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Encyclopedia of Marine Technology


A series of procedures aimed at preserving the function of an engineering structure or a piece of equipment throughout its expected lifetime. Most marine products include systems and parts that are subject to scheduled maintenance according to the instructions of the manufactures.

Breakdown maintenance – A policy of plant repair only after it has failed.

Condition based maintenance (CBM) – Preventive maintenance system based on using real-time data to prioritize and optimize maintenance resources, and allowing to act only when maintenance is actually necessary.

Planned maintenance – Organized & scheduled preventive maintenance work in order to minimize equipment downtime and to effectively utilize available resources.

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