Based on the first terminology of proactive maintenance, it is stated that proactive maintenance is a maintenance

method that commissions corrective actions aimed at the sources of failure.

Based on the first terminology of proactive maintenance, it is stated that proactive maintenance is a maintenance

method that commissions corrective actions aimed at the sources of failure. It is proposed to extend the life of mechanical

machinery as opposed to 1) making repairs when often nothing is broken, 2) accommodating failure as routine and

normal, and 3) preempting crisis failure maintenance.

But, when we generally discuss about proactive maintenance, broader aspect could be included just like when we

have a program that assists in scheduling preventive maintenance at the recommended intervals and monitors when

those tasks are performed, it becomes proactive. We are also proactive when we repair and replace components before

they are getting failure. Training plant operators is also programmed to recognize components when they are showing

signs of failure and having procedures to report those are also proactive.

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