Definitions Edit

Preventive maintenance (PM) is:

[t]he practice of periodically performing maintenance activities on a system or equipment with the intended purpose of preventing unscheduled outages of the equipment due to component failure.[1]
[a]ll actions performed in an attempt to retain an item in a specified condition by providing systematic inspection, detection, and prevention of incipient failures.[2]
[s]ystematic and/or prescribed maintenance intended to reduce the probability of failure.[3]

References Edit

  1. Department of the Army, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Systems for Command, Control, Communications, Computer, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) Facilities, at B-4 (Jan. 21, 2006) (full-text).
  2. Defense Acquisition University, Glossary, at B-136 (13th ed. Nov. 2009) (full-text).
  3. NATO Standardization Agency, NATO Glossary of Terms and Definitions 2-P-8 (2008) (full-text).

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