent ………………. supervisors.. b) Establish work content time for selected “benchmark jobs” 13. Spreadsheets are then set up with each work group having a time slots or ……………………..]/ [Total craft hours allotted x amount paid] 19. organizations have tried and tested different approaches for bringing changes that can result in improvements in both the function and the cost. (%) x Craft service quality (%)] 7........ technicians.... Craft Utilization or pure wrench time relates to measuring how effective we are in planning and scheduling craft resources so that these assets are doing …………………... Best practices such as effective maintenance planning/scheduling..

is a team of relatively small number of representatives. organizations should clear understand of the Overall Craft Effectiveness. These Benchmarked jobs are then arranged into different time categories on spreadsheets for various craft work areas. measurements by using UMS and . principles and theory of new measurement techniques that are used are: a)Universal Maintenance Standards. Pure wrench time is just the actual output/work done Measuring and improving Overall Craft Effectiveness and the value received from improving our craft assets an important part of total asset management. b) Benchmarking the best practices c) ACE system for benchmarking and improvements d) Overall craft effectiveness for improved productivity and cost reduction and its measurement e) Improving the Wrench time of the Crew f) Achieving excellence in Maintenance Engineering and Management The resultant productivity improvement and benefits that accrues because of integrating planner’s function with UMS are: a) cost reductions b) downtime reduction. higher quality. productive work (wrench time). Craft Utilization or pure wrench time relates to measuring how effective the craft resources so are doing value-added. satisfied customers. which are reliable and a well-accepted planning times for the entire maintenance crew. but everywhere where maintenance work is performed and is based on three important techniques: a) Range of time b) work content comparison c) organizing the data “A Consensus of Experts” (ACE). Improving Overall Craft Effectiveness is getting maximum value from craft labor resources and higher craft productivity. industry or service enterprise.Higher productivity maintenance means better customer service. For gaining the internal core competency in maintenance. develops a bench marking process for the major work areas / types of operation. The ACE System is used to develop maintenance performance standards. or one country. Overall Craft Utilization = [Craft utilization (%) x Craft performance (%) x Craft service quality (%)] Maintenance is a core requirement for profitable survival and total operations success. The Universal Standards serve the special needs of maintenance work through the following principles: a) Scientific control b) Measurement before controls c) activity responsibility d) customer/service relationship e) Crew size f) Timeliness The Universal Maintenance Standards offered flexibility and could be applied not just in one location. the concepts. life cycle cost reductions d) on time completion of jobs e) continuous improvements f) improved service to customers. on-time delivery and ultimately. who have performed these jobs earlier and have the requisite experience to improve upon them. For achieving high productive maintenance.

providing value added maintenance services on a most profitable manner are essential processes. 7.10 Terminal Questions 1. Why application and analysis of work measurements are important in maintenance management? 2. Which are all the concepts, techniques and principles used in measurement of work effectiveness and efficiency in maintenance? 3. Why planner’s role is vital to maintenance and how it improves the effectiveness? 4. Explain briefly the categories to which the tasks of work measurements can be grouped? 5. Explain the benefits that accrue to organization by integrating planner’s works with UMS? 6. Universal Standards serve the special needs of maintenance work through principlesWhich are these universal principles used for higher productive maintenance? 7. What are the three important techniques on which the UMS depends? 8. Explain briefly the five levels of UMS library and how each one is very important criteria for work measurement and analysis? 9. Explain the importance of using spread sheets and bench marks in work measurement to improve maintenance effectiveness? 10. “New Benchmarking Tool through ACE technique outlines a new and highly recommended methodology for establishing ‘team-based maintenance performance standards’, which is called as ‘Reliable Planning-Time standards” –explain how ACE will serve the organization’s needs in maintenance? 11. What is meant by Ace Benchmarking system and to what type of process it is recommended? 12. Explain overall performance effectiveness and how it helps in analyzing the performance of wrench times? 13. What is meant by effective craft utilization and productive wrench time & what are the factors constituting the craft utilization? 7.11 Answers

Self Assessment Questions 1. Improving the Overall craft effectiveness 2. Plans work content 3. On-time completion benefits 4. Universal Maintenance Standards 5. Scientific control 6. Work content comparison 7. Bench marks 8. A Consensus of Experts 9. Range of time concept 10. Range of time and pure wrench time 11. Work content 12. Improve current repair methods, Safety and quality 13. Reliability 14. Overall Craft Effectiveness 15. Wrench time 16. Value-added-productive work. (Wrench time) 17. Actual output/work 18. Total Productive hours or wrench time 19. Craft performance Terminal Questions: 1. Refer 7.1 2. Refer 7.1

3. Refer 7.2 4. Refer 7.3 5. Refer 7.4 6. Refer 7.5 7. Refer 7.6.1.(c) 8. Refer 7.6.2 9. Refer 7.6.2 10. Refer C 11. Refer 7.7.5 12. Refer 7.8 13. Refer 7.8. (d), (e), (f) Copyright © 2011 SMU Powered by Sikkim Manipal University .

4 QMS Documentation Process 8.OM0006-Unit-08-System Operations and Documentation Unit-08-System Operations and Documentation Structure: 8. .1 Introduction Objective 8.3 Documentation Management and Control Role of the Document Controller Types of QMS Documents Document Numbering Document Versioning Document Content 8.1 Introduction Before an organization begins creating QMS documentation.7 Answers 8.6 Terminal Questions 8. Planning for QMS documentation refers to planning for “infrastructure level” QMS documentation.2 Documentation Strategy 8. it must plan for it.5 Summary 8. Planning for such documentation is performed during the planning phase for a specific project. Planning for QMS documentation should address the following three elements: 1. Overall strategy for creating QMS documentation.

Documentation management and control mechanisms. approval. Brainstorming the documentation strategy entails obtaining answers to the following questions: · What approach should be adopted for documenting the QMS (top down or bottom-up)? · Up to what level of detail should processes be documented (breadth and depth of documentation)? · How can the QMS documentation be kept relatively stable and immune from minor changes in the organization or its processes? Documentation management and control Documentation management and control are a key element of an organization’s QMS. not outside parties.2. kept current. and archived when obsolete (to prevent unintentional use). A wellthought-out. changed in a controlled manner. Agreeing upon such issues up front will facilitate the creation of the QMS documentation. Process for creating QMS documents. Documentation strategy This is perhaps the most critical element of QMS documentation planning. rational approach to documenting your QMS will enable you to rapidly develop a QMS that works and has sufficient but not excessive detail. After all. and. will provide you with a documentation set that is usable. review. the primary users of an organization’s QMS documentation are its employees. This entails answering questions such as: · What types of QMS documents are required? · How should the QMS documents be logically structured? · How should the QMS documents be uniquely identified? · Who should review and approve documents? · How should changes to QMS documents be identified and controlled? · How should superseded (or obsolete) documents be handled? . and 3. perhaps most importantly. Document creation can proceed unhindered once the necessary guidelines are in place to support the creation. made available to users. providing mechanisms to ensure that documentation in the organization is uniquely identifiable reviewed and approved by the appropriate authority prior to release. not one written primarily to appease external quality auditors. and dissemination of QMS documentation.

e. the process that results in a formalized set of product requirements may be identified as the product requirements definition sub process that is documented in a product requirements definition procedure. virtual) repository? · How employees should be provided access to controlled QMS documentation.· How should documents of external origin be controlled? · Should the QMS documentation be stored in a physical (i. review. hardcopy) repository or an electronic (i. What is the right level of detail to include in the documentation so that it enables correct and . For example.2 Documentation Strategy The top-down approach to implementing and documenting the QMS is highly recommended (as opposed to the bottom-up approach). the product design sub process should be supported by QMS documentation such as a design document template. For example.. and other needed documentation. rework. the process that results in a formal documented design for the product may be identified as the product design sub process that is documented in a product design procedure. and final release of QMS documents. as appropriate. how should the QMS documentation repository be published? · How should the published QMS documentation be organized to maximize ease of use for employees? Documentation process The third element of QMS documentation planning entails the establishment of a process for the creation. a product design guidelines document. approval. that is.e. The procedures describing the sub processes and their interaction should be supported by additional QMS documentation. Another important issue that needs to be addressed regards level of detail. Similarly. Objectives: After going through this unit you will be able to: · Describe what is documentation strategy · Outline a documentation strategy for a unit or an enterprise · Construct a process map for documentation · Compose a QMS for a documentation process 8. Within the product development process. the overall process that results in a delivered product the product development process may be documented in a product development procedure and/or in a product development process map..

If an activity is described in a procedure X. if any. QMS documents should be written so that they need minimum change. complexity of the process being documented. Below are some guidelines to follow to ensure QMS documentation has the right amount of detail: 1. state in procedure Y that detailed description regarding that activity can be found in procedure X. Include only as much information as is necessary to ensure effective planning. is the preferred solution. If this department subsequently is renamed the “independent verification and validation department. Such an organizational change can have a huge impact on the QMS documents.” you need not revise your QMS documents if the functional responsibilities for testing the product still reside with this group. review of existing QMS documentation to identify and correct deficiencies.” For example. Therefore. For example. instead of saying that Mark Peterson produces the product requirements document. type of activities. Include all information that is specifically required to be documented as per the applicable quality management system standard. . and competency level of employees executing the processes. refer to them by the “function performed. 2. and minimizes impact (on QMS documentation) of minor changes in the business processes and organizational structure? Any breakdown or inconsistency in process execution does not necessarily result from insufficient QMS documentation. and control of processes. Some useful tips to accomplish this are: • • • Always refer to roles (or functional areas) that are involved in the execution of a process.” then refer to this department as the test department. In the event of any change in the execution in that activity. as opposed to referring to individuals by name. if your organization has a product test department that is called “system test department. or conducting employee training to emphasize key aspects of a process. or other factors. it is far more convenient to revise one QMS document than to revise multiple documents. operation. for minor operational or organizational changes.consistent process execution. Sometimes. Creating more QMS documentation is not necessarily the right solution. 3. and another procedure Y needs to refer to the same activity. Often departments in organizations are renamed or merged into other departments. organizations should be careful in how they respond when process execution deviates from requirements. inadequate employee training. Other factors that have a bearing on extent of QMS documentation include size of the organization. To minimize the impact of such reorganizations. instead of referring to departments by name. Do not document details of an activity in more than one QMS document. state that the requirements document is produced by the requirements engineer. but might result from unclear or ambiguous QMS documentation.

and scope than are high-level documents.• When referring to another department’s QMS documents. Certainly it is quite inconvenient for department Y to revise its procedure when department X revises its work instructions such that the reference from department Y’s procedure becomes inaccurate. Depending on the size of an organization and/or its number of locations. such as procedures. 2.. refer only to its highlevel QMS documents. QMS documentation that pertains to a specific location (or a specific function) may be controlled locally. it is best to control documents that affect an entire company (e. Verifying that documents submitted for storage and publishing are: . title. However. type of activities. department Y’s procedure refers to department X’s work instructions. Documentation __________ and control are a key element of an organization’s QMS. QMS documentation includes ______ of the organization.3 Documentation Management and Control 8. Self Assessment Questions 1. but are not limited to: 1. company quality manual and operating procedures) in a centralized location. The ________________ to implementing and documenting the QMS is highly recommended. the document controller function may be centralized or distributed. Generally. in case of companies with more than one location (or very large companies in a single location). it is necessary to introduce the concepts of controlled documents and document controller. A controlled document is one that is formally approved and is under formal version control. _____________ should be written so that they need minimum change.g. 5. 4.1 Role of the Document Controller Before discussing different elements of document management and control.3. Avoid references to another department’s work instructions or similar implementation-level documents. monitor. 3. Document controllers are people who coordinate. Implementation-level QMS documents typically are more prone to changes in content. 8. A document controller’s responsibilities generally include. and enforce an organization’s documentation management and control function. For example. Documentation process of __________ planning entails the establishment of a process for the creation.

When document numbers are issued manually for new documents. a document number may be generated automatically. Verifying that all changes made to previously approved documents are clearly identified. they adhere to standardized templates when applicable) b. an approved document change request should be available) 7. such as the document author and management personnel from the affected area. This includes withdrawing copies of obsolete controlled documents. Controlling documents of external origin. 10. 12. Duly approved c. 3. Ensuring that all controlled documents are stored in a secure location. Accompanied by review records (when required) 2. 5. for revised documents. 8. Maintaining a master list of controlled documents. Alternatively. Authorizing internal documents for external release after verifying that approvals for the release have been obtained from relevant management personnel. the document controller should verify that the document version accurately reflects the magnitude of change in the latest version. when errors or discrepancies are observed. 4. In the correct format (that is. In case of changes to previously approved documents. This includes clearly identifying documents of external origin and storing them in a secure location. 8. 11. This is necessary because the document author may make document changes in addition to those that were authorized.a. Verifying that the documents are correctly versioned. Correctly storing and publishing (or distributing) controlled documents. Notifying appropriate personnel.3. this task generally is performed by the document controller. 6. Verifying that changes made to previously approved documents were properly authorized (that is. Notifying affected personnel in the event of a change to a previously approved document (or release of a new document) 9.2 Types of QMS Documents Quality Manual . Verifying that the documents are correctly numbered.

such as ISO 9001:2000. which must be referenced. Such details should be embedded in the appropriate QMS documents. A significant advantage of this structure is that it is not alien to employees. An organization’s quality manual is an invaluable document for its employees. customers (and potential customers). It therefore should reflect the organization’s commitment to quality (in other words. followed by separate sections briefly describing each key process in the QMS. The quality manual must reflect the QMS accurately and be kept current at all times. it may be appropriate to include the procedures in the quality manual itself. along with a reference to related QMS documentation. . the quality manual references relevant. Therefore. In case of medium and large product development companies. it is preferable to exclude details regarding the organization’s processes from the quality manual. Each section (or subsection) in the quality manual describes how requirements in the corresponding section (or subsection) in the quality management system standard are adhered to in the organization. Senior management should realize that it is responsible for the manual’s content. When appropriate. This includes describing the purpose and scope of each process. However. Typically. and other parties (such as third-party auditors). This can be demonstrated by senior management approval on the quality manual. Such a quality manual includes separate sections (or subsections) for each of the requirements sections (or subsections) in the quality management system standard. This approach entails describing the high-level product development process map of the organization. and not in the context of a quality management system standard. employees typically relate more closely to organizational processes than to the requirements in a quality management system standard. 2) Process-based quality manual This structure is being used increasingly in organizations that have successfully transitioned to taking a process-oriented view of their QMS. as needed. prefer to structure their manual to mimic the structure of the applicable quality management system standard. Such quality manuals follow a top-down approach to describing the organization’s QMS. answer why the organization is implementing a QMS) and describe how the organization ensures quality in its daily operations. organizations structure their Quality Manual in one of two ways: 1) Standard-based quality manual Most organizations that are implementing a QMS in accordance with the requirements in a particular quality management system standard. The QMS is explained in the context of the organizational business processes. in the case of smaller companies. employees invariably prefer such a quality manual. QMS documentation in explaining adherence to each quality management system standard requirement.A quality manual is the highest-level QMS document and is intended primarily to provide an overview of an organization’s QMS. from the quality manual. and consequently it gains wider acceptance for daily operations.

and they constitute the first level of documentation below procedures. they should undergo cross-functional review by all departments involved in the process (or areas affected by the process) being documented. they should be documented and jointly reviewed by practitioners involved in executing the tasks documented.Procedure A procedure is a documented high-level description of a process. They also serve as a valuable starting point for training process practitioners. Who performs the activities (roles and responsibilities). and Where the activities are performed. The practitioners have firsthand experience performing the tasks and therefore typically are the most knowledgeable. They describe: What activities comprise a process. If a longer procedure is needed. a procedure should not be longer than three pages. The decision to document a process in a procedure is made by the respective process owner in consultation with the quality assurance department. to execute their tasks. Because a procedure is intended to contain relatively high-level information regarding a process. Due to the intradepartmental nature of work instructions. They provide a step-by-step description of tasks to be executed in order to accomplish each activity in the process. Work instructions describe how activities in a process are executed. When process practitioners do not have the requisite training or are otherwise unskilled for creating effective process . Work instructions typically are intradepartmental and are intended primarily for use by process practitioners. Procedures constitute the first level of documentation below the quality manual. When each activity in a process is performed. because organizational processes typically span multiple departments. called work instructions. practitioners typically need additional process documents. Procedures are not intended to provide the how to implementation details regarding a process. Due to the interdepartmental nature of procedures. and experienced personnel for providing information on the execution of specific tasks. This helps ensure that the procedure accurately reflects the process and the interaction between various departments. Procedures are usually interdepartmental. They serve as critical reference documents for anyone interested in knowing what a process entails. it is a good candidate for splitting into separate procedures. Work instruction A work instruction is a documented low-level description of a process. Procedures are useful for communicating process information at all levels of management between departments. competent. As a general rule of thumb.

.g. to minimize variation. the work instructions should be documented with direct input and active involvement of the process practitioners.g. Not every procedure needs to be supported by underlying work instructions. As a general rule of thumb.. in order to secure buy-in of the practitioners and to ensure that the documentation accurately reflects practice. the sequence of tasks to be performed during engine assembly for a passenger vehicle)? Need for consistency Are there expectations regarding a high degree of discipline and consistency in executing a set of tasks (e. the sequence of inspections to be performed before final approval for release of electronic wire assemblies)? Competence of personnel Is the competency level of the personnel executing the process such that it needs to be augmented with appropriate documentation to ensure the process is correctly executed? (For example.) Size of organization Is the process executed by several personnel and/or in multiple locations? The greater the number of personnel involved in a process or the greater the number of locations at which a process is executed.. work instructions can help ensure consistency and minimize errors. is there need to elaborate and provide further explanation on a process documented in a procedure by creating a work instruction (e. In many cases. such as the PMC representative for the department. the greater the likelihood of inconsistency in process execution. the core description of tasks in a work instruction should be limited to about four or five pages in length. The need to document a procedure or work instruction may be determined by using criteria such as: Complexity Is the process or the activities in it sufficiently complex that that it needs to be supported by a documented procedure or work instruction? Or. and to ensure consistency in process execution. Work instructions should be created on an as-needed basis when a need exists to provide detailed step-by-step guidance for process execution. The decision to create a work instruction is made by the line manager or process owner who is responsible for the tasks. this task may be performed by another appropriate person. In such a case. processes that are relatively straightforward and without inherent complexity (or sophistication) can be described adequately in a well-documented procedure such that competent personnel can faithfully execute them without compromising quality of process output.documentation. when new personnel or personnel with varying levels of competence are executing a process.

while the decision to create a template or form for departmental use may be made by the respective line manager. and should be enforced by the personnel in charge of (or tool used for) issuing the document numbers. The procedure author would start with the procedure template and populate it with information for the process being documented. This is because the information contained in the new revision of the document is to some extent different from that contained in the previous revision. Templates serve as guides for communicating the expected structure and content of a document. evolve. directly in the fields provided. one must not only know what document to use. either for review or for use (after approval). 8. The numbering convention should be published in a QMS document. 8. it is strongly recommended that a procedure template first be established. Once released. An example of a document numbering convention is shown in Table 1. They help in ensuring consistency of format and content within a particular type of document. a document typically will undergo revisions until it is withdrawn from use (or considered obsolete. Templates and forms A template is a skeleton for a document intended to be populated with specific information from use. documenting an agreed way of executing a process can help. for documenting procedures. a unique document number and version should be assigned to each document. due to their very nature. but also what revision level of that document to use. For example.Past problems Have there been instances in the past where inconsistencies in employees have been observed in process execution? In such cases. It is recommended that forms and templates have brief instructions embedded in them to guide the user regarding the expected content in each section of the document. A form is used to record information. Table 1 . The organization should devise a document numbering convention that meets its needs.3. such as procedures or work instructions.3 Document Numbering In order to uniquely identify and control each QMS document. but retained for archival purposes). The decision to create a template or form for use across departments should be made by the respective process owner in consultation with the quality assurance department (for reasons described earlier). Therefore.4 Document Versioning Documents. Any change or set of changes made to a document since its last release necessitates that the new revision level of the document be formally identified.3.

Example of a Document Numbering Convention Document number format: AAA-BB-CCCC-DDDD where, AAA: Three-character identifier for department that is the document originator For example, “ENG” may denote engineering, “MKT” may denote marketing, “EXT” may denote the document is of external origin, and so on. BB: Two character identifier for document type. For example, “PR” may denote procedure, “TP” may denote template, “CH” may denote checklist, and so on. CCCC: Four-character alphanumeric identifier for project, product, or task. DDDD: Four-digit sequential number between 0001 and 9999. This sequential number uniquely identifies a specific document (irrespective of its version). 8.3.5 Document Content Following are some guidelines regarding document content (for examples, refer to sample QMS documents in the Appendices): 1. All QMS documents and records should have the same “look and feel.” Consistency in templates and forms can be ensured by following some general guidelines, such as:

The same header and footer on all templates and forms, with information such as:

a) Document title b) Document number c) Document version d) A statement to indicate the company proprietary nature of the document

Each QMS document, when appropriate, should use the same title page, containing the following:

– Standard information, (e.g., organization’s name and logo). The title page also can include a unique logo to indicate that it is a QMS document. This enables quick identification of QMS documents. – Customizable information, (e.g., document title) 2. Each QMS document or record should contain content as per the guidance contained in the associated form or template. Each QMS document must identify its purpose and

scope clearly. Correctness of the document content should be reviewed and enforced during document review meetings. 3. Deletions from the template and forms should not be allowed. If a particular section is not required, it should be marked “not applicable.” 4. Insertion of additional sections in a document created by using a standard form or template should be allowed when necessary; however, certain rules should be established to handle addition of new sections. Self Assessment Questions State whether following statement True or False. 6. All QMS documents and records should have the same “look and feel”. 7. A work instruction is a non-documented low-level description of a process. 8. A procedure is a documented high-level description of a process. 9. A quality manual is the highest-level QMS document. 10. A template is not a skeleton for a document intended to be populated with specific information from use. 8.4 QMS Documentation Process Now that all the necessary elements of a documentation management system have been described, you are ready to begin creating QMS documents. What documentation process should be followed to create, review, and approve QMS documents? This section describes a high-level documentation process that ties together some of the key elements of document management and control. Step 1: Identify suitable document author The first step is to identify a document author who possesses appropriate subject matter expertise. Typically, a management person from the function tasked to create the document selects a suitable document author. Step 2: Create draft version of the document The document author creates a draft version of the document by using the applicable template (if one is available). Step 3: Review the draft document

Once a draft version of the document has been prepared, it is circulated for review to appropriate reviewers (or functions) that are considered stakeholders in a document. The review may be in the form of an informal and/or formal review. Step 4: Rework the document as per reviewer feedback After receiving the feedback from the reviewers, the author reworks the document in accordance with comments provided by the document reviewers. Step 5: Approve and publish the document Once the document rework is complete, and it has been determined that a rearview is not required, the document is circulated for approval to the identified approvers. Once all the required approvals have been obtained, the author submits the master copy of the document along with the review record to the document controller. The document controller stores the document in the controlled repository and makes copies available for use. 8.5 Summary Documentation strategy is perhaps the most critical element of QMS documentation planning. Documentation management and control are a key element of an organization’s QMS, providing mechanisms to ensure that documentation in the organization is uniquely identifiable reviewed and approved by the appropriate authority prior to release. A template is a skeleton for a document intended to be populated with specific information from use. 8.6 Terminal Questions 1. Explain briefly different steps in documentation. 2. Define some guidelines in Documentation Strategy. 3. Explain types of QMS documents. 4. Summarize Document Content. 5. Explain QMS Documentation Process. 8.7 Answers Self Assessment Questions 1. Management 2. QMS documentation

Size 6. Page 4 3.1.3. 10 5.0 2.2 4.Refer 8. . Top-Down approach 5. Refer 8. True 9. QMS documents 4. Refer 8.2. Refer 8. True 7.3 Copyright © 2011 SMU Powered by Sikkim Manipal University . True 10. False 8. False Terminal Questions 1. Refer Pages 9.

OM0006-Unit-09-Machine Life and Depreciation
Unit-09-Machine Life and Depreciation Structure: 9.1 Introduction Objectives 9.2 Functional Reliability of Facilities 9.3 Weibull Distribution Curve [Failures and its Analysis] 9.4 Life of Equipment a) Bathtub Curve and MTBF b) Breakdown Time Distribution c) Reliability and Variability of the Equipments 9.5 Critical Analysis 9.6 Maintenance Performance Ratios 9.7 Maintenance Systems 9.8 Reliability and Availability Concepts 9.9 How good is Reliability Performance? a) Root Cause Failure Analysis b) Reliability Centred Maintenance c) Failure Modes Effects Analysis & Total Productivity Maintenance 9.10 Maintenance Economics 9.11 Preventive Vs Breakdown Maintenance

9.12 Measurement of Maintenance Performance 9.13 Asset Life Cycle Management 9.14 Equipment Replacement Plans 9.15 Depreciation & Capital Expenditure based on Life Cycle 9.16 Summary 9.17 Terminal Questions 9.18 Answers to SAQ & Terminal Questions 9.1 Introduction The main function of the maintenance department is to monitor and control the condition of machineries and equipments and improve their functional reliability. The reliability theories on equipment performances have shown that there is a definite pattern of performance in their lifespan. This pattern manifests itself when different machineries are subjected to rigorous operations during the life span. The typical characteristics of the lifespan show a particular behaviour pattern of a bathtub and hence it is called as ‘bathtub curve’, which is discussed later. Objectives: After going through this unit you will be able to: · Describe what are failures in maintenance · Analyze failures through Weibull distribution curve · Discuss Reliability Performance · Construct a measure for performance 9.2 Functional Reliability of Facilities One of the most important objectives of Maintenance management is to improve functional reliability of the production facilities. The functional reliability refers to the consistency of the degree of performance of the machine, equipment or service operation. When it is said that a machine is having 97% reliability means that 97% of the machine time is utilized in performing the standard production for which it is meant for, and the remaining 3% of non performing may be

due to breakdowns or sub-standard performance. Therefore it is the duty of the plant maintenance crew to strive to maintain and increase the functional reliability of the production facilities. The objective of FMEA ( ) and reliability analysis of the plant and equipment is to ensure to excellence in performance of critical assets and achieve the business goals. The application of standard procedures and structured approach to analyse and practice effective method/s required to maintain all the operating plant assets. This process enables the maintenance managers to plan, review and optimise the maintenance operations that have direct impact on plant availability, thereby improving the overall plant performance and minimizing catastrophic failures. The functional reliability of facilities to be maintained or improved upon by the maintenance management requires the use of certain concepts, reliability methodologies, analysis, tools and techniques and measures. Some of these are listed: a) Determinate the appropriate level of maintenance services required. b) Identify specific actions based on equipment failures analysis & risk assessment. c) Prevention and reduction of potential failures by properly identifying defects and implementing corrective actions prior to failure d) To deploy sufficient staff to provide adequate repair and maintenance facilities. e) To provide for the stand-by equipment for key operations and also reasonable slacks in the production system to create some parallel path in a critical situation f) To adopt preventive Maintenance system to replace critical parts, before they fail. g) Each of the above involves costs. The cost involved should be justified on the basis of cost-benefit analysis. The cost of attaining reliability must be lower than the cost advantage available out of the production stoppages, idle machine and labour time, scrap, poor quality, loss of goodwill to keep delivery promises etc. h) Maintenance extends the useful life of assets by reducing wear and tear. i) Maintenance keeps up operational readiness of equipments for emergencies. j) Maintenance contributes a great deal to safety of manpower using the facilities. k) It prevents wastage of spares, tools and materials.

and or not adjusted the operating conditions adequately. there are three phases in the equipment performance namely a) Infant mortality phase b) Useful performance phase c) Ageing phase. This is the useful period of the machine. is primarily due to abrupt changes in stress distribution in the components. 9. or sheer quality deficiency in their manufacture. During this period. As per the graph. the failure rate dips as the components adjust to the system until it reaches a relatively low constant level. c) Ageing Phase: Here the rate of failure increases until the equipment succumbs and is characterized by the rapid wear and tear of more and more components until major breakdown happens.l) More automation calls for sophisticated Maintenance. This behaviour pattern reflects ‘hyper-exponential distribution’. Once this phase is over. poor installation. which is called the infant mortality. fatigue due to flaws in the molecular structure of the metals. because of its shape. b) Useful Performance phase: Next phase is the useful period of performance with a better reliability.3 Weibull Distribution Curve [Failure & Its Analysis] For better maintenance planning and control. is shown below. The graph of the failure pattern. a) Infant Mortality phase: Newly installed equipment shows high rate incidence of early failures during initial phase of its life. it is important to know the nature and occurrence of failures over a period of time for the equipment in use. Most equipment that survives infancy stage will continue to perform better with very few failures. The high rate of failure at infant mortality stage is primarily due to the presence of weak or substandard components or design inadequacies. This type of breakdowns may be due physical characteristics of the . the weak components from the infant mortality period have either been repaired or replaced. It is also commonly called as ‘Bath Tub Curve’. The failure is random and unpredictable. called the ‘Weibull distribution graph’ (after Weibull developed it).

anticipated life etc. · Figure below represents the degree of variability in free run time. · The availability (A) = [Cumulative time of operation in the normal working condition(Tn)] / the cumulative down time (Td)] i. Negative exponential and Normal exponential. Mean Time between Failure (MTBF) can be computed. but in a complex machine. Distribution shows the frequency of maintenance free running time with respect to total operating hours. · When the failures are recurrent. A= [Tn] / [Tn+Td] b) Breakdown time distribution: · It is essential to know how the breakdown time is distributed in order to establish the cost implications in maintenance. · From these. or how the machine is used. These causes being external to the equipment and the probability of failing is relatively constant. This ultimate may occur at ‘mean’ or ‘average’ time. This means that each part in a particular machine will have different failure distribution. can be assessed. by which the system reliability.e. shown above. · A simple machine having few moving parts may have breakdowns happenings after a large number of maintenance free run time hours.4 Life of Equipment a) Bathtub Curve and MTBF · Weibull distribution or Bath Tub Curve. This ageing failure graph shows a bell-shaped normal distribution pattern. Depending upon the complexity of the machine and severe aging processes because of extreme wear and tear results in an ultimate failure. availability. its statistics will help as a diagnostic tool in identifying the exponential nature of the availability and the reliability of equipment. 9. the failure of any one part may result in the complete machine breakdown. In other words. . the breakdown time distribution of a complex machine will reflect a greater variability than that of a simple machine even if they have the same average maintenance free run time. and may be earlier or later. the failure fall into a negative exponential distribution.materials used. is a combination of three distributions: Hyper exponential.

0. curve B exhibits moderate variability while Curve C indicates greater degree of variability from average breakdown time Ta.7.4. but the distribution shows wider variability. · By reliability.8.and 0.9.6. Curve C has the same average maintenance free runtime as the other two. the frequency distribution. converting the information into the breakdown time distributions versus the percentage of breakdowns that exceeds a given run time. Here the data can be recast in the diagram. It can be observed that the Curve A shows lower degree of variability. 0. Curve B of the complex machine. 0. the resultant graph is shown below. and ‘runtimes free of breakdowns’ on the ‘x’ – axis. . we mean the probability that any system gives a trouble free service. c) Reliability and Variability of the Equipments · Equipment can be considered as a total system and the failure of any one of the sub system can cause failure of the entire system.While curve A depicts the behaviour of a simple machine. · When the above reliability factors are plotted in a diagram showing the percentage of breakdowns that exceed a given runtime on the ‘y’ – axis. For example: if the total system has four sub systems having the reliability factors of 0. before establishing reliability. Hence the reliability of the total system depends on the product reliability factors of each of the sub systems. then the total product reliability is multiple of all these systems i.e. The variability by Curve C is typical of complicated equipment that needs fine adjustments before it starts giving trouble free service.

the function presupposes the previous breakdowns and actions of disassembling the equipment. 9. it is a corrective maintenance to restore the machine/parts to acceptable condition again. to reassemble the equipment and then check and restore to its functional capacity. may contribute to 80 to 85% of the total breakdown time. here too is that the small percentage of around 15-20% defects in equipment. Focus is not only concentrated on availability but also the reliability . to replace it. Fundamental differences between the strategies discussed earlier and the proactive maintenance discussed now are: 1.9. It is the job of the maintenance crew to identify and quickly eliminate or simplify or improve upon these defects. As in other types of probabilities. or even a few days as the work involved depends on the size and complexity of the equipment. Repair Maintenance 2.6 Maintenance Performance Ratios Some of the ratios used in measuring the effectiveness of Maintenance functions are: a) Waste Index = [Waste Quantity] / [Output Quantity] b) Productivity of Maintenance = [Product output] / [Maintenance Cost] c) Maintenance Cost index = 100 x [Maintenance cost] / [Capital Cost] d) Breakdown maintenance index = [Break down hours] / [Man hours available] e) Downtime index = 100 x [Downtime hours] / [Production hours] 9. the repair maintenance crew endeavours to locate mechanical. In other words. Preventive Maintenance When a sudden breakdown occurs in a machine. namely: 1. electrical or other fault quickly and to correct them. In this type of repair maintenance. but the two types of planned maintenance could be carried out. the nature of the fault and availability of repair staff etc. This activity may take a few minutes.5 Critical Analysis Critical analysis of maintenance problems is essential to know as to how serious is the problem for taking quick actions. to locate the faulty/broken part.7 Maintenance Systems The ad hoc unplanned emergency maintenance is not recommended.

9 How Good Is ‘Reliability Performance’? In industrial processes. 9. but when failures occur. Manufacturing reliability can be defined as a manufacturing system’s capability to operate to its expected operations. and others. There are many ways to measure reliability. a tissue processing machine may give a good reliability of +98%. Use of improved maintenance tools such as Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM). and manufacture the quality product at the speed required. Q = Quality performance. . quality and speed) · Mean production loss (MPL) Thus the reliability index is expressed in terms of the running continuously without production losses. fix the problem as fast as possible. T = Time performance.2. · Mean Time between Failure (MTBF) · Measure of mean time between production Loss (MTBPL) (Production losses include loss due to time. but the liquid packaging machine may be best at +75% reliability. the formula used to measure manufacturing reliability (MR) is: MR = [% T] x [% Q] x [% S] [Where. more complex the equipment/ the raw material/ high tech processing. a CNC machine can be very good at 90%. S = Speed performance] Manufacturing reliability model consists of a) process reliability b) equipment reliability and c) reliability maintainability. For example.8 Reliability and Availability Concepts Reliability and availability have become key issues. 9. 3. There is a push towards zero downtime or zero in-service breakdowns. This index is the volume of quality products you measure in the production line divided by the theoretical volume of quality product you could achieve from the same line. then lower is the reliability. where as a less complex automatic lathe may be rated best at + 98%. Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA). the overall reliability performance of the total process is less and is dictated by the complex machine with lesser reliability. Say in a paper processing. Using the above definition.

When implemented together they complement each other and provide the greatest overall benefit to the facility.a) Root cause failure analysis: · The root cause failure analysis (RCFA) method brings a knowledgeable team together to investigate certain failures using evidence left behind from the fault. preventive maintenance is highly beneficial to machines whose breakdown time distributions are having low variability. RCFA is driven by maintenance prevention strategies. It has relevance to high volume production and can improve a company’s maintenance system and help improve the overall productivity of the processes. The decision of maintenance policy is more of an economic decision rather than a technical one. what are its cost implications? 9.11 Preventive Vs Breakdown Maintenance Certain generalizations on type of maintenance can be made to improve the reliability: a) First. customer service. RCM provides a flow diagram that tells what type of maintenance to be used. Through a fault tree analysis. the team checks for the logical flows and determine what changes are to be made to prevent causes from reoccurring. c) Failure Modes Effects Analysis & Total Productivity Maintenance · Total productive maintenance (TPM) and failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA) are other maintenance tools used for improving the reliability through proactive maintenance. engineering. quality. . b) Reliability centred Maintenance · The purpose of reliability centred maintenance (RCM) is to determine the maintenance requirements of any physical assets in its operating contexts. 9.10 Maintenance Economics Maintenance refers to an organisation’s policy in respect of the maintenance function of a set of equipments. Non contributing causes are removed from the list and contributing factors are taken for analysis. Answering to seven questions on all the potential modes of failure will uncover the predictive maintenance strategy requires to mitigate the consequences of the failure. production. hygiene. Through brainstorming sessions. the team finds as many causes for the fault as possible and classify them into non contributing and contributing. In this situation. This practice has impact on many aspects of business. · While RCM is driven by preventive maintenance strategies. As maintenance is an economic decision. planning and organisational leadership. a standard preventive maintenance period can be set in such a way that the total downtime is reduced.

such as 1. Effects of scheduling preventive maintenance for non-productive days with no loss of production. the percentage of machine running time continues to increase with the increase of standard preventive maintenance period. when the repair time is equal to maintenance time. c) In general. existing maintenance facilities.b) Second. increases capacity. overhauls and renovations c) Production asset and loss d) Continuous reliability improvements e) Maintenance cost as a ratio of percentage of 1) gross asset value 2) sales value. etc are required to be done and evaluated. Effect on production losses if plant shutdown can be avoided 3. 3) direct labour value . Companies should recognize this fact that maintenance of its assets is to be encouraged as the process will provide advantages in enhancing quality initiative. it is better to perform corrective or breakdown maintenance. There is little gain in the preventive maintenance. reduces costs and eliminate waste. Additional stoppage time because the maintenance crew cannot start repairing immediately after the breakdown has occurred. Some metrics that may help in evaluation are: a) Maintenance man hours as percentage of total man hours b) Shutdown. if the maintenance time is less than the repair time and If the preventive maintenance is equal to. Analysis of data of the existing conditions with respect to down time production loss. nature of repair breakdowns.12 Measurement of Maintenance Performance Organizations seeking excellence in their maintenance practices should constantly endeavour to measure and improve upon the performance criteria’s of maintenance. Hence maintenance and management of assets is the core to any business. 2. maintenance cost breakdown. d) We need to take into account other effects of unscheduled down-time. the relation of preventive maintenance time to repair time is important. or more than the time for repair. 9.

b) Maintenance phase: operating environment for each asset is defined and performance goals at the lowest cost are firmed up.14 Equipment Replacement Plans The systematic equipment development program includes: 1) emergence of equipment replacement 2) classification of equipment replacement 3) assignment of responsibility for equipment replacement 4) selection of the equipment 5) follow up. Asset dependability and its reliability are to be established. then the asset is disposed off as it has reached the end of its lifecycle. as evolved by some companies for better results consists of three phases: a) Asset Acquisition Phase: here asset may be new or replaced or change of major components changed before operating activities in this asset is firmed up. a) Technical factors that dictates replacement 1) Wear and tear of equipment 2) Obsolescence caused by new invention . companies are required to produce more products of higher quality from fewer resources and hence maintaining higher reliability of assets has been a challenging task for the management. 9.13 Asset Life Cycle Management In high tech production. c) Disposal Phase: when the asset is no longer capable of delivering the required operational performance or cannot be maintained cost effectively to achieve the required level of dependability. Asset life cycle management system. Factors that are considered while taking decision to replace machine and equipment can be classified as a) Technical factors b) Cost factors.f) Safety and regulatory compliance 9.

Some important methods or replacement of old and unused machineries are 1) minimum annual cost method 2) by using Barnes formula 3) MAPI (Machinery and allied institute) method. accuracy. speed of operations. consumes high power etc 4) Automation requirement for processes 5) To eliminate slack time through line balancing 6) Reduced safety 7) Reliability of performance b) Cost Factors: 1) High repair cost 2) Lesser place requirement 3) Probable economic life of the new machine 4) Consumption of less power 5) Reduction in labour cost because high productive machines purchased 6) Flexibility requirement not in the existing equipment Methods used for replacement after analysis: The replacement analysis becomes more complex due to many technical factors and qualitative considerations. Hence the time for replacement depends on the condition and characteristics of the equipment.3) Unsuitability of equipment due to size of the work. X = (No. material losses etc. rate of output. 1) Minimum annual cost method: here the decision to replace the machine (unwanted or life is completed) is based on the operating and capital costs. 2) By Using Barnes Formula: this formula is used for equipment. power consumption. While the annual operating costs include wages to operator. Here the replacement is not advocated unless savings due to the use of new equipment. repair and maintenance costs. old or new. having a short life. The main ingredients of the annual cost are depreciation and interest charges. will pay not only for equipment but also for any unamortized value for next few years. of years the equipment will pay for itself) = [A+B] / [(E-F) DG + H – C] .

Additionally. F = estimated labour cost per unit with new equipment. · An annual depreciation charge is shown as an expense in the Profit and Loss account. 9. but shown in the Balance Sheet · Depreciation is an attempt to spread the cost of an asset over its useful economic life. G = estimated working days per year for new equipment and H = savings or losses per year in fixed charges other than interest] 3) MAPI method: here the analysis is divided into 35 heads & three main groups. it has the business cost of Rs. For example. and then sold for Rs.[where A = cost of new equipment.15 Depreciation & Capital Expenditure based on Life Cycle · This requirement falls into the following groups: a) Calculation of depreciation b) Calculation of profit/loss on disposal c) Accounting for depreciation and disposals Calculation of Depreciation · Capital expenditure is that spent on purchase or improves on fixed assets. D = number of units product per day by new equipment. if an asset is purchased for Rs. B = depreciated value of the old equipment. Capital expenditure is not recorded in the Profit and Loss account. Straight Line method 1) A fixed percentage on cost each year. C = interest charge of new equipment. E = labour cost per unit in old equipment. kept in use for 8 years.9000 with the income that asset has generated.10000.1000. It emphasizes on immediate return. whilst revenue expenditure is that spent on day to day business expenses. · Depreciation should be calculated in a way which most closely reflecting the manner in which the asset is being used up.9000. 2) The same monetary amount each year . the value of the asset in the balance sheet should be reduced by each year’s charge. The two most commonly used methods are straight line method and reducing balance method. MAPI method concentrates on the comparison of the rate of return of the proposed new project and similar returns when the proposed project is not implemented within next year. Depreciation tries to apply the accruals by matching that Rs.

This over or under provision of depreciation is shown in the Profit and Loss a/c as a profit or loss on the disposal of fixed assets. the net cost is simply divided by the expected life.2850 / Rs. 6000 b) Year 2 (Rs.e.6000) x 20% =Rs.1500) / 10 = Rs. at the end of which it will be sold for Rs.30000 x 100. the annual charge for every year of the machine’s life is Rs. On disposal.30000 – Rs.3840 and so on. Calculate the depreciation to be charged for each of the first 3 years of the machine’s life. · [Note that the policy could have been expressed as “straight line at %” or “Depreciation at % pa on cost” – here the percentage is calculated as = Rs. . It is expected that this machine will be used for 10 years.30000 x 20%= Rs.6000 – Rs.Reducing Balance method 1) A fixed percentage on net book value each year 2) A reducing monetary amount each year Example: 1 a) Straight line method A machine is purchased for Rs. i.4800) x 20% =Rs.30000 – Rs.30000 – Rs. the actual disposal proceeds will show the true net cost of the asset.4800 c) Year 3 (Rs. [Note that the expected residual value is ignored & it will have been incorporated into the choice of 20% as an appropriate rate] b) Calculation of Profit/Loss The depreciation charged each year is based on estimates of useful life and residual value.e.1500.30000.2850. (Rs. i. using: (i) The straight line method (ii) The reducing balance method at 20% pa Solution · Under the straight line method. This may reveal that two much or too little depreciation has been provided over the asset’s life. 2850) · So. ] Reducing balance method (the charge for depreciation reduces each year) a) Year 1 Rs.

03-2008 =25600 · Depreciation y/e 31. which necessitates decision regarding depreciation (may be proportionate) · A popular depreciation policy would be: A full year’s charge in the year of acquisition but none in the year of disposal Self Assessment Questions Fill up the blanks with appropriate words: 1.2007 (20%) =8000 · Net book value at 31. The functional reliability refers to the ____________________ of the machine. 2520] c) Accounting for depreciation and disposals · In the above example. and is depreciated using the reducing balance method at 20% pa.23000. Calculate the profit or loss arising on this disposal. The asset is sold on 1 January 2009 for Rs. 2. 23000 – 20480 (book value) = Rs.03. acquisition or disposal may occur part way through the accounting year. there is a profit on disposal of price of Rs.03. .03-2008 (20%)= 6400 · Net book value at 31. equipment or service operation. In practice. the disposal occurred exactly 3 years after the acquisition. The main function of the maintenance department is to monitor and control the condition of machineries and equipments and improve their ____________________. · Original cost 40000 · Depreciation y/e 31.03-2009 (20%) =5120 · Net book value at 31.03-2009 =20480 · Thus.2007 =32000 · Depreciation y/e 31.2520 [sale price of Rs. Solution · Sales proceeds must be compared to the net book value on the date of disposal.40000.Example: 2 An asset is purchased on 1 January 2006 for Rs.

may contribute to of the ____________ total breakdown time 10. As per the graph. . It is also commonly called as ____________________. As in other types of probabilities. is shown below. called the ‘Weibull distribution graph’ (after Weibull developed it). 9. _________________ of maintenance problems is essential to know as to how serious is the problem for taking quick actions. the failure of any one part may result in the ____________________ . The objective of FMEA ( ) and reliability analysis of the plant and equipment is to ensure to ____________________ of critical assets and achieve the business goals. here too is that the small percentage of around 15-20% defects in equipment. A simple machine having few moving parts may have breakdowns happenings after a large number of maintenance free run time hours. it is important to know the nature and occurrence of failures over a period of time for the equipment in use. which is called the______________. because of its shape. 5. Reliability and availability have become key issues.. the rate of failure increases until the equipment succumbs and is characterized by the rapid wear and tear of more and more components until major breakdown happens. For better maintenance planning and control. but in a complex machine. there are three phases in the equipment performance namely a) Infant mortality phase b) Useful performance phase c) _____________________ 6. Manufacturing reliability can be defined as a manufacturing system’s ____________. 11. The failure of any one of the sub system can cause failure of the __________________. In the ____________ . 7. Most equipment that survives infancy stage will continue to perform better with very few failures. Newly installed equipment shows high rate incidence of early failures during initial phase of its life. This is the useful period of the machine. The graph of the failure pattern. and manufacture the quality product at the speed required. In the performance phase is the ______________ period of performance with a better reliability. 4. 8. Hence the reliability of the total system depends on the _________________ of each of the sub systems.3. The formula used to measure manufacturing reliability (MR) is: MR = ……………………….

This pattern manifests itself due to rigorous operations during the life span. analysis. Q = Quality performance. The functional reliability refers to the consistency of the degree of performance of the machine. Reliability and availability have become key issues. The replacement analysis becomes more complex due to many technical factors and the qualitative consideration. 13. Some important methods or replacement of old and unused machineries are 1) minimum annual cost method 2) by using ____________________ 3) ____________________ method. equipment or service operation. The functional reliability of facilities to be maintained or improved upon by the maintenance management requires the use of certain concepts. Therefore it is the duty of the plant maintenance crew to strive to maintain and increase the functional reliability of the production facilities. The reliability theories on equipment have shown that there is a definite performance pattern their lifespan. and manufacture the quality product at the speed required.16 Summary The main function of the maintenance department is to monitor and control the condition of machineries and improve their functional reliability. can be assessed. availability. . anticipated life etc. as evolved by some companies for better results consists of three phases: a) Asset Acquisition Phase: b) Maintenance phase: c) ____________________ 14. The objective of FMEA ( ) and reliability analysis of the plant and equipment is to ensure to excellence in performance of critical assets and achieve the business goals. RCM provides a flow diagram that tells what type of maintenance to be used.[Where. Mean Time between Failure (MTBF) can be computed. tools and techniques and measures. reliability methodologies. S = Speed performance ] 12. by which the system reliability. The purpose of reliability centred maintenance (RCM) is to determine the __________________ in its operating contexts. 9. Asset life cycle management system. Manufacturing reliability can be defined as a manufacturing system’s capability to operate to its expected operations. T = Time performance.

There are many ways to measure reliability. shows three phases in the equipment performance namely · Infant mortality phase · Useful performance phase · Ageing phase. increases capacity. as evolved by some companies for better results consists of three phases: a) Asset Acquisition Phase b) Maintenance phase c) Disposal Phase Based on the life cycle analysis. reduces costs and eliminate waste. Asset life cycle management system. Hence the reliability of the total system depends on the product reliability factors of each of the sub systems. The graph of the failure pattern.For better maintenance planning and control. However the methodology to be used depends on the best alternative within the organizations objectives. it is important to know the nature and occurrence of failures over a period of time for the equipment in use. there must be equipment replacement plan after considering the cost impact and other technical factors. Total productive maintenance (TPM) and failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA) are other maintenance tools used for improving the reliability through proactive maintenance. . · Mean Time between Failure (MTBF) · Mean time between production Loss (MTBPL) · Mean production loss (MPL) Companies should recognize this fact that maintenance of its assets is to be encouraged as the process will provide advantages in enhancing quality initiative. called the ‘Weibull distribution graph’ and known as ‘Bath Tub Curve’. because of its shape. Equipment can be considered as a total system and the failure of any one of the sub system can cause failure of the entire system. The purpose of reliability centred maintenance (RCM) is to determine the maintenance requirements of any physical assets in its operating contexts.

9) What are the technical and cost factors to be considered while planning replacement of old machineries? 10) Explain briefly the depreciation methods used in capital expenditure on plant and machineries. Why it also called as bathtub curve? What are the three phases in the life span of equipment? 4) Explain briefly how the life of the equipment is depicted by the variability and availability factors in a) Bathtub Curve and MTBF. How this helps in replacement plans? 9. Excellence in performance 4. Consistency of the degree of performance 3.17 Terminal Questions 1) Define functional reliability? 2) What are the maintenance management concepts. Functional reliability 2. methodology used for maintaining the functional reliability? 3) Explain briefly the ‘Weibull distribution curve. b) Breakdown time distribution: and c) Reliability and Variability of the Equipments 5) What are maintenance performance index? How they help in measuring maintenance efforts? 6) There are many ways of measuring reliability and availability.Capital expenditure based on the life cycle and the depreciation either by straight line or reducing method is used for a comprehensive decision by the management. 9.18 Answers Self Assessment Questions 1. Explain few of them? 7) What are the factors considered in measurement of maintenance measurements? How they are evaluated? Briefly explain the three phases of asset life cycle management. Ageing phase . Bath Tub Curve 5.

Maintenance requirements of any physical assets 13. 80 to 85% 10. Refer 9. Product reliability factors 9. Refer 9.4 5.13 9. Critical analysis. 8. Refer 9.6.2 2. Capability to operate to its expected operations 11. Entire system. Infant mortality. . MAPI Terminal Questions 1. Refer 9. Refer 9.15 Copyright © 2011 SMU Powered by Sikkim Manipal University . Refer 9. = [% T] x [%Q] x [%S] 12.8 7. Disposal Phase: 14. Refer 9. Refer 9.3 4.12 8.2 3.14 10. Complete machine breakdown. Barnes formula. Useful. Refer 9. Ageing phase 7.6 6. Refer 9.

10 Zero Loss Concepts 10.12 Eight pillars of TPM Autonomous maintenance Kobetsu Kaizen Planned Maintenance Quality Maintenance .3 Goals 10.5 TPM and its Features 10. 10.2 Total Productivity Maintenance 10.1 Introduction Objectives 10.4 Objectives of TPM 10.7 Other Related issues with TPM 10.OM0006-Unit-10-Total Productivity Maintenance Unit-10-Total Productivity Maintenance Structure: 10.9 Types of Losses.11 Implementation of TPM & Steps in TPM program Steps in TPM program 10.6 Evolution of Maintenance Methods 10.8 Overall Effectiveness of Equipment [basis of TPM] 10.

But with the enlarged scope of maintenance functions when very high cost state of art machineries and equipments are used for higher productivity.15 Role of TPM in WC-production 10. High tech preventive maintenance routines are performed by experts at frequent intervals and machines are continually upgraded and modified for closer tolerances. inspecting.Development Management Education & Training Safety.14 Benefits of TPM 10. thus leading to breakdowns and production losses. cleaning. Because JIT [Just-inTime] production lines operate very close to capacity in every process.1 Introduction Manufacturers invest huge capital on productive machines and equipments for production of the desired products. faster set ups and fewer adjustments. machine failures cannot be tolerated. to keep a machine. Maintenance covers all those functions such as monitoring. This will increase the life of the machines and they perform better during their entire life span. Earlier the maintenance management was viewed as a function with a lesser status compared to manufacturing and its role was restricted to one of carrying out breakdown repair when a machine breaks down. The Japanese have virtually eliminated machine breakdowns by applying Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) techniques to their .13 Relevance of TPM to TQM framework 10. Environment TPM in offices 10.18 Answers 10. adjusting. etc.17 Terminal Questions 10. material handling equipment and other transport vehicles in proper working conditions. but they often neglect the very important function of complete maintenance. repairing. a more sophisticated well managed preventive – maintenance type programs such as TPM or Reliability centred maintenance (RCM) has warranted. Equipment maintenance is basic to competitive manufacturing. a facility.16 Summary 10. Health.

TPM is defined as the means to achieve high level of productivity. Here the new quality approach of “prevention at source” was translated to the maintenance environment through the concept of TPM. relying on team work.machines. Machines are cleaned and lubricated frequently by the operators who run those machines.3 Goals · Prevention of equipment deterioration · Maintain the equipment in optimal condition · Establishing basic equipment conditions · Operator is competent to operate machine/ equipment · Elimination of quality defects · Elimination of equipment failure · Elimination of cost losses .2 Total Productive Maintenance [TPM] TPM had its genesis in the Japanese car industry in 1970’s. to achieve total customer satisfaction. efficiency and effectiveness with zero loss concepts through total participation of all employees with self managing abilities in practices. consensus building and continuous improvement. 10. Objectives: After studying this unit you will be able to: · Outline the features of TPM · Explain the types of losses related to maintenance · List and explain the steps involved in TPM · Comment on the methods of TPM propounded by experts on Quality. Reliability and TPM principles call for avoiding crisis. TPM is a well defined and organised maintenance program which places a high value on team work. 10. maximising capacity. minimising costs and continuously improving processes for manufacturing. It first evolved in Nippon Denso a major supplier of the Toyota car company.

· Producing products for customer satisfaction in quality. .10. ensuring total effectiveness of the plant for higher quality and lesser downtime. · Maximise asset and equipment effectiveness through OEE [overall equipment effectiveness] and OPE. but spreads across as a company-wide culture. · Reduction in manufacturing costs. delivery and services. losses.5 TPM-Its Features TPM no longer confines to the maintenance department. · Boosting morale of employees. means elimination of micro operational issues · Achieve zero loss Concept – [zero breakdown. · To achieve higher reliability/flexibility of equipment and reduce cost through eliminating wastages. cost. reduction in equipment life cycle cost. · Increase plant efficiency. · Restoring equipment to a like-new condition · Improve maintenance efficiency and effectiveness · On job training of the labour to improve their job skills · To have a sound equipment maintenance management · Effective use of preventive and predictive maintenance technology · Achieve TPM with active participation & involvement in all levels · “Value Added” activity that the equipment is contributing to your products. waste and accident-free operations] in all the resources over the entire life cycle of a production system through team work and by overlapping small group activities. · Achieve manufacturing excellence. 10.4 Objectives of TPM The principle objectives of TPM are: · Eliminate all breakdowns of machines and equipment to ensure trouble free continuous production. defect.

through total participation of all employees with self-managing abilities in practice. monitoring and controlling practices through a unique ‘8-Pillars Method’. · Downtime for setups and adjustments.TPM is a method designed to eliminate the losses caused by break-down of machines and equipments by identifying and attacking all causes of its breakdowns and system down time due to such breakdowns. organizing. to achieve total customer satisfaction There are six types of losses found in a manufacturing firm: · Downtime due to equipment failure. TPM is one of the most valuable strategies for those who want to be competitive & meet the World Class Competition 10. · Defect losses due to reduced yields in processing TPM includes three main elements: · Regular preventive maintenance. · Periodic pre-failure replacement or overhauls and · Intolerance for breakdowns or unsafe conditions. TPM is a means to achieve high level of productivity. blockages etc. efficiency. · Speed losses due to discrepancies between designed and actual speeds · Defect losses due to process defects that cause scrap & quality problems. leading to another innovative & modern practice under company-wide maintenance practice of TPM? How this evolution has happened and other related issues are briefly given below a) Breakdown Maintenance / Emergency / Corrective Maintenance: Break – down maintenance or emergency maintenance is a remedial or corrective maintenance practice that is undertaken when equipment fails and require repair on an . including housekeeping. effectiveness with zero loss concept. · Speed losses due to idling and minor stoppages caused by abnormal operations of censors.6 Evolution of Maintenance Methods What are the other maintenance methods that are universally practiced by industries. TPM paves way for an excellent planning.

There exists a relationship between the maintenance costs and the cost of failures with which the level of maintenance Vis-a-Vis frequency of maintenance could be firmed up. servicing and replace parts to ensure that the system does not fail during normal operation. A study is made on each machine on the MTBF (mean time between failures) distribution. Here. When the distributions curve exhibits a narrow standard deviation. Failure of equipment or machineries may occur at different phases. A high failure rate known as the infant mortality exists during the initial working of the machine and then settles in.7 Other Related Issues a) Improve Repair Capabilities: For reliability and a sound preventive maintenance practices. . maintenance costs and resultant delay in supply of products to customers as promised. This idling will increase the production cost. that results in loss of production due to idling of machinery and labour and reduces system capacity. Preventive maintenance policies and techniques must emphasize on all employees to accept the responsibility for the maintenance and perform all the activities to their capability. Well trained maintenance crew. b) Preventive maintenance Preventive maintenance is the activity that is planned and programmed on a regular basis to inspect the system. 10. the productive maintenance tries to identify signs of equipment deterioration or imminent failure and to take corrective action before it fails. Obviously this is not an ideal way of keeping quiet until that breakdown happens. to uncover potential problems and to make repairs. firms should build up a level of repair capability in order to get the system back in operation much faster. A good maintenance facility should have the following features: 1. especially when mass production or continuous production is planned.emergency or priority basis to set it right. This promotes employee empowerment and system performance c) Productive maintenance or Predictive maintenance – This is an extended preventive maintenance method that tries to reduce the chances of breakdowns by using modern monitoring and analysis techniques such as computer aided monitoring and forecasting and diagnose the condition of the equipment during operation. the preventive maintenance will be more expensive and incidental if it is other way. This reduces the frequency of machinery break downs and consequent loss of production Break down of a machine in production line can be costly if it means shutting down the entire plant.

2. Since the reliability is concerned with the elapsed time between failures of a product. Japanese automobile manufacturers have been highly successful in the US market and could gain a high market share. It is the probability that a product will operate adequately for a given period in its intended application. Adequate resources. 5. 3. Ability to establish a repair plan and priorities. Specialists work with cross-functional teams & backup responsibility to handle difficult or unusual problems. safety hazard. Further these machines may have possible immediate effects such as variability of output. Reliability is a time based concept of quality. This will ultimately shorten the life of machines and cause high repair costs. they can improve operator safety and reduce injuries from equipment mal functions. Malfunctioning of machines cause deterioration and results in inefficiency. schedule disruptions etc. product quality and production schedules. At the same time. issues are closely related with maintenance and maintainability. Ability to identify the cause of break downs 6. idling of both machines and the workers using those machines for their work. accidents to operators. Hence by reducing equipment mal functions and break downs. Reliability considers the performance of a product over time. e) Role of operators in TPM . 4. Ability and authority to do material planning. preventive and repair maintenance. firms can reduce inventories. Ability to design ways to extend MTBF b) Maintenance responsibilities a) Traditional: Maintenance is a functional support activity & employees rely on specialists for custodial services. because of perceive product quality and the exceptional reliability. The ability of the equipment for operation is determined by mean time between failure (MTBF) and mean time to repair (MTTR) that is: Availability = MTBF / [MTBF + MTTR] d) Equipment problems and competitiveness: Equipment problems and break downs have a direct affect on production costs. b) Employee ownership TPM: Front-line associates have first responsibility for maintenance in their work places. c) Reliability and Maintainability – an overview: Quality is multi – dimensional but reliability is a key component of quality.

Data collected must be complete for proper implementation. obtain information before such problems are attacked. 10. 3. Thorough data analysis.8. Maintain work order system to provide data for calculation of MTBF (mean time before failure) and MTTR (mean time to repair) 6. f) Role of maintenance department in TPM process: 1.8 Overall Equipment Effectiveness [OEE]-Key Indicator of TPM · OEE is a way of measuring how the six major losses shown below are affecting the equipment or in other words a way of measuring the amount of “Value added” activity that the equipment is contributing to the product. replacement of filters lubrication of aggregates. Basic skill levels required by operators include: A) Monitoring and maintaining critical process parameters. Improve technical maintenance skills of all maintenance personnel through systematic training and work assessments 4. Perform basic equipment maintenance by cleaning of machines.1 Objectives of OEE: a) It helps see a problem so that it can be fixed. C) Reduction of minor stoppages and adjustments on aggregates as well as the complete machine. periodic diagnostic tests apart from performing appropriate maintenance system to avoid predicted equipment failure 5. Restores deteriorated equipment through improvements / related maintenance 2. Diagnose and perform repairs for the problems identified. . checking functions of the basic machine AND safety devices. Implement periodical maintenance system that is planned on the data collected from the machine. In case the problem is an unknown entity. thus developing the capability to operate similar equipment / machines 10. manufacturer and also the operators 8. B) Perform change over and setup the complete machine. To identify design weaknesses and improve equipment for error free operations 3. Understand the manufacturing process to successfully achieve the above. Ensure maintenance is treating the root cause of the problem and not symptoms 7.1. 2. D) Collect data to track equipment performance and document all the data recorded along with production control chart and work order systems.

88 . Short breaks – 2 short breaks of 15 min each.b) It helps visualize ‘Six big losses’ with their targets for meeting OEE. Overall Equipment Efficiency [OEE] = [Availability x Performance Efficiency x Quality yield] 10. Ideal rate of production – 60 parts per min. Number of parts produced – 19271.8. Downtime of machines – 47 min. [Target=minimize] 2) Set up down time[Target=zero] 3) Reduced speed of the machines [Target=minimize] 4) Minor unrecognized stoppages [Target=zero] 5) Reject and rework [target=zero] 6) Start up down time and yield from the system [Target= minimize] Availability [(Time available for production – Downtime)] / [Time available for production] Performance Efficiency = [Actual Production or Capacity)] / [Ideal Production or Capacity] Quality Yield [Total Parts Produced-Quantity out of specifications] / Total Quantity produced. Lunch break – one lunch break of 30 min. · Planned production time 480 – 15 -15-30 = 420 min Operating time = planned production time – downtime = 420 -47 = 373 min · Good quality parts produced = total produced – rejection = 19271 – 423 = 18848 · Availability = A = operating time / planned production time = 373 / 420 = 0.2 OEE example: A manufacturer working for 8 hours shift with the production data and scheduled breaks is as follows: Shift length = 8 hours. out of which 423 numbers were rejected. 1) Planned and unplanned downtimes.

978 · OEE Composite = Availability * performance * quality = 0.748 i. 5) minor stopping /idling. 2) set up/adjustment time. 11) waiting for instructions.· Performance = P = parts produced / (ideal production * operating time) = 19271 / (60 * 373 )= 0.978 = 0. 12) waiting for quality confirmation. Category 3: Material losses: 14) material yield 15) energy losses 16) consumable material losses 10.861 · Quality= (total parts produced – rejection) / total parts produced) = 18848 / 19271 = 0. 6) reducing the capacity. 74. 10) waiting for materials. c) Quality loss: 7) process errors 8 rework/scrap Category 2: Manpower losses: 9) cleaning and checking.10 Zero-Loss Concept: TPM is based on the elimination of the above said 16 losses along with other five zero loss concepts depicted below: .e.8 % 10. 3) planned shutdown downtime] b) Performance losses: 4) start up losses.861 * 0.9 Types of Losses (16) There are 16 types of losses that can be categorized into three namely: Category 1: a) Equipment losses: includes down time losses due to 1) machine failure/breakdown.888 * 0. 13) any management losses.

Formation of committees and sub committees for a) promotion and steering of TPM. g) Education and training. The TPM program team oversees initial planning and coordination of all TPM efforts though ultimately this responsibility is transferred to the maintenance department. even for new areas of operations. monitoring and reviewing TPM results and raising levels and revising standards 10. f) Office TPM. The main focus on equipment maintenance is for improvement of the overall production system. c) Kaizen. b) Jishu Hozen. d) Planned maintenance.11. 6. Plant audit and initial assessment 2. e) Quality maintenance.10. Reaching Excellence in TPM program by Promotion. Focus on 8 pillars. Selection of pilot lines 5.wide is a major project that requires support from top management. h) Safety and environment committee 4.12 Eight Pillars of TPM .11 Implementation of TPM Implementing TPM company. This stresses the need to shift focus from equipment to the processes within which it is used. Company commitment 3. Implementation in each of the identified areas is managed directly by a target area committee with assistance from a TPM program team.1 Steps in TPM program 1. 10.

In the above house.1 Pillar-1: Autonomous Maintenance: (Jishu – Hozen) Autonomous maintenance is a phrase coined by the Japanese institute of plant maintenance (JIPM) to describe the shift towards the machine operators maintaining their own machine / equipment JH Policy: 1. Uninterrupted operation of equipment 2. Increase the use of JH Objectives of JH: . Reduce oil consumption 2. Flexibility with operators to operate and maintain other equipments 3.12. 10. Reduce process time 3. 8 Pillars supports a strong structure of TPM for achieving higher productivity is depicted in the following picture. Step wise implementation of JH activities JH Targets: 1. Eliminate the defect at source through active employee participation 4.

Examples of such defects are: Crack in the housing leakages. Similarly the orderliness of tool availability and display of visual boards can be maintained. switch not operating properly etc. quick response. Here the operator executes routine verification and adjustments 5. replace cracked parts or worn out seals etc and repair and setup the machine. Operators should identify and tag the sources of defects / waste that arisen out of the machine operations. 2. Initial cleanup It must be closely aligned with 7S of the company and there must be commitment of both the staff and the management for the house keeping. establish standards for data collection based on the production control chart and develop standards for easy reference.1. should be followed to achieve effective results . electrical. pneumatic. set rules to be followed. Stabilise. Other steps considering the aspects like a) Cooperation from all production related department. team leaders. Prevent degradation related failures 3. first line supervisor should be trained to understand the basic of the equipment and the functions and the systems working in the machines namely Hydraulic. 4. lubrication and mechanical should be clearly understood by all in the production line for quick redressing. Repair sources of defect (outside of machines). Standards for monitoring key process parameters: To develop methods and standards for routine verification of key process parameters / standards operating conditions. Increase access and ease of inspection and maintenance 4. 7. 6. Improve predictability through data analysis and communication Steps to Implement JH: 1. control or prevent deterioration of production equipment 2. Cleaning of all the surroundings and using Japanese 5S principles for orderly keeping the parts etc. Here operator has to apply and ask for 5 why’s. Provide spare parts and tools: Here all the spare parts should be leveraged at the point of use after considering the inventory levels. broken / worn out belt. Train operators on function and troubleshooting: Operators. In case modification is required for easy inspection / elimination of debris / contamination etc a new aggregate covers may be created 3. JH audit. Develop standards and data collection: Create standards for clean up and checking of machines. Improve skill levels and personal growth throughout the company 5. electronic.

2) Do the necessary change. 4) Act as required to proceed further to improve upon the system/process. which uses maintenance work cycle activities of preventive/predictive/corrective or breakdown maintenance techniques. 3) reduce spare parts inventory. 3) Check whether successful or not. These steps are: Step 1: Quick Win Shop floor projects: this is a team based approach targeting specific problem areas and realizing immediate benefits Step 2: Critical analysis: analyze what else needs to be changed to make it fixed and create action plans.2 Pillar-2. Here an emphasis is on transferring knowledge and creating self sufficient team for results. Here it is aimed at eliminating all 16 losses in the workplace.Kobetsu Kaizen (Focussed Improvements) 1) PDCA Cycle: Kaizen: here maintenance team should 1) Plan each step.8. 10. optimize machine set ups. There are three steps that aim at quick but short term process improvements supported by long term organizational change. Step 3: Implementation action plan to sustain and develop further possible improvements.3 Pillar: 3: Planned Maintenance [Pm] For Zero Loss · Planned maintenance is a systematic management by maintenance department. Verify the progress made in TPM efforts in planned versus emergency work. Six steps followed by planned maintenance are: . MTBF. Quick change time reduction. 10. 2) Increase in productivity by improving Overall Equipment efficiency (OEE).12. Zero accidents and Zero defects. MTTR. It is aimed at having trouble free machines and equipment producing defect free products for total customer satisfaction. All out JH: Repeat the cycle 1 – 6 above of the process of managing and monitoring the TPM. Overall Online efficiency (OOE) and Overall Plant efficiency (OPE) 3) Decrease Costs: through controls in inventory and WIP 4) Reduction in customer complaints: reduce total downtime and ensure quick deliver to customers 5) Zero accidents: total safety and all actions to save money. 4) improve reliability and maintainability of machines.12. · Planned maintenance policy includes a) achieve and sustain availability of machines. 2) optimise maintenance costs. optimize spare parts location etc.

Focus is on eliminating non-conformances in a systematic manner. Benefits from Planned Maintenance 1) Reduction in downtime due to breakdowns.5 Pillar-5-Development Management This refers to the learning process that happens in TPM implementation and during different types of maintenance practices.12. when a) ease of manufacture. Here the customer end defects are known through customer complaints and in-house defects known through the quality control personnel.1) Equipment evaluation and recording of present status 2) Restore deterioration and improve on weak links 3) Builds information management systems 4) Prepare time based information and parts and map out a plan 5) Prepare predictive system plan by introducing diagnostic techniques 6) Evaluation of planned maintenance. root cause is found and improvement action on the process/design are ensured. 2) Improvement in MTBF and MTTR. Results achieved through this pillar are: 1) Improved customer satisfaction and reduction in future complaints 2) Reduction in defects and improved quality 3) Reduction in inspection time 10.4 Pillar-4-Quality Maintenance for Zero Defects This is a process for controlling the condition of equipment and its components that affect variability in product quality. are analysed. b) policy of .12. Here also aim is at defect free product to satisfy the customer. 3) Reduction in spare parts consumption 4) Reduction in oil and power consumption 5) Reduction in repair cost 6) Reduction in number of inspection points etc 10.

and design validation 10. breakdowns attributed to lack of knowledge and skills 2) Reduction in further downtime after gaining the knowledge and skills 3) Reductions achieved after training on the number of defects.7 Pillar-7: Safety. operating machines without proper training etc. This systematic education and training will result in: 1) Reduction in downtime.12. whose morale is high and who are eager to work and perform the required functions effectively and independently. e) initial phase production. noise generations and any such unsafe potential areas must be identified and action taken to make them safe. safety guards. goggles etc. Here the focus is on improvement of the knowledge. Point by point safety audit. It is aimed to have multi skilled & revitalized employees. reworks etc. unsafe storage/stacking.12. Unsafe conditions like electrical points. providing safe environment place a vital role.6 Pillar-6-Trining & Education [Flow Of Controls] Through training and education provides the skill and knowledge apart from the experience that enables operators. Development of management involves four phases. safety training and monitoring the improvements through Kaizen. Some examples of unsafe acts by employees are 1) use of worn out tools. The methodology adopted is for understanding of the present machine structure. Health & Environment [Zero Accidents] Here the focus is to create a safe work place and a surrounding areas that is not detrimental to process or procedures. incorporate planned maintenance sheets to eliminate defects. a) planning b) implementation. d) manufacturing. skilled workers. engineers and managers are in a position to fulfil the expanded role to be played in successful implementation of TPM. skills and techniques through a training environment. unsafe working without wearing gloves. too hot areas. c) design. 10. The continuous training is on safe working. Poka-Yoke etc will all result in getting the following benefits: 1) Reduction in accident 2) Reduction in noise 3) Create excellent house-keeping & a good looking workshop through 5S action 4) Reduction in downtime because of breakdowns etc 5) Saving in energy consumption 6) Reduction in industrial waste .development of new technologies. health and hazards. c) determination of detailed specifications etc are answered.

bills. 10. stores. 7) reduced man power 8 clean and pleasant work environment and 10) reduction in equipment due to emergency despatches/purchases. marketing and sales outlets with high inventories. TPM aims at keeping the current plant and equipment at its highest productive level through cooperation of all. It identifies and eliminates losses.10. Here the whole organization should focus. as a strategy. 6) reduction in customer complaints. the following strengthen the view that TPM is relevant to TQM: . accounting. in information etc e) S: safety in material handling. manpower etc b) Q: mistakes in cheques.12. In TPM the barrier between maintenance & production personnel is removed. etc d) D” logistic losses due to delay in support function. other safety practices f) M: number of kaizen activities in office areas with improvements not visible TPM is a long range living program. Since achieving total productivity is one of the major objectives of TQM. payroll. cost of logistics. payment to suppliers. customer returns etc c) C: buying cost. 3) reduction in administration costs. 4) reduction in inventory carrying costs. invoices. Further. Therefore the Office TPM addresses the seven major losses namely: 1) processing loss 2) communication loss 3) idle loss 4) set up loss 5) accuracy loss 6) non-value added loss 7) cost loss including areas as procurement. we can infer that total productive maintenance is an extension of TQM philosophy to the maintenance function.13 Relevance of TPM to TQM Framework Good maintenance is fundamental to a productive manufacturing system. Benefits accrued because of office TPM are 1) Better utilization of work areas. cost of inventory carrying.8 Pilar-8-Office Tpm [Raise Levels & Select Other Areas] Office TPM includes analysing processes and procedures towards increased office automation. to follow all the principles and procedures laid out in ‘Seven Pillars of TPM’ and achieve the desired overall improvements for the benefit of the organization. 5) reduction in n umber of files. 2) reduction in repetitive works. PQCDS&M principles in Office TPM: a) P: production output loss due to want of materials. It is followed to improve productivity and efficiency in the office administration.

there is a direct link between TPM and TQM and also the relevance of a comprehensive maintenance policy is proved for successful TQM implementation. This developed by JIPM (Japanese Institution of Plant Maintenance) during late 1960’s combines the American practice of PM with Japanese concept of Total Quality Control [TQC] and Total employee involvement [TEI] 1) TPM aims for greater manufacturing competitiveness through improved effectiveness of machines and equipments. shortened equipment life and inventory. · TPM is continuous improvement activity. TPM aims at the introduction of new and creative ideas which will optimise quality standards and reduce waste and costs to the organisation concerned. Clean. zero breakdowns. defects. The planning. since it aims at cost reduction and quality improvements for internal requirements and for customer satisfaction. in other words working with a zero sum philosophy. morale and pollution control by involving everyone in the process.· TQM is aimed at satisfying customer requirements. 3) TPM also contributes to improvements in safety. operators develop a sense of ownership for the machines and give special attention to upkeep the machines for sound. smell etc spot problems before they develop. · TPM can have a great impact on the operations decision making process. vibration. process reliability and reduces the cost of lost production time.14 Benefits of TPM An added benefit is that with the added responsibility of all maintenance activities. by using the principles of 5S. 10. TPM is a value adding activity. Direct benefits: . In view of the above. A comprehensive TPM program aspires to implement process capability and its maintenance. 4) Benefits can be categorized into two types namely: 1) Direct and 2) Indirect a. scheduling and control of operations depend to a large extent on process capacity and process capability. Process capacity cannot be made available at the cost of quality. zero accidents and zero defects. repairs. Here too the operators take the responsibility of cleaning their machines and work areas. tidy and well organised work area will result in better performance Maintenance is the key to achieve zero loss. 2) TPM increases production capacity. Housekeeping is another area in JIT production system.

. the entire process or . 1) Productivity: Breakdowns reduced by 85% 2) Quality: Defect rate reduced by 50% 3) Cost: Labour cost reduced by 25%. equipment and systems so that they consistently perform at the levels required of them. well functioning machines and equipments are a pre requisite for JIT and TQM to be successfully implemented in any manufacturing firm. energy reduced consumption reduced by 20%.a) Increase in productivity and overall plant efficiency b) Elimination of customers complaints c) Elimination of accidents d) Achieve goals by working as a team b. Indirect benefits: a) Higher confidence level among the employees b) Favourable change in the attitude of the operators c) Horizontal deployment of a new concepts in all areas d) The workers get a feeling of owning the machine. The following results were reported from a typical firm after implementing TPM. 4) Delivery: Inventory turnover increased by 150% 5) Morale: Improvement suggestions increased by 105% 6) Safety: Accidents reduced to nil 7) Environment: No pollution created 10. Therefore if any equipment breaks down. Reliable. maintenance cost reduced by 15 -30%. Preventive maintenance requires understanding and maintaining all the physical elements of manufacturing – machine components.15 Role Of TPM In World Class Manufacturing Most of the world class manufacturing firms have implemented JIT systems and TQM philosophy to achieve excellence in manufacturing and to have ability to compete globally.

. In world class companies the responsibility for repairs and preventive maintenance is assigned to workers. to keep a machine. TQM requires quality at the source which implies that machines must be reliable and well functioning. Here the new quality approach of ………………… was translated to the maintenance environment through the concept of TPM. It first evolved in Nippon Denso a major supplier of the Toyota car company. 4) GOALS: one among following is not an applicable goal. In TPM operators / workers perform basic equipment repairs and preventive maintenance. to achieve ……………………. In world class companies quality circles form an important component of TQM. engineers.production line comes to a halt. material handling equipment and other transport vehicles in proper working conditions. Preventive maintenance practices reduce the breakdown of machines and will keep them in good working condition. a facility. efficiency and effectiveness with zero loss concepts through total participation of all employees with self managing abilities in practices. machinists and operators redesign and reconfigure equipment to make it more reliable. This will facilitate implementation of an effective preventive maintenance program which is essential for a JIT system Self Assessment Questions Fill up the blanks with appropriate words in the following statements: 1) Equipment maintenance is basic to competitive manufacturing. 3) TPM is defined as the means to achieve high level of productivity. • Prevention of equipment deterioration • Maintain the equipment in optimal condition • Establishing basic equipment conditions • Operator’s incompetency . The involvement of workers in quality circles provides the opportunity for them (members of quality circles) to study maintenance problems. Identify. Preventive maintenance is a stepping stone to a higher level of maintenance referred to as “total productive maintenance” (TPM). while teams of maintenance staff. easier to maintain and perform better. 2) TPM had its genesis in the Japanese car industry in 1970’s. Improved equipment functioning has a positive impact on product quality. Maintenance covers all those functions such as ……………… etc.

g) Defect losses due to reduced yields in processing 6) OEE is a way of measuring how the six major losses shown below are affecting the equipment or in other words a way of measuring the amount of ……………………. TPM in Offices. two are missing in the following list. Development Management.. Education & Training. Health & Environment. c) Speed losses due to idling and minor stoppages caused by abnormal operations of censors. b) Downtime for setups and adjustments. 7) Overall Equipment Efficiency-Fill in the other two factors: [OEE] = [Availability x ( ……….. Safety. Identify them Autonomous Maintenance. ……………. blockages etc. What is that? • P: production output loss due to want of materials. Identify a) Downtime due to equipment failure. One among the following is not the type of loss considered in maintenance.• Elimination of quality defects • Elimination of equipment failure • Elimination of cost losses 5) There are six types of losses found in a manufacturing firm.. manpower etc . 9) Autonomous maintenance is a phrase coined by the Japanese institute of plant maintenance (JIPM) to describe the shift towards the machine operators ……………………… 10) PQCDS&M principles in Office TPM: In the list below principle D is missing. that the equipment is contributing to the product. ………. Kobetsu-Kaizen.) X (…………)] 8 Out of Eight pillars of TPM. d) Habitual absenteism by employees e) Speed losses due to discrepancies between designed and actual speeds f) Defect losses due to process defects that cause scrap & quality problems.

2) Adequate resources. 5) ……………………... Preventive maintenance is a well planned program which involves inspection to uncover potential problem and make the necessary repairs before any breakdown occurs. While breakdown maintenance is remedial or corrective maintenance or equipment repair when breakdown occurs. 6) Ability to design ways to extend MTBF. and total productive maintenance or reliability centred maintenance. stores..16 Summary Japanese firms which implemented JIT production and TQM concepts cannot witness any machine failures that affect quality and delayed production schedules. Which is the sixth one? 1) Well trained maintenance crew. The frequency of preventive maintenance must be balanced with the cost of equipment failure and keep the total costs of preventive and breakdown maintenance put together at the lowest level possible. organization should have the features of 1) Well trained maintenance crew. machines are cleaned and lubricated frequently by the operators themselves who run the machines. In the TPM approach to maintenance management.• Q: mistakes in cheques. etc •? • S: safety in material handling. invoices. A comprehensive maintenance program consists of breakdown maintenance. cost of inventory carrying. For the above type of TPM. and …………….2) Adequate resources. preventive maintenance. 4) Ability and authority to do material planning. bills. They applied TPM techniques to visually eliminate machine breakdowns. other safety practices • M: number of kaizen activities in office areas with improvements not visible 11) Results achieved through pillar number Four are: 1) Improved customer satisfaction and reduction in future complaints 2) Reduction in ……………. 4) Ability and authority to do material planning. customer returns etc • C: buying cost. . organization should have the following six features. 3) Ability to establish a repair plan and priorities. Only five are listed. 3) Reduction in inspection time 12) For the above type of TPM. 3) Ability to establish a repair plan and priorities. payroll. 10. cost of logistics.

Equipment problems have a direct impact on production costs. which may result in inefficiency of machines. especially with the latest TPM as a final and long range solution. 10. What is total productive maintenance? Is it different from total preventive maintenance? . by adopting any of the maintenance systems discussed above. continuous improvement and has a strong strategic relevance like TQM. Explain briefly the evolution of maintenance practices leading to TPM. high repair costs. formation of a target committee and program team to oversee initial planning and coordination of all TPM efforts and then transfer the responsibility to the maintenance department. idle time. TPM identifies and attacks all causes of malfunctions and eliminates all consequent losses due to breakdowns. an important component of TQM provides the opportunity for workers to study maintenance problems and suggest effective maintenance activities which are essential for JIT systems. shortened equipment life and inventory. What are the objectives of TPM? 2. Distinguish between breakdown maintenance and preventive maintenance. stoppage of production. Implementing TPM company-wide is major project requiring top management support. 4. high standards of quality and reliability. defects. repairs. TPM helps to maintain process capability. high WIP inventories and so on. All these help to improve manufacturing competitiveness of world class companies. employee morale and pollution control. Benefits of TPM includes increase in production capacity and process reliability. accidents to workers. TPM has great relevance to TQM in improvement of productivity and quality.17 Terminal Questions 1. safety hazards. Quality circles. Discuss on the guiding features of TPM? 3. 5. product quality and production schedules. decrease in productivity. Reduction in costs of lost production.5) Ability to identify the cause of break downs 6) Ability to design ways to extend MTBF. poor quality of outputs. TPM contributes to improved safety.

Focussed Improvements and what steps are used to achieve improvement? 13. adjusting. cleaning. etc 2. Prevention at source 3. no (d)] . Operator’s incompetency-[Sl. Monitoring. inspecting. Explain briefly the sixteen types of losses that are to be considered for elimination by the maintenance department while planning TPM activities. What is ‘Autonomous Maintenance? What are its objectives and steps involved in implementing? 12. Describe the role of total productive maintenance in world class manufacturing. What are the unsafe practices and how these are controlled by practicing good and healthy. repairing.e. Which are the eight pillars that support TPM in an organization? 11. 4. What is meant by ‘Overall Equipment Effectiveness’? What are its constituents? How the six losses are addressed through OEE? 8. 9. What are the benefits accrued to a firm by practicing TPM? 17.6. 10. What are the six zero concept that are to be considered while approaching elimination of 16 Losses? 10. Explain briefly as to how planned maintenance under Eight pillars of TPM help achieve zero loss? 14. 16. What are the relative issues that are recognized by maintenance department before attempting introduction of TPM in the plant? 7.18 Answers Self Assessment Questions 1. What are the constituents of Kobetsu Kaizen i. safe environment under TPM? 15. Discuss the relevance of total productive maintenance to TQM framework. Total customer satisfaction. Habitual Absenteeism by employees – [Sl. no-(d)] 5.

Ability to identify the cause of break downs Terminal Questions: 1.12.6. Ref.2 13.9 9. 10. 10.7 7.10 10. payment to suppliers. 10. Performance Efficiency & Quality yield 8. D. Ref. Maintaining their own machine / equipment 10. Ref. Ref. Ref. Ref. 10.5 3.7 15. 10. 10.12. 10. 10.6 4. Ref. 10. Ref. 10. “Value added” – activity 7. Planned Maintenance & Quality Maintenance 9.1 12. Ref. Defects and improved quality 12.12.13 . 10.‘logistic losses due to delay in support function. 10.6 5. Ref.12 11.3 14. 10.4 2. Ref. 10. Ref.6 6. Ref.8 8. in information etc’ 11. Ref. 10. Ref.12.

Ref. 10. 10. .14 17. Ref.16.15 Copyright © 2011 SMU Powered by Sikkim Manipal University .

Sign up to vote on this title
UsefulNot useful