In this paper we present a Monte Carlo approach for the evaluation of plant maintenance strategies and operating procedures under economic constraints. The proposed Monte Carlo simulation model provides a flexible tool which enables one to describe many of the relevant aspects for plant management and operation such as aging, repair, obsolescence, renovation, which are not easily captured by analytical models. The maintenance periods are varied with the age of the components. Aging is described by means of a modified Brown– Proschan model of imperfect (deteriorating) repair which accounts for the increased proneness to failure of a component after it has been repaired. A model of obsolescence is introduced to evaluate the convenience of substituting a failed component with a new, improved one. The economic constraint is formalized in terms of an energy, or cost, function; optimization studies are then performed using the maintenance period as the control parameter.

A Monte Carlo methodological approach to plant availability modeling with maintenance, aging and obsolescence

Borgonovo E.;
2000

Abstract

In this paper we present a Monte Carlo approach for the evaluation of plant maintenance strategies and operating procedures under economic constraints. The proposed Monte Carlo simulation model provides a flexible tool which enables one to describe many of the relevant aspects for plant management and operation such as aging, repair, obsolescence, renovation, which are not easily captured by analytical models. The maintenance periods are varied with the age of the components. Aging is described by means of a modified Brown– Proschan model of imperfect (deteriorating) repair which accounts for the increased proneness to failure of a component after it has been repaired. A model of obsolescence is introduced to evaluate the convenience of substituting a failed component with a new, improved one. The economic constraint is formalized in terms of an energy, or cost, function; optimization studies are then performed using the maintenance period as the control parameter.
2000
Borgonovo, E.; Marseguerra, M.; Zio, E.
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