Maintenance of equipment


Equipment maintenance is a necessary part to keeping things in reliable working order. Environmental issues caused by equipment failure can be reduced with regular functional checks, servicing, repairing, or replacing of necessary parts. Good maintenance uses cost-effective practices to keep equipment in good operational condition.

Maintenance activities include partial or complete overhauls at specified periods, oil changes, lubrication, or minor adjustments. In addition, equipment deterioration can be recorded so it is easy to know when to replace or repair worn parts before they cause failure of the equipment.


With a good maintenance plan in place, small problems are noticed before major more expensive ones develop. Regular maintenance will enhance the life of capital equipment which in turn reduces the loss of production due to breakdowns.

Regular checking of things such as hoses, fittings, seals, fluids, tyres, filters, and batteries will ensure smooth running of equipment and reduced repair costs. Regular routine check-ups and equipment maintenance will prevent damage that could affect the lifespan of the equipment.