January 2010

Maintenance and Reliability

Managing costs and incidents in industrial plant equipment

Use this method to allogate limited maintenance resources to the most critical equipment

Egusquiza, E., Escaler, X., Gardella, M., Technical University of Catalonia; Goti, A., University of Mondragon

The purpose of this research is implementing a continuous improvement initiative in terms of reliability, availability, maintainability and safety. This article presents a method with the goal of showing in which equipment, how and with which cost incidents related to maintenance appear in industrial plant equipment. The approach will be developed through performance ratios. The goal of the initiative is to extract the information required to know where the maintenance resources are spent and which critical points reduce the availability of industrial plant equipment. The study centers on three ratios: the number of incidents, their cost and the fraction between the cost and the number of

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