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non-routine maintenance

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Non-routine Maintenance is any maintenance that isn’t performed at pre-determined intervals. Sometimes Quality Control workers and Inspection Technicians will routinely inspect machinery in order to catch a problem before it becomes too troublesome (see Planned Maintenance). Non-routine Maintenance is the other side of this. Aside from Shutdown Maintenance, Non-routine is the worst kind of inspection and repair. Downtime can be costly and unpredictable.

Related terms: corrective maintenance, shutdown maintenance, preventative maintenance, predictive maintenance, planned maintenance, teardown, overhaul, downtime, turnaround, outage

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