Towards Informed Maintenance Decision Making: Identifying and Mapping Successful Diagnostic and Prognostic Routes

W.W. Tiddens, A.J.J. Braaksma, T. Tinga

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Abstract

Advanced maintenance techniques (AMTs) are practices that can support informed maintenance decision making by taking the current, but preferably also the future state of physical assets into account. These techniques can be worthwhile to companies when they are well applied. However, only few companies have effectively applied these techniques and the many available literature reviews fail to help practitioners select the most suitable AMTs for their specific needs. Practitioners often follow a – costly – trial-and-error process in developing more advanced techniques. Next to that, practitioners find it hard to justify development costs and express the added value of AMTs, hindering further advances. Identifying feasible routes helps practitioners to make the step from only knowing the current state of equipment (diagnostics) to also predict the future state of equipment (prognostics). We therefore conducted five case studies within the Netherlands Ministry of Defence to identify and map the use of advanced maintenance techniques and project these mappings on our earlier proposed framework. This paper aids the research on the identification and selection of the suitable AMTs by testing a framework to identify and map the use of AMTs. The first mapping results show that practitioners tend to select the type of AMT mainly based on the available (input) data and the type of required outcome. Based on the mapping, a selection framework is proposed which helps identifying the feasible routes towards maintenance decision making. Further research will focus on testing the proposed route selection framework by comparing the findings to industrial settings.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication19th International Working Seminar on Production Economics
EditorsR.W. Grubbström, H.H. Hinterhuber
Place of PublicationInnsbruck, Austria
Pages439-450
Publication statusPublished - 22 Feb 2016
Event19th International Working Seminar on Production Economics 2016 - Innsbruck, Austria
Duration: 22 Feb 201626 Feb 2016
Conference number: 19

Conference

Conference19th International Working Seminar on Production Economics 2016
CountryAustria
CityInnsbruck
Period22/02/1626/02/16

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