KAPOL VIDHYANIDHI COLLEGE OF MANAGEMENT AND TECHNOLOGY
SUBJECT: PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT
IMPACT OF POOR MAINTENANCE
NIMESH SHAH - 1020
PROF. HETA PAREKH
FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR: 2012 -2013.
DATE OF SUBMISSION: 14TH AUGUST, 2012.
THE BHOPAL GAS TRAGEDY
THE POTTER BAR RAIL ACCIDENT
THE MINATO WARD INCIDENT
THE LEARJET 60 N999LJ CRASH
THE O'DONNEL PARK TRAGEDY
WHAT IS MAINTENANCE? AND WHY IS IT IMORTANT?
Maintenance in simple words is a set of activities which help keep plant, equipment, machinery, vehicles and other facilities in good condition.
Every manufacturing organisation needs maintenance because, machines breakdowns, parts wear out and buildings deteriorate over a period of time of use.
Maintenance is an important factor in quality assurance . Inconsistencies in equipments lead to variability in product characteristics and result in defective parts that fail to meet the established specifications.
Good maintenance management is important for the company's cost control.
Organizations like airlines and oil refineries have huge investments in the equipment. Equipment failure will be disastrous for such companies.
Let us take a look at 5 such incidents caused due to poor maintenance, and the disastrous impact it can cause not just to the companies involved but also to the life of many people.
THE BHOPAL GAS TRAGEDY:
Night of 2-3rd December, 1984.
Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India.
The tragedy took place due to the uncontrolled leakage of a poisonous gas Methyl Isocyanate known as MIC into the atmosphere from a storage tank in a pesticide manufacturing plant.
5,000 dead; 20,000 seriously injured and 2,00,000 seriously affected by MIC.
Poor maintenance of plant and ignored security measures,