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Maintenance excellence : optimizing equipment life - cycle decisions
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New York : Marcel Dekker, 2001


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Considering maintenance from a proactive, rather than reactive, perspective, Maintenance Excellence details the strategies, tools, and solutions for maximizing the productivity of physical assets--focusing on profitability potential. The editors address contemporary concerns, key terms, data requirements, critical methodologies, and essential mathematical needs. They present maintenance in a business context, review planning, measurement, feedback, and techniques related to cost, efficiency, and results, and summarize applications of tools and software from statistics and neural networks to cost-optimized models.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. iii
Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Contributorsp. xv
1. Introductionp. 1
Maintenance Management Fundamentals
2. Maintenance Management Methodologiesp. 11
3. Measurement in Maintenance Managementp. 37
4. Data Acquisitionp. 95
5. Materials Management Optimizationp. 125
Managing Equipment Reliability
6. Assessing and Managing Riskp. 147
7. Reliability by Design: Reliability-Centered Maintenancep. 183
8. Reliability by Operator: Total Productive Maintenancep. 221
Optimizing Maintenance Decisions
9. Reliability Management and Maintenance Optimization: Basic Statistics and Economicsp. 239
10. Maintenance Optimization Modelsp. 269
11. Optimizing Maintenance and Replacement Decisionsp. 289
12. Optimizing Condition-Based Maintenancep. 323
13. Achieving Maintenance Excellencep. 367
Appendix 1 Mean Time to Failurep. 379
Appendix 2 Median Ranksp. 381
Appendix 3 Censored Datap. 385
Appendix 4 The Three-Parameter Weibull Functionp. 387
Appendix 5 Confidence Intervalsp. 391
Appendix 6 Estimating (Fitting) the Distributionp. 395
Appendix 7 Kolmogorov-Smirnov Goodness-of-Fit Testp. 397
Appendix 8 Present Valuep. 401
Appendix 9 Cost of Capital Required for Economic-Life Calculationsp. 407
Appendix 10 Optimal Number of Workshop Machines to Meet a Fluctuating Workloadp. 413
Appendix 11 Optimal Size of a Maintenance Workforce to Meet a Fluctuating Workload, Taking into Account Subcontracting Opportunitiesp. 415
Appendix 12 Fuzzy Logicp. 421
Appendix 13 Neural Netsp. 423
Appendix 14 Optimal Interval Between Preventive Replacements of Equipment Subject to Breakdownp. 429
Appendix 15 Optimal Preventive Replacement Age of Equipment Subject to Breakdownp. 433
Appendix 16 Optimal Preventive Replacement Age of Equipment Subject to Breakdown, Taking into Account Time Required to Effect Failure and Preventive Replacementsp. 437
Appendix 17 Optimal Replacement Interval for Capital Equipment: Minimization of Total Costp. 441
Appendix 18 The Economic-Life Model Used in PERDECp. 445
Appendix 19 Economic Life of Passenger Busesp. 447
Appendix 20 Optimal Replacement Age of an Asset, Taking into Account Tax Considerationsp. 455
Appendix 21 Optimal Replacement Policy for Capital Equipment, Taking into Account Technological Improvement--Infinite Planning Horizonp. 457
Appendix 22 Optimal Replacement Policy for Capital Equipment, Taking into Account Technological Improvement--Finite Planning Horizonp. 461
Appendix 23 Optimal Inspection Frequency: Minimization of Downtimep. 465
Appendix 24 Maintenance Strategic Assessment (MSA) Questionnairep. 467
Indexp. 479