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The latest approach to world class maintenance is knowledge-based maintenance management, using specially developed expert systems, suited to individual company or machinery maintenance management systems (KBMMS) can be used by industries for effective maintenance management of their general-purpose machinery. The application, however, can be readily customised to suit each company's various maintenance requirements for different kinds of machinery. Knowledge-based systems for maintenance management can locate the fault and give expert advice to the user to repair the faulty component of the equipment. The knowledge base for maintenance mainly consists of rules describing the relationship between machinery problems and corresponding symptoms.