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The Purpose of E-Journal of Advanced Maintenance

 
Kenzo MIYA, President of Japan Society of Maintenology
 
 

The Earth's Finite Resources

Since recorded history, humans have believed that the Earth is a planet unlimited of resources. This assumption has resulted in massive consumption of natural resources. Evidently it has already caused global warming, running out of resources. It took so much time to realize this obvious fact that the Earth is finite. Simply put, it means easy to exploit, difficult to restore. To make matters worse, even if the destruction of nature could be stopped, restoring it would either take too much time or too late.

The Maintenance Revolution and Prolonging Facility Life-Span

Today, the “Maintenance Revolution” is a hot issue since maintenance is one of the most effective solutions to environmental problems. It also allows such a gigantic structure to retain longer operating life from 50 to 100 years or from 100 to 200 years – an immeasurable effect. It is estimated that there are over a hundred billion tons of industrial steel structures in Japan. If these are left to ruins, just think how much more productive it would be when longer facility life is achieved by effective maintenance.

The Maintenance Revolution and Optimizing Maintenance Technology

Enhancing maintenance technology is indispensable for the Maintenance Revolution. The aim of this electronic journal is to contribute to Maintenance Revolution and its fulfillment. Although it is expected to be applied to all fields of maintenance, certain areas of study will be prioritized as this weighty task takes time. As a first step, this journal will tackle issues related to how maintenance technology plays a part in achieving longer nuclear power facility life, one of mankind’s greatest intellectual assets. Needless to say, this is all based on the goal to secure safety.

  

Nuclear Power Maintenance Technology Shared on an International Level

The journal will expand areas of fields to various industries while focusing on common industrial maintenance technology. Maintenance technology for nuclear power facilities is especially highly-optimized since it has accumulated the record of meeting strict safety requirements for plants. Sharing these maintenance technologies, and applying them in existing nuclear power plants (total 435 in the present), will result in prolonged facility life and secure safety. It is desirable that this journal is to review latest technologies of these issues on a global scale, contributing to advancing of maintenance technology.