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Article of the Month:

Condition-Based Maintenance

Dr. John L. Ross, Jr.

Maintenance Innovators, Inc.
10307 N. 140th E. Ave.
Owasso, OK 74055

Ph: 913-633-4009
Email: john.ross@maintenanceinnovators.com

Although we almost exclusively think of preventive maintenance as our ‘go-to’ proactive strategy, it is important to note that predictive (PdM) and condition-based maintenance (CBM) are additional elements of a solid proactive maintenance program, even more so with the ease at which some predictive tools can be operated and the low cost/benefit breakpoints of some technology affordability.

I’ve had many discussions over the years centering on the place for and the meaning behind CBM or Condition-Based Maintenance.  I would like add some thoughts to this and I feel we owe it to ourselves and our organizations to build a process that works for our locations, despite some of the differences in the terms we use.

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