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Title: A methodology to determine maintenance criticality using Dempster-Shafer theory

 

Authors: Ankur Bahl; Anish Sachdeva; Rajiv Kumar Garg

 

Addresses:
Department of Industrial and Production Engineering, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar 144001, Punjab, India; Department of Mechanical Engineering, Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar 144411, Punjab, India
Department of Industrial and Production Engineering, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar 144001, Punjab, India
Department of Industrial and Production Engineering, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar 144001, Punjab, India

 

Abstract: This study deals with the development of a methodology for maintenance policy selection by assimilating the various factors as an alternative to traditional failure mode effect analysis. This methodology is based upon Dempster-Shafer theory (DST) of evidence which helps the plant managers/engineers to contrive an efficacious priority rating of various items of equipment/components under conditions of epistemic uncertainty considering the various parameters. A case study of a distillery plant is undertaken for selection of a suitable maintenance policy for the various items of equipment/components of the plant using the proposed methodology.

 

Keywords: Dempster-Shafer theory; epistemic uncertainty; evidence theory; FMEA; maintenance policy selection.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJRS.2017.10010833

 

Int. J. of Reliability and Safety, 2017 Vol.11, No.3/4, pp.182 - 199

 

Submission date: 21 Jun 2017
Date of acceptance: 15 Nov 2017
Available online: 31 Jan 2018

 

 

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