What is planned maintenance?
Together with Condition Based Maintenance, Planned maintenance comprises preventive maintenance, in which the maintenance task is pre-planned, and all future maintenance is pre-programmed. Planned maintenance is created for every item separately according to manufacturers recommendation or legislation.
Plan can be based on equipment running hours, date based, or for vehicles distance travelled. A good example of a planned maintenance program is car maintenance, where time and distance determine fluid change requirements. A good example of Condition Based Maintenance is the oil pressure warning light that provides notification that you should stop the vehicle because failure will occur because engine lubrication has stopped.