An Analysis of the Facility Preventive Maintenance Program at the U.S. Naval Academy
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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An analysis of the U.S. Naval Academys building equipment preventive maintenance program was conducted. The equipment of six buildings of various ages and uses, and typical of buildings found at most Navy bases, were selected for study. The analysis included an investigation into the relationships between equipment failure and age, preventive maintenance inspections and equipment failure, and preventive maintenance actions and equipment failure. Management issues regarding the preventive maintenance program were also examined. The results of the analysis indicated that the Academy was over-maintaining some of its mechanical equipment. This was proven by applying cost and linear regression analysis techniques to the equipments history records which included periods of both high and low accomplishment rates of preventive maintenance. There were also some significant deficiencies noted in the computerized and manual management systems used in the administration of the preventive maintenance program. Specific recommendations for program improvement as well as a proposal for an ideal preventive maintenance program were provided.
- Structural Engineering and Building Technology