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An inspection model for a process with two types of inspections and repairs

Wang, W 2009, 'An inspection model for a process with two types of inspections and repairs' , Reliability Engineering & System Safety, 94 , pp. 529-533.

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    This paper considers a problem often met in practice. A production process may be subject to two types of deteriorations. The first is a shift in product quality caused by minor process defects that may be identified and rectified by routine inspections and repairs. The second is a major defect caused by a major mechanical or electrical problem that can be observed only when the defect has led to a breakdown of the process or the defect is revealed by a major inspection followed by an appropriate major repair action at the time of the inspection. We formulated an inspection model for the above problem and aimed at optimising the inspection intervals for both types of inspections. A numerical example is given to demonstrate the applicability and solution procedure of the model.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Inspection Delay time Repair Shift
    Themes: Subjects / Themes > Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA275 Mathematical Statistics
    Subjects outside of the University Themes
    Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Business & Law > Salford Business School > Operations and Global Logistics Management
    Journal or Publication Title: Reliability Engineering & System Safety
    Publisher: Elsevier
    Refereed: Yes
    ISSN: 0951-8320
    Funders: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
    Depositing User: W Wang
    Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2009 09:35
    Last Modified: 20 Jan 2014 20:53

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