Maintainability is a characteristic that describes the ease at which equipment can be returned to a functional state through maintenance. Maintenance can occur randomly upon failure, or be scheduled. The ability to quickly return equipment to an operating state has obvious benefits in today’s competitive economic climate.
Maintainability needs to be balanced with reliability. Making equipment very maintainable to the detriment of reliability may be ultimately counter-productive. It therefore requires a holistic perspective to understand the importance and ramifications of maintainability optimization.
Acuitas can support all stages of maintainability analysis and subsequent optimisation.