Understanding the Pareto principle in terms of maintenance

Team Minimac

Feb 24, 2022 · 2 min read

In our previous segments, we have discussed several aspects of Lubricant contamination and ways to prevent or treat that contamination. But, as we all know that for every company the maintenance budget is limited so focusing on all the factors is not possible.

In such cases, The Pareto Principle comes handy.

The Pareto Principle (also known as the 80/20 rule ) states that, for many events, roughly 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes. In terms of maintenance, it can be reflected upon as 20% of Machines cause 80% of the Downtime.

Few key causes that constitute this 20% are:

  1. Particle Contamination
  2. Moisture Contamination
  3. Wrong/Degraded Lubricant
  4. Misalignment
  5. Imbalance
  6. High Temperature

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