Preventive maintenance decisions through maintenance optimization models: a case study

Vilarinho, Sandrina; Lopes, Isabel; Oliveira, Jose A.
November 2017
Wire Journal International;Nov2017, Vol. 50 Issue 11, p52
Technology has always been a key driver of change in industry, leading enterprises to adopt methods to improve maintenance decisions and striving for maintenance excellence. This paper reports a procedure to support the planning of preventive interventions to be integrated in a computerized maintenance management (CMMS) that is discussed considering the difficulties in its implementation. A basis to get a new CMMS function that allows obtaining the optimal periodicity of preventive interventions is provided. To this end, failure records based on equipment's FMEA and reliability study are highlighted to provide more robust inputs to maintenance models and consequently accurate solutions.


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