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Maintenance: It’s Risky Business

Structure your maintenance around the idea of risk.

The allocation of scarce maintenance resources can be hard to get right. Those resources are usually less than what is actually needed.

Is it unfortunate that a feeder breaker fails and an entire production area is down for three days? Or did somebody choose that outcome? Answer: It was a choice that began with which resources to allocate where.

What if the choice had been to perform all the recommended maintenance on that breaker, using resources that would otherwise have

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