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Maintenance plan parameters for manual call


I was asked to set up a maintenance plan with several maintenance items about a plant equipment to run it manually. The application is crucial for the production line so there is not a scheduled time for maintenance shutdown.

The job operations have different packages and although I could run manually this plan by choosing which packages to call, I have to find a way where I call the plan manually on every shutdown but the system should automatically select which maintenance items to call according to their package.

So far I am looking for a solution on this issue with no results, so I will be grateful for any recommendations to sort this out.



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    Nov 16, 2016 at 08:10 AM


    I've never tried this, but how about creating a strategy and packages with impossibly long periods (e.g. 10 years, 20 years, etc).

    Then create the plan and schedule as usual putting the first call well into the future.

    When the shutdown maintenance is required, go into IP10 and use the Fix Call button to set the required date. Alternatively use the Release button to create the order, then go into the order and set the basic start/end dates.


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    • Former Member Peter Atkin


      You were correct about the fix call option.

      The packages do start the counting as soon as the user hits the fix call button. Moreover, if the user updates scheduling, then the next date that shows up can also be modified by fix call option (it seems that it works but did not saved it)

      Once again thank you for showing me the correct way of doing this.



  • Nov 16, 2016 at 04:56 AM

    Hi Elias,

    Yes, you have option to choose packages for a manual call. I dont think you can select the maintenance item since the packages are assigned at header (maintenance plan).

    Now, why do you want to handle shutdown through maintenance plan ? I have seen clients use to generate shutdown separately and in case of any Preventive orders generated, it will be clubbed inbetween.



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    • Former Member Maria Terence

      Hello Terence,

      I appreciate your answer.

      Well my second thought, apart of doing all this with the simple and usual manual way, was what you exactly say. In addition, I was also thinking to enable the completion requirement to avoid any confusions.

      Have a nice day.