It is critical that manufacturing equipment that is being curtailed be shut down and properly prepared for extended downtime. If shortcuts are taken during this phase, startup costs will be dramatically higher as failures will occur due to being idled. These failure modes can be related to rust and corrosion or the compression of load-bearing surfaces, to name a few. Failure to prepare for hot and humid environments or cold temperatures can result in other types of failures as well.
Cleaning is a great first step. Learn additional steps to take in the iPresentation tutorial Pursuing Reliability Excellence in a Recession.
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