preventive maintenance

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preventive maintenance

a planned MAINTENANCE programme aimed at minimizing or eliminating breakdowns to buildings, plant, machinery and equipment with their consequent disruption to production, or inconsistent machine operation which might affect product quality. A preventive maintenance programme would involve keeping an up-to-date PLANT REGISTER which notes the maintenance requirements of each machine; scheduling the frequency of inspections, lubrication and overhauls for each machine; GROUP REPLACEMENT of parts, where appropriate, or replacement of parts as they fail (see CONDITION-BASED MAINTENANCE); making modifications and improvements which increase reliability and at the same time bring the plant, machinery or equipment up to date.
Collins Dictionary of Business, 3rd ed. © 2002, 2005 C Pass, B Lowes, A Pendleton, L Chadwick, D O’Reilly and M Afferson
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SGI technical account managers will have the ability to review customers' system event logs on a daily basis and then recommend appropriate preventative or remedial maintenance to eliminate system issues before they evolve into serious problems.
By also collecting data on structure condition, you can get solid information about the routine and remedial maintenance needs throughout the city and begin compiling preliminary budget estimates for maintenance.
Naturally, with limited resources, remedial maintenance always takes priority over prevention, and there generally is an overabundance of remedial maintenance to be undertaken.

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