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ISSN 1759-3433
CCP: 104
Edited by: J. Pombo
Paper 302

Remote Monitoring and Condition-Based Maintenance for High-Tech Capital Goods

Q. Zhu, H. Peng and G.J. van Houtum

Industrial Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands

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Q. Zhu, H. Peng, G.J. van Houtum, "Remote Monitoring and Condition-Based Maintenance for High-Tech Capital Goods", in J. Pombo, (Editor), "Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Railway Technology: Research, Development and Maintenance", Civil-Comp Press, Stirlingshire, UK, Paper 302, 2014. doi:10.4203/ccp.104.302
Keywords: condition-based maintenance, multi-component systems, joint maintenance, economic dependency.

In this paper, maintenance policies for advanced capital goods where condition monitoring data are available for a subset of all critical components, are studied. Users of such goods may suffer from high costs related to downtime; and those costs can be reduced by condition-based maintenance. At the same time, one is faced with high joint set-up whenever maintenance is executed for one or multiple components. This requires that maintenance actions for all components of a system are coordinated, where one has to deal explicitly with the fact that for some components a condition-based policy is applied while for other components an age-based policy or failure based policy is applied (e.g. because no condition data are available for them). The objective of the research, described in this paper, is to develop maintenance policies for multi-component systems, under the given mixture of different maintenance policies for individual components. An efficient heuristic that can be applied for real-life systems with large numbers of components is described.

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