Executive Summary


According to Merriam Webster Collegiate dictionary, the word predictive meaning to declare or indicate in advance; especially: foretell on the basis of observation, experience, or scientific reason. This definition is quite close with the maintenance concept of predictive. Predictive Maintenance is the upkeep of property or equipment. Any inspection activity on the PM task list is predictive. Predictive Maintenance is a way to view data and does not necessarily require buying a bunch of equipment.  Predictive maintenance means maintenance activity that includes some instrument or technology. Predictive maintenance is not something you buy. Predictive Maintenance is a state of mind!