On the application of a model of condition-based maintenance. (English) Zbl 1107.90341

Summary: In this paper the modelling of condition monitoring information for three critical water pumps at a large soft-drinks manufacturing plant is described. The purpose of the model is to predict the distribution of the residual lifetimes of the individual pumps. This information is used to aid maintenance management decision-making, principally relating to overhaul. We describe a simple decision rule to determine whether maintenance action is necessary given monitoring information to date.


90B25 Reliability, availability, maintenance, inspection in operations research
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