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Keeping a batch plant in good condition requires a regular maintenance schedule. Due to the variety of different types of operation and layouts of plants, there is no specific plan that can apply to all plants, but there are some general steps that can help develop an effective maintenance schedule. Carefully examine the operation manuals supplied by the plant manufacturers. Take advantage of training offered by the manufacturer. Manufacturers also may recommend a specific schedule for lubrication or inspection. Make sure to pay attention to other elements of the plant, such as bearing and gear boxes, that may not be mentioned in manuals. The article also includes a Plant Maintenance Report that can be used as a guide to plant maintenance.