Reliability-Centered Maintenance Methodology and Application: A Case StudyThe purpose of this paper is to emphasize that the choice of the most appropriate maintenance model and policies is the best way to reduce significantly the maintenance costs as well as to optimize the useful Key Performance Indicators — failure rates, reliability, mean time between failures, mean time to repair, and equipment availabilities. The developed tool is an efficient method of calculating the maintenance costs and allows one by means of computational simulation to define the most advisable maintenance policy. On the other hand, the proposed relationships are universal and could be used as an economic evaluation indicator for other industries and equipment. This generator of technical information is the most appropriate method of optimizing maintenance key performance indicators. Then it is important to adopt the most advisable maintenance policies and practices, the proposed methodology being an efficient tool for evaluating the maintenance performance and, in addition, for optimizing procedures. The proposed methodology represents an efficient way to evaluate the maintenance performance as well as to choose better maintenance policies and practices in order to reduce costs and increase maintenance key performance indicators. Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
Condition Based Maintenance and the Reliability Program
Case Studies in Reliability and Maintenance
Fore I ; A. Msipha II. High productivity in industry requires high equipment reliability and plant availability. The aim of this paper is to illustrate the management of preventive maintenance by application of the Reliability Centred Maintenance RCM , targeting a ferrochrome processing plant. The research points out that preventive maintenance is often neglected, affecting process continuity, and thus compromising product quality due to drops and fluctuations in operating temperature.
Scientific Research An Academic Publisher. Affiliation s. Abdulrohim, O. Salih and A. Wang and J. Sharma, D.