Complex System Maintenance Handbook [electronic resource] / by Khairy A. H. Kobbacy, D. N. Prabhakar Murthy.Material type: TextLanguage: English Series: Springer Series in Reliability Engineering: Publisher: London : Springer London, 2008Description: XII, 660 p. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781848000117Subject(s): Engineering | Engineering economy | System safety | Technology | Engineering | Quality Control, Reliability, Safety and Risk | Technology Management | Systems and Information Theory in Engineering | Engineering Economics, Organization, Logistics, MarketingAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 658.56 LOC classification: TA169.7T55-T55.3TA403.6Online resources: Click here to access online
An Overview -- An Overview -- Evolution of Concepts and Approaches -- Maintenance: An Evolutionary Perspective -- New Technologies for Maintenance -- Reliability Centred Maintenance -- Methods and Techniques -- Condition-based Maintenance Modelling -- Maintenance Based on Limited Data -- Reliability Prediction and Accelerated Testing -- Preventive Maintenance Models for Complex Systems -- Artificial Intelligence in Maintenance -- Problem Specific Models -- Maintenance of Repairable Systems -- Optimal Maintenance of Multi-component Systems: A Review -- Replacement of Capital Equipment -- Maintenance and Production: A Review of Planning Models -- Delay Time Modelling -- Management -- Maintenance Outsourcing -- Maintenance of Leased Equipment -- Computerised Maintenance Management Systems -- Risk Analysis in Maintenance -- Maintenance Performance Measurement (MPM) System -- Forecasting for Inventory Management of Service Parts -- Applications (Case Studies) -- Maintenance in the Rail Industry -- Condition Monitoring of Diesel Engines -- Benchmarking of the Maintenance Process at Banverket (The Swedish National Rail Administration) -- Integrated e-Operations-e-Maintenance: Applications in North Sea Offshore Assets -- Fault Detection and Identification for Longwall Machinery Using SCADA Data.
The efficient functioning of modern society depends on the smooth operation of many complex systems which provide products and services. These include transport systems, communication systems, utilities, manufacturing plants, processing plants, hospitals and banks. Such systems are unreliable in the sense that they degrade with age and/or usage and fail when they are no longer capable of delivering the products and services. When a complex system fails, the consequences can be dramatic. It can result in serious economic losses, affect humans and do serious damage to the environment. These failures can be controlled through preventive maintenance actions. Due to advances in the understanding of the physics of failure, and in the technologies used to combat this failure; the literature on maintenance of unreliable systems is vast. Complex System Maintenance Handbook is the first book to integrate this vast literature with chapters written by internationally-renowned active researchers and experienced practitioners focussing on different aspects of maintenance. Each chapter reviews the literature dealing with a particular aspect of maintenance, reports on developments and trends in a particular industry sector, or presents a case study. Complex System Maintenance Handbook narrows the gap between theory and practice and will trigger new research on different aspects of maintenance. It will be of interest to maintenance engineers and managers working in industry, as well as researchers and graduate students in the fields of maintenance, industrial engineering and applied mathematics.