Learning Center

Welcome to the UpKeep Learning Center

We are here to help you find anything you need to know.

    Showing 10 of 707

    Types of Failure Consequences in Maintenance

    Failure consequence refers to the impact of a certain failure mode, primarily used in evaluating assets when using reliability centered maintenance (RCM).

    View Article

    How to Benchmark Maintenance Performance

    Benchmarking is a process of evaluating a company’s performance by comparing metrics and processes with those of other companies.

    What Is Lockout Tagout? 7 Steps to Reach LOTO Safety

    Lockout/tagout also known as LOTO refers to safety practices and procedures that ensure dangerous machines are properly shut off.

    What's a function and what's functional failure?

    A function describes the intention of a piece of equipment, while functional failures detail conditions that would prevent equipment from peak operation.

    Asset Managment
    View Article

    Useful life of an Asset: Definition & Examples

    IRS Publication 946, Appendix B, lists useful life estimates by industry and application. These estimates can be used as a baseline.

    Asset Managment
    View Article

    What Is Scheduled Maintenance Critical Percent?

    Scheduled maintenance critical percent (SMCP) is an effective way to prioritize inspections, checks, repairs, and more.

    Maintenance, Reliability, Manufacturing & Plants, Asset Managment, Facility Management, Food & Beverage Manufacturing, Preventative Maintenance
    View Article

    What is Mean Time Between Failure MTBF? [Calculation & Examples]

    Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) is a metric that defines the average time that equipment is operating between breakdowns or stoppages.

    Healthcare, Inventory Management, Reliability, Maintenance
    View Article


    Risk-based maintenance addresses risk-sensitive systems and machinery. RBM determines the most economical way to distribute resources to repair a system.

    Preventative Maintenance, Maintenance
    View Article

    Programmable Logic Controller (PLC)

    A programmable logic controller, PLC for short, is the brain of a modern-day facility that depends on various machines and equipment.

    Maintenance, Preventative Maintenance
    View Article

    What Is the Theory of Constraints?

    The theory of constraints looks at what's holding back an objective in manufacturing and supercharges a team to make necessary changes to revitalize progress.

    Manufacturing & Plants, Maintenance
    View Article
    UpKeep Logo

    Get the best maintenance advice, straight to your inbox.

    Filter filter-icon

    Want to keep reading?

    Here are more articles about maintenance and reliability!

    UpKeep Writes the Book on Asset Operations Management
    View Article
    UpKeep Named A Leader In IDC MarketScape For CMMS
    View Article
    The Definitive Buyer's Guide for Asset Operations Management Applications

    Use this guide to help navigate asset operations management software selection to capitalize on digital-first efficiency gains where data and workflows are automated and connected.

    Learn More

    Sign up for a personalized tour today.

    Information is 100% secure.
    UpKeep logo

    Sign up for newsletter!

    Our newsletter full of inspiration, podcasts, trends & news.

    UpKeep logo

    Sign up for newsletter!

    Our newsletter full of inspiration, podcasts, trends & news.

    UpKeep icon
    This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience. Privacy Policy