Determination of optimal preventive maintenance strategy for serial production lines

Sun, Yong, Ma, Lin, & Mathew, Joseph (2008) Determination of optimal preventive maintenance strategy for serial production lines. Australian Journal of Mechanical Engineering, 5(2), pp. 97-104.

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A Split System Approach (SSA) based methodology is presented to assist in making optimal Preventive Maintenance decisions for serial production lines. The methodology treats a production line as a complex series system with multiple PM actions over multiple intervals. Both risk related cost and maintenance related cost are factored into the methodology as either deterministic or random variables. This SSA based methodology enables Asset Management (AM) decisions to be optimized considering a variety of factors including failure probability, failure cost, maintenance cost, PM performance, and the type of PM strategy. The application of this new methodology and an evaluation of the effects of these factors on PM decisions are demonstrated using an example. The results of this work show that the performance of a PM strategy can be measured by its Total Expected Cost Index (TECI). The optimal PM interval is dependent on TECI, PM performance and types of PM strategies. These factors are interrelated. Generally it was found that a trade-off between reliability and the number of PM actions needs to be made so that one can minimize Total Expected Cost (TEC) for asset maintenance.

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ID Code: 31276
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Preventive maintenance, Planning, Decision making, Production lines, Split System Approach
ISSN: 1448-4846
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 2008 Engineers Media Ltd
Deposited On: 11 Mar 2010 21:39
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:48

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