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Preventive Maintenance Standards 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 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. 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.

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NFPA 70B-2013

Recommended Practice for Electrical Equipment Maintenance, 2013 Edition

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.


AGA X01084

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.


ANSI B11.20-2017

Safety Requirements for Integrated Manufacturing Systems

Specifies the safety requirements for the design, construction, installation, set-up, operation, maintenance, modification and decommissioning of integrated manufacturing systems.


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 (R2015)

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 might be provided for particular product lines, specific products and other NEMA standards and manufacturer publications.


NFPA 1911-2012

Standard for the Inspection, Maintenance, Testing, and Retirement of In-Service Automotive Fire Apparatus, 2012 Edition


ANSI/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.