سیاست های تعمیر و نگهداری پیشگیرانه بهینه دوره ای برای تجهیزات استیجاری
|کد مقاله||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||تعداد کلمات|
|22408||2006||6 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||3777 کلمه|
Publisher : Elsevier - Science Direct (الزویر - ساینس دایرکت)
Journal : Reliability Engineering & System Safety, Volume 91, Issue 7, July 2006, Pages 772–777
For leased equipment the lessor incurs penalty costs for failures occurring over the lease period and for not rectifying such failures within a specified time limit. Through preventive maintenance actions the penalty costs can be reduced but this is achieved at the expense of increased maintenance costs. The paper looks at a periodic preventive maintenance policy which achieves a tradeoff between the penalty and maintenance costs.
Businesses need a variety of equipment to produce products and services. Equipment degrades with age and usage, and ultimately fails. Through corrective maintenance (CM) failed equipment can be restored to operational state; and through preventive maintenance (PM) the rate of degradation and the likelihood of equipment failure can be controlled. Prior to 1970, most businesses owned the equipment and maintenance (CM and PM) was carried out in-house. This began to change around 1970 and the two reasons were the following. (1) Increasing complexity of equipment combined with specialist skills and tools needed for carrying out maintenance actions made in-house maintenance uneconomical. (2) A trend towards focusing only on the activities deemed to be the core of the business and outsourcing all other activities. Most businesses viewed maintenance as a non-core activity. As a result, maintenance outsourcing began to grow with maintenance being carried out by either the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) or a third party. In contrast to the vast literature on maintenance , ,  and  the literature on outsourcing of maintenance is very limited. Murthy and Yeung , Martin  and, Murthy and Asgharizadeh  deal with some of the issue in maintenance outsourcing. Since 1990 more and more businesses started leasing equipment rather than owning them. This was mainly due to the following two reasons: (1) Rapid advances in technology resulting in technological obsolescence with new and better equipment appearing on the market at a faster rate. (2) The cost of owning the equipment becoming very high. Nisbet and Ward  deal with the choice between purchase and lease in the context of radiotherapy equipment. Leasing involves three elements: (i) lessor (who owns and maintains the equipment), (ii) lessee (who leases the equipment), and (iii) lease contract (which deals with the price and conditions of lease). The lessor offers the product (equipment) and the service (maintenance) as a bundle to the lessee. The contract usually contains penalty clauses that penalize the lessor should the leased equipment fail too often and/or the failed equipment is not restored to operational state within some specified time limit. As the level of PM effort increases the penalty costs decrease but the cost of PM actions increases. This implies that the optimal PM actions need to be decided by taking into account the penalty costs. A number of different PM policies have been proposed in the literature. A small list of references dealing with sequential PM policies is , , ,  and  and with periodic PM policies is , , ,  and . Wang  deals with a comprehensive survey of the maintenance policies for deteriorating systems. Jaturonnatee et al.  deal with a PM policy (henceforth referred to as Policy 1) which involves k PM actions carried out at times t j, 1≤j ≤k , over the lease period and the effect of PM action is to reduce the intensity function by δ j at the j th PM action. The parameters k , View the MathML sourcet¯(≡t1,t2,…,tk), and View the MathML sourceδ¯(≡δ1,δ2,…,δk) are selected optimally to achieve a tradeoff between penalty and PM costs. The two shortcomings of this PM policy are as follows: (1) The optimization problem involves (2k+1) parameters that need to be selected optimally. (2) The time intervals between successive PM actions are, in general, not constant. This implies that from an implementation point of view the PM policy is not very practical. In this paper we look at a periodic policy (henceforth referred to as Policy 2) where the PM actions are carried out at periodic times jT, j=1,2,…,k over the lease period. T is the constant time interval between two successive PM actions. The policy overcomes the second shortcoming of Policy 1. The number of PM actions over the lease period, k, depends on T and the duration of the lease. The effect of the jth PM action is to reduce the intensity function by δj and is a decision variable to be selected optimally. As a result, the optimization problem involves (k+1) parameters as opposed to (2k+1) in Policy 1. The outline of this paper is as follows. We give the detail of the model formulation in Section 2. The analysis of the model is carried out in Section 3. A numerical example is presented in Section 4. We conclude with some topics for further research in Section 5.
نتیجه گیری انگلیسی
In this paper we have looked at a periodic PM policy for the leased items that minimizes the total expected cost (penalty+maintenance) to the lessor and compared the new policy with the policy proposed by Jaturonnatee et al. . The proposed model can be extended in several ways as indicated below. (1) The cost of minimal repair increases with age of equipment. (2) Different contract terms which include exclusions (failures resulting due to lessee's negligence being not covered and the lessee paying for the repairs), deductibles (to induce the lessee to invest in ‘due care’ effort) and other features. (3) Taking into account the usage intensity as failures increase with the usage intensity increasing. The authors are currently investigated some of these topics.