This article includes a reliability and maintainability engineering pdf of references, related reading or external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks inline citations. Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations. In some cases, maintainability involves a system of continuous improvement – learning from the past in order to improve the ability to maintain systems, or improve reliability of systems based on maintenance experience.
A characteristic of design and installation, expressed as the probability that an item will be retained in or restored to a specified condition within a given period of time, when the maintenance is performed in accordance with prescribed procedures and resources. The ease with which maintenance of a functional unit can be performed in accordance with prescribed requirements. Maintainability and Maintenance Management, Instrument Society of America, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 19.