What Is Equipment Master

Question:

Explain the meaning of equipment master.

Answer:

1. Equipment Master pertains to one of the master data elements within the domain of Operations & Maintenance i.e. The SAP Plant Maintenance Module.

2. The business object "Equipment" is an individual, physical object that is to be maintained independently. It can be installed in a technical system or part of a technical system.

You can manage all types of device as pieces of equipment (for example, production utilities, transportation utilities, test equipment, production resources/tools, buildings, PCs).

Since many of these physical objects are managed as "assets" in Asset Management, the term "piece of equipment" was chosen for objects defined from a technical perspective, in order to avoid confusion with the activated tangible assets.

You define and manage each piece of equipment in the Plant Maintenance (PM) System in a separate master record and can set up an individual maintenance history for each one.
 

Question:

For an equipment master record what fields need to be filled in?

Answer:

Depends upon the Equipment. Normally, the fields which used to maintain in an Equipment master are:

Equipment Category, Constr.type (serialized), Planning Plant, Work center, Plant, Maintenance plant, Location. You can attach an equipment to another using superior Equipment filed.
 

Note:

T-code for Creating Equipments is IE01
 

Self-test Question

What is an equipment? 
 
A. It is a machinery generally non movable 
B. It is a machinery generally movable 
C. It can be installed/removed in a functional location 
D. A piece of equipment is an individual object that is to be maintained independently and cannot be installed in a functional location
 
Answer: B, C

See Also
Maintenance History of Multiple Equipments

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