Strategic Maintenance Planning


  • Anthony Kelly, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK

Strategic Maintenance Planning deals with the concepts, principles and techniques of preventive maintenance, and shows how the complexity of maintenance strategic planning can be resolved by a systematic ‘Top-Down-Bottom-Up’ approach. It explains how to establish objectives for physical assets and maintenance resources, and how to formulate an appropriate life plan for plant. It then shows how to use the life plans to formulate a preventive maintenance schedule for the plant as a whole, along with a maintenance organization and a budget to ensure that maintenance work can be resourced.This is one of three stand-alone volumes designed to provide maintenance professionals in any sector with a better understanding of maintenance management, enabling the identification of problems and the delivery of effective solutions.
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Professional: Maintenance, plant, production and operations engineers in any industry sector and many service sectors; Academic: these are not text books, but their origin is in Masters-level course notes for quality, reliability and maintenance engineers and as with Kelly’s other books, they will have a rigour and pedagogy which will make them suitable course use


Book information

  • Published: May 2006
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-6992-4


The book guides the reader in establishing objectives for the organization. It covers the maintenance of plan, productions, and operations assets in industry and service sectors, including manufacturing, food and process engineering, minerals and mining, transport, power, and information technology.-IE Industrial Engineer, January 2007

Table of Contents

Maintenance and the industrial organizationPlant acquisition policy and maintenance life-cycle costsFormulating maintenance strategy: a business centred approachThe structure of industrial plantMaintenance objectivesPreventive maintenance decision making, Part 1 – principles, concepts and techniquesPreventive maintenance decision making, Part 2 – maintenance task selectionMaintenance task selection using reliability-centred maintenanceDetermining the life plan and schedule: The Top Down –Bottom Up ApproachControlling plant reliabilityExercises on Maintenance StrategyCase studies of maintenance strategyAppendix 1: TerminologyAppendix 2: In-situ repair techniquesAppendix 3: Introductory failure statistics