Preventive Maintenance (PM) records are templates for scheduled preventive maintenance work. They are used to generate PM work orders and related records, and commonly used on assets and locations that require periodic maintenance to maximize the performance and avoid untimely failures. The following example will show you how to create a preventive maintenance work order for periodic maintenance and inspections to be performed on an asset.
Create a New PM
Go to the Preventive Maintenance application, and from the Toolbar click “New PM” button
PM Number: The unique identifier of a Preventive Maintenance record. Every PM record is specific only to one Asset or Location record.
Location/Asset: Asset or Location where the preventive maintenance will be done.
Status: A new PM record will automatically have a DRAFT status.
Storeroom: If a Job Plan has estimated materials, Maximo needs to know the Storeroom to create the item reserved.
Route: A list of related asset or work locations. When a work order is generated from a PM with a route, a parent work order will be created for the asset or location and a child work order for each asset on the route. If the child work orders contain tasks, the task-type work orders will also be created.
Counter: The number of generated work orders from the PM since the first record is created.
Lead Time (Days): The number of days before the actual work can be started. When using the Lead Time option, check the Lead Time Active check box.
Preventive maintenance work is typically triggered by one or more conditions:
- Time-based PMs: Elapsed time since previous work.
- Meter-based PMs: Metered usage of assets.
- A combination of elapsed time and metered usage. For example, you can schedule a PM that triggers work every six months or every 300 hours, whichever comes first.
Estimated Next Due Date: Specify a value if the PM is time-based. This date is the first date that the PM is scheduled to generate work orders.
Associate PM with a Job Plan
PMs can contain job plan and corresponding safety plan information that will be copied to work orders. We can choose an existing Job Plan from the PM application.
Information associated with a PM becomes part of the work order records you generate from the PM. For example, each Job Plan Task will become the task of the related work orders.
There are other features associated by adding a new PM, such as a PM hierarchy can be built by creating parent-child relationships between similar PMs, which enables the users to generate hierarchies of related work orders. You can also schedule PM work for assets on a route.
Create PM Work Orders
Generate WOs Due Today Plus This Number of Days: Insert a “slack” time value in days to generate work orders in advance of their due dates.
Use Frequency Criteria: By default, this box is selected. When selected, the system evaluates the frequency criteria for the selected set of records to determine which PMs are due to generate work orders. If a PM is part of a hierarchy, it may trigger work order generation from the entire PM hierarchy.
When you generate work orders from a PM with an associated job plan, default safety and measurement point information is copied to the work orders.