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Effects of Preventive Maintenance on the reliability of production lines

Ma, Lin, Sun, Yong, & Mathew, Joseph (2007) Effects of Preventive Maintenance on the reliability of production lines. In 2007 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (IEEM 2007), 3-5 December 2007, Singapore.

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Abstract

In determining failure characteristics in typical manufacturing production lines, workcells and components can have different failure patterns and distributions at the same time. The preventive maintenance (PM) of a production line is normally conducted on parts of machines or components in the system. Often, this type of PM does not restore the entire production line back to "as-good-as-new" condition - the entire production line is generally 'imperfectly' repaired. A production line can be subject to multiple such PM actions over its operational life span. In determining an optimal PM strategy, an accurate estimation of the effects of these PM actions on the reliability of production lines is essential. This paper addresses this issue at a component level using the split system approach (SSA). The repaired components are assumed to be connected logically with the rest of a system in series. Most existing models consider the entire system and are based on the premise that the effect of PM is dependent on the characteristics of the failures of a system. This research revealed that the effect of PM depends on the characteristics of the failures of repaired components rather than the entire system.

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ID Code: 14301
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: Preventive maintenance, Production lines, Reliability prediction, Split system approach, Whole life cycle
DOI: 10.1109/IEEM.2007.4419266
ISBN: 9781424415298
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > MECHANICAL ENGINEERING (091300) > Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified (091399)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > OTHER ENGINEERING (099900) > Engineering not elsewhere classified (099999)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > MECHANICAL ENGINEERING (091300) > Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified (091399)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 IEEE
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Deposited On: 06 Aug 2008
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:39

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