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HP Reliability: Maintainability – What are the options?

Many optimally designed process machines require minimal maintenance. However, if maintenance is necessary and it cannot be easy, then at least it should be possible. What should maintenance engineers..

Bloch, Heinz P., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Many optimally designed process machines require minimal maintenance. However, if maintenance is necessary and it cannot be easy, then at least it should be possible. What should maintenance engineers consider when ensuring and possibly maximizing equipment maintainability? Definition. Maintainability is everything that facilitates maintenance activities for individual process machinery. This includes the ease of supplying necessary services for the machine and availability of such services. Also, these activities should be done at low frequencies. The checklist is: Safety. Maintenance personnel should not be subjected to safety hazards while doing maintenance activities; t

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