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Maintenance scheduling of a protection system subject to imperfect inspection and replacement

Berrade, MD, Cavalcante, CAV and Scarf, PA 2012, 'Maintenance scheduling of a protection system subject to imperfect inspection and replacement' , European Journal of Operational Research, 218 , pp. 716-725.

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    Abstract

    An inspection and replacement policy for a protection system is described in which the inspection process is subject to error, and false positives (false alarms) and false negatives are possible. We develop two models: one in which a false positive implies renewal of the protection system; the other not. These models are motivated by inspection of a protection system on the production line of a beverage manufacturer. False negatives reduce the efficiency of inspection. Another notion of imperfect maintenance is also modelled: that of poor installation of a component at replacement. These different aspects of maintenance quality interact: false alarms can, in a worst case scenario, lead to the systematic and unnecessary replacement of good components by poor components, thus reducing the availability of the system. The models also allow situations in which maintenance quality differs between alternative maintainers to be investigated.

    Item Type: Article
    Themes: Energy
    Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Business & Law > Salford Business School > Operations and Global Logistics Management
    Journal or Publication Title: European Journal of Operational Research
    Publisher: Elsevier
    Refereed: Yes
    ISSN: 03772217
    Depositing User: Dr Philip Scarf
    Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2012 15:43
    Last Modified: 18 Sep 2013 10:39
    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/19362

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