time-based maintenance


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time-based maintenance

an approach to MAINTENANCE which provides for the overhaul of machinery, plant and equipment at planned regular intervals, for example, once every three months.
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During the past decades, the system maintenance strategy has experienced three development stages (Hyvarinen and Karki, 1996) and (Yoshimura and Ito, 1989): breakdown maintenance, time-based maintenance and condition-based maintenance.
During the past decades, the system maintenance strategy has experienced three development stages (Hyvarinen and Karki, 1996; and (Yoshimura and Ito, 1989): breakdown maintenance, time-based maintenance and condition-based maintenance.
They promise to save the Department of Defense (DOD) money and man-hours by aiding DOD's initiative to transition the maintenance of weapon systems from time-based maintenance to condition-based maintenance plus (CBM+) by 2015.
Safety is not the only driving force here; the ability to replace time-based maintenance with condition-based maintenance could also save money and minimize downtime.

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