Corrective maintenance

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Inflight maintenance checklist procedure before starting waste collection system repair on board the Atlantis shuttle.

Corrective maintenance is a maintenance task performed to identify, isolate, and rectify a fault so that the failed equipment, machine, or system can be restored to an operational condition within the tolerances or limits established for in-service operations.[1]

Definition[edit]

A French official standard defines "corrective maintenance" as maintenance which is carried out after failure detection and is aimed at restoring an asset to a condition in which it can perform its intended function (NF EN 13306 X 60-319 standard, June 2010).[2]

Corrective maintenance can be subdivided into "immediate corrective maintenance" (in which work starts immediately after a failure) and "deferred corrective maintenance" (in which work is delayed in conformance to a given set of maintenance rules).

Standards[edit]

The technical standards concerning corrective maintenance are set by IEC 60050 chapter 191 °Dependability and quality of service"[3]

The NF EN 13306 X 60-319 is a subset of IEC 60050-191.[4]

Choice[edit]

The decicion to choose corrective maintenance as method of maintenance, is a decision depending on several factors as the cost of down time, reliability characteristics and redundancy of assets.[5]

Methods[edit]

The steps of corrective maintenance are, following failure, diagnosis – elimination of the part, causing the failure – ordering the replacement – replacement of the part – test of function and finally the continuation of use.

The basic form of corrective maintenance is a step-by-step procedure. The object's failure triggers the steps. Modern technologies as the use of Industry 4.0 features reduce the inherant drawbacks of corrective maintenance.[6] by e.g. providing device history, fault patterns, repair advice or availability of spare parts.

See also[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • L.C. Morow: Maintenance Engineering Hand Book, Mc Graw Hill, New York, 1952
  • S. Nakajima: Introduction to TPM, Productivity Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1988
  • Peter Willmott: Total Production Maintenance the Western Way, Butterworth, Heinemann, First Published 1994, Oxford, London

References[edit]

  1. ^ MIL-STD-3034 Reliability-centered maintenance (RCM) Process Archived 2011-09-27 at the Wayback Machine..
  2. ^ "Maintenance exécutée après détection d'une panne et destinée à remettre un bien dans un état dans lequel il peut accomplir une fonction requise."
  3. ^ "International Electrotechnical vocabulary - Chapter 191: Dependability and quality of service" (ITU-T Recommendation E.800)".
  4. ^ "DIN EN 13306:2010-12". Berlin: Beuth Verlag.
  5. ^ Christer Stenström, Per Norrbin, Aditya Parida, Uday Kumar. "Preventive and corrective maintenance – cost comparison and cost–benefit analysis". Structure and Infrastructure Engineering Maintenance, Management, Life-Cycle Design and Performance. 12 (5).
  6. ^ "Mobile Maintenance : Proof of Industry 4.0 Paback". Control Engineering Europe. June 2018. ISSN 1741-4237.