Preventive Maintenance Standards
The ANSI standards for Preventive Maintenance help you determine the type and frequency of inspections and maintenance procedures, define the minimum
requirements for servicing and maintaining plant equipment, serve as a comprehensive maintenance checklist, and supplement more specific instructions,
manufacturer publications, and other standards. Through the application of these standards, industrial firms can improve automation and operate more efficiently,
produce higher quality products, minimize energy consumption, reduce insurance inventories and business loss due to production delays, and increase overall safety levels.
In addition, preventive maintenance measures can drastically reduce errors in day-to-day operations, as well as increase the overall
preparedness of plants in the case of an emergency.
Preventive Maintenance is the planned maintenance of plant infrastructure and equipment with the goal of improving equipment life by preventing excess depreciation
and impairment. This maintenance includes, but is not limited to, adjustments, cleaning, lubrication, repairs, replacements, and the extension of equipment life.
Preventive Maintenance standards provide the fundamental principles and crucial guidelines for establishing a successful preventive maintenance program.
Due to the varying needs of different plants, the type and amount of preventive maintenance required also varies greatly from plant to plant. Due to this, it
is extremely difficult to establish a successful preventive maintenance program without the proper guidelines and instructions.
The implementation of preventive maintenance procedures presented in these standards is a vital part of efforts promoting safe practices in the industrial workplace.
The American National Red Cross Ready Rating Assessment, for example, is a
program that helps businesses, prepare for disasters and other emergencies.
Find more information on preventative maintenance and
emergency preparedness from the American National Standards Institute.
LNG Preventive Maintenance Guide
For LNG plant owners/operators, to develop and implement an effective preventive maintenance program for their facilities. It will help them determine the types and frequency of tests and inspections to be included. 120 pages. 1984.
TAPPI TIP 0305-34:2008
Daily, weekly, and monthly maintenance checklists
This technical information paper is to be used as a guide to establish specific plant maintenance checklists. It is a starting point, and modifications will be required to fit specific plant circumstances as dictated by actual machine types, and other local factors.
NEMA ICS 1.3:1986 (R2009)
Preventive Maintenance Of Industrial Control And Systems Equipment
Covers fundamental principles, safety precautions and common guidelines for preventive maintenance of most industrial control and systems equipment. Intended to supplement more specific maintenance instructions that may be provided for particular product lines, specific products and other NEMA standards and manufacturer publications.
NFPA 1915: Standard for Fire Apparatus Preventive Maintenance Program, 2000 Edition
This defines the minimum requirements for the servicing and maintenance of fire apparatus. These requirements are applicable to public or private organizations utilizing fire apparatus.
NEMA KS 3-2010
Guidelines for Inspection and Preventive Maintenance of Switches Used in Commercial and Industrial Applications
Provides basic procedures for the inspection and preventive maintenance of switches used in commercial and industrial applications rated up to and including 600 V 50/60 Hz ac or ac/dc.
Recommended Practice for Electrical Equipment Maintenance
NFPA 70B: Recommended Practice for Electrical Equipment Maintenance helps you develop and carry out an Electrical Preventive Maintenance (EPM) program for all types of equipment and assemblies. Changes in the 2010 edition include: Reorganization of document, including grouping of related topics plus consolidation of testing information; New material on emergency preparedness and electrical system and equipment restoration; New recommendations on how to conduct outsourcing of electrical equipment maintenance; New information on failure modes effects and criticality analysis (FMECA).
ANSI B11.20-2004 (R2009)
Safety Requirements for Integrated Manufacturing Systems
Specifies the safety requirements for the design, construction, set-up, operation and maintenance (including installation, dismantling and transport) of integrated manufacturing systems. An integrated manufacturing system: incorporates two or more industrial machines, at least one of which is a machine tool; is linked by a material handling system; is interconnected with and coordinated by a control system; is capable of being re-programmed, re-configured or resequenced for the manufacturing of a variety of discrete parts or assemblies. An integrated manufacturing system shall be designed and safeguarded to ensure proper and safe operation and maintenance in accordance with the risk assessment (see Clause 5).