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Making Time for Real Maintenance, Part 4

How to avoid limited maintenance resources from going to noncritical equipment at the expense of maintenance for critical equipment.

The common maintenance priority structure is as follows:

  • Priority 0 — Emergencies
  • Priority 1 — Downtime repairs
  • Priority 2 — Preventive and predictive maintenance

The trap here is limited maintenance resources go to noncritical equipment at the expense of maintenance for critical equipment. The critical equipment then has increased downtime.

How can you correct this unwanted situation?

To fix this,

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