What is Planned Maintenance?
Planned maintenance is defined as any work that needs to be done to keep a machine running efficiently and safely. Planned maintenance can vary greatly across different types of machinery, but in general it includes the following:
- Inspection: checking for cracks or wear on moving parts, leaks or other problems with plumbing or other systems that require routine maintenance, etc.
- Adjustment: setting up mechanical parts such as hydraulics or ball bearings properly so they function as intended without breaking down prematurely; this usually involves repositioning them so they are aligned properly when running at high speeds
- Cleaning: removing old grease from internal parts so they can run smoothly without friction due to lack thereof (which would otherwise cause them not only to fail sooner but also make noise that could cause injury if there are people nearby)
What is Planned Maintenance Percentage [PMP]?
Planned Maintenance Percentage (PMP) is the ratio of planned maintenance to total system cost. PMP is an important metric because it can indicate whether or not a system is being maintained properly. Planned Maintenance Percentages are used for planning, scheduling and controlling maintenance activities. PMP is important because if you don't maintain your assets, they will not last as long and will need to be replaced sooner than they would if properly maintained. It also helps to ensure that your equipment is functioning as well as it could be, so that your employees can do their jobs effectively and safely. And finally, having a good PMP means that you'll have less downtime due to breakdowns—or at least be able to deal with them more quickly!
To maximize Planned Maintenance Percentage (PMP), make sure that you:
- Keep track of every piece of equipment in use on-site; include both production and non-production pieces
- Establish a schedule for when each piece should be serviced or replaced; this schedule should take into account how often each piece is used and its expected lifespan
- Ensure that all replacement parts are readily available whenever needed