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Strategic Maintenance Planning - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780750669924, 9780080478999

Strategic Maintenance Planning

1st Edition

Author: Anthony Kelly
Paperback ISBN: 9780750669924
eBook ISBN: 9780080478999
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 10th May 2006
Page Count: 304
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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.

Key Features

  • The first of three stand-alone companion books, focusing on the formulation of strategy and the planning aspects of maintenance management
  • Learn how to establish objectives - for physical assets and maintenance resources; Formulate a life plan for each unit and a preventive maintenance schedule for the plant as a whole; Design a maintenance organization and budget to ensure that the maintenance work can be resourced
  • With numerous review questions, exercises and case studies - selected to ensure coverage across a wide range of industries including processing, mining, food, power generation and transmission


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

Table of Contents

Maintenance and the industrial organization Plant acquisition policy and maintenance life-cycle costs Formulating maintenance strategy: a business centred approach The structure of industrial plant Maintenance objectives Preventive maintenance decision making, Part 1 – principles, concepts and techniques Preventive maintenance decision making, Part 2 – maintenance task selection Maintenance task selection using reliability-centred maintenance Determining the life plan and schedule: The Top Down –Bottom Up Approach Controlling plant reliability Exercises on Maintenance Strategy Case studies of maintenance strategy Appendix 1: Terminology Appendix 2: In-situ repair techniques Appendix 3: Introductory failure statistics


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About the Author

Anthony Kelly

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Surrey, Guildford, UK


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

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