Predictive Maintenance - an equipment maintenance strategy based on measurements in order to assess whether equipment will fail during some future period, and then taking appropriate action to avoid the consequences of that failure.
Predictive maintenance may include Condition Monitoring, Statistical Process Control (SPC) techniques, equipment performance, or Human Senses. The terms Condition Based Maintenance, On-Condition Maintenance and Predictive Maintenance can be used interchangeably.
Examples of predictive maintenance monitoring activities include:
- Vibration analysis
- Oil analysis (or tribology)
- Heat analysis (or thermography)