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Selecting and improving a maintenance policy for mechanical components using cost-effectiveness
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Science and Engineering, School of Engineering. (Systemekonomi)
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Science and Engineering, School of Engineering. (Systemekonomi)
2012 (English)In: International Journal of Strategic Engineering Asset Management (IJSEAM), ISSN 1759-9733, E-ISSN 1759-9741, Vol. 1, no 2, 153-171 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Maintenance has in recent years more and more become recognised as contributing to company profitability and competitiveness. Consequently, the need of selecting the most cost-effective maintenance for a certain component/equipment under certain circumstances has become more emphasised. For a certain component/equipment there might be more than one technically suitable maintenance policy to choose from. The most cost-effective maintenance policy should be selected. In this paper, the most popular selection methods have been introduced, discussed and compared using 11 criteria for identifying their weaknesses and strengths. Also, a study exploring maintenance selection methods in Swedish industry is conducted. Furthermore, a model for selecting and improving a maintenance policy based on cost-effectiveness is developed, tested and discussed in an application example. The model is designed to be user-friendly and usable for all types of maintenance policies. It can utilise historical data regarding failures if available and allow feedback and continuous improvements.

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2012. Vol. 1, no 2, 153-171 p.
Keyword [en]
maintenance policy; maintenance selection; fuzzy MCDM; maintenance decision making; cost effectiveness; mechanical components; cost effectiveness; cost-effective maintenance; Sweden; historical data; component failures; feedback; continuous improvement; fuzzy logic.
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Mechanical Engineering
Research subject
Technology (byts ev till Engineering), Terotechnology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-24306OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-24306DiVA: diva2:605100
Available from: 2013-02-13 Created: 2013-02-13 Last updated: 2015-04-20Bibliographically approved

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