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|کد مقاله||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||تعداد کلمات|
|22381||2006||8 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||محاسبه نشده|
Publisher : Elsevier - Science Direct (الزویر - ساینس دایرکت)
Journal : Reliability Engineering & System Safety, Volume 91, Issue 2, February 2006, Pages 233–240
This work has two important goals. The first one is to present a novel methodology for preventive maintenance policy evaluation based upon a cost-reliability model, which allows the use of flexible intervals between maintenance interventions. Such innovative features represents an advantage over the traditional methodologies as it allows a continuous fitting of the schedules in order to better deal with the components failure rates. The second goal is to automatically optimize the preventive maintenance policies, considering the proposed methodology for systems evaluation. Due to the great amount of parameters to be analyzed and their strong and non-linear interdependencies, the search for the optimum combination of these parameters is a very hard task when dealing with optimizations schedules. For these reasons, genetic algorithms (GA) may be an appropriate optimization technique to be used. The GA will search for the optimum maintenance policy considering several relevant features such as: (i) the probability of needing a repair (corrective maintenance), (ii) the cost of such repair, (iii) typical outage times, (iv) preventive maintenance costs, (v) the impact of the maintenance in the systems reliability as a whole, (vi) probability of imperfect maintenance, etc. In order to evaluate the proposed methodology, the High Pressure Injection System (HPIS) of a typical 4-loop PWR was used as a case study. The results obtained by this methodology outline its good performance, allowing specific analysis on the weighting factors of the objective function.
In a Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR), the maintenance policy applied to the electrical-mechanical systems, due to the high level of reliability of these components, requires an optimized schedule. A high maintenance intervention frequency, as often recommended in factory specifications, however, it should sometimes represent unnecessary costs, which may not correspond to an increase on the components reliability. Besides, the factory recommendation for maintenance policies does not consider the aging of the component, which affect its operational condition. On the other hand, according to Duffey , in a 4-loop PWR NPP, the maintenance costs during its lifetime represents about 30% of the total operation cost of the NPP. Hence, a little enhancement in the maintenance polity may proportionate a significant economical gain. Considering such arguments, this work is intended to develop a methodology to preventive maintenance policy optimization, which deals with operational, economical and safety aspects, providing an advanced methodology based upon a probabilistic cost-reliability model and a powerful optimization technique. According to Duthie et al. , since the beginning of the last decade, researchers have been publishing papers addressing preventive maintenance optimization of nuclear power plant systems. This may be classified in three main groups. The first one has the focus on system's reliability  and . The second one focuses on probabilistic models and perform tests among some standard policies  and . Finally, we can mention those, which apply expert knowledge to determine good maintenance policies . In order to avoid the optimization difficulties inherent to huge search spaces, many applications have considered systems with few components  and . From the probabilistic point of the view, Park et al.  contributed to the solution of the class of problem under discussion by including components with very small degradation degrees, Chiang and Yuan  have proposed approaches for maintenance optimization problems aiming at obtaining system's availabilities by Markovian methods and Dijkhuizen and Heijen  have optimized the distribution of availability intervals instead of optimizing the preventive maintenance policy. Unfortunately, all the mentioned references have a common feature: they all considered systems composed by a few components and even so they faced difficulties from the point of view of optimization. By the other side, it is well-known that safety-related nuclear systems have many redundancies and components with a great number of combination and alignment alternatives among them. So, in this case others approaches are necessary to deal with such complexity. Muñoz et al.  were the first ones that have proposed the use of genetic algorithms (GA)  as an optimization tool for maintenance scheduling activities. Lapa et al. ,  and  applied GA in order to optimize inspection and maintenance intervals with a new approach. Instead of searching for an optimal intervention frequency, which means equally spaced interventions, they employed the optimization tool to search for the times in which preventive maintenance interventions should be performed (Flexible Interval Method—FIM). In this sense, it is understood that equally spaced intervention actions do not necessarily lead to the optimal policy. Recently, Yang et al.  proposed a test surveillance policy optimization on the plant level. Test surveillance policy optimization has also been investigated by Lapa et al. (2001)  and . This methodology has been successfully applied by Lapa et al.  in optimization problems that into account constraints in the search space. We need also to mention Bris et al.  research, in which they have developed a new approach to maintenance optimization based in cost. Recently, a important work outlining alternatives and challenges in optimizing industrial safety using genetic algorithms have been developed by work Martorell et al. .
نتیجه گیری انگلیسی
Analyzing the obtained results, it is clear that considering both cost and unreliability weighted must contemplate the minimization of the unreliability functional. By applying the proposed cost-reliability model, it is possible to find preventive maintenance policies which provide a high level of reliability with low costs (Fig. 4). If the main goal is to privilege reliability (for example in safety systems) the obtained costs may be not so low (Fig. 5). Results shown in Fig. 6 and Table 2 outline that the cost is only a measurement of the financial importance of the repair or maintenance and should not be applied as the unique objective if reliability is required. A continuation of this work intends to investigate more realistic situations, where the costs contemplate other kinds of impacts obtained by more elaborated models. Another interesting possibility, is the investigation of a multi-objective genetic algorithm (MOGA) in the search for non-dominated solutions, avoiding the necessity of combining multiple criteria into an unique objective function. Busacca et al.  has shown the use of MOGAs in safety systems. In the same direction, the present approach will have its standard GA replaced by a MOGA.