The goal of every type of preventive maintenance, including predetermined, condition-based, and predictive, is to find and fix small issues before they grow into problems that require corrective maintenance. The earlier you see something, the easier and cheaper it is to fix.
A bit too much heat is easier to deal with than smoke. And smoke, although terrible, is less terrible than flames. But even before you start to think about preventive, there’s a type of maintenance you could implement even earlier in an asset’s life cycle: pre-maintenance.
Pre-maintenance is the maintenance you rely on even before a new asset or piece of equipment arrives.