A practical approach for reliability prediction of pipeline systems

Sun, Yong, Ma, Lin, & Morris, Jon (2009) A practical approach for reliability prediction of pipeline systems. European Journal of Operational Research, 198(1), pp. 210-214.

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Pipelines play an important role in the modern society. Failures of pipelines can have great impacts on economy, environment and community. Preventive maintenance (PM) is often conducted to improve the reliability of pipelines. Modern asset management practice requires accurate predictability of the reliability of pipelines with multiple PM actions, especially when these PM actions involve imperfect repairs. To address this issue, a split system approach (SSA) based model is developed in this paper through an industrial case study. This new model enables maintenance personnel to predict the reliability of pipelines with different PM strategies and hence effectively assists them in making optimal PM decisions.

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ID Code: 31273
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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DOI: 10.1016/j.ejor.2008.07.040
ISSN: 0377-2217
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > INTERDISCIPLINARY ENGINEERING (091500)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > CRC Integrated Engineering Asset Management (CIEAM)
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Elsevier BV
Deposited On: 11 Mar 2010 22:17
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:57

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