Title: A review of condition-based maintenance decision-making

Authors: Rosmaini Ahmad; Shahrul Kamaruddin

Addresses: School of Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Campus, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 14300 Nibong Tebal, Penang, Malaysia. ' School of Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Campus, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 14300 Nibong Tebal, Penang, Malaysia

Abstract: Condition-based maintenance (CBM) has been a research topic since 1975. It has been introduced as an alternative approach to enhance the effectiveness of preventive maintenance strategy. Currently, CBM research is growing rapidly. Compared with the traditional time-based maintenance approach, CBM application is more beneficial and realistic. With CBM, better maintenance decisions can be made to avoid or minimise unnecessary maintenance costs. This paper attempts to explore how exactly CBM decision-making is conducted, with the methods of decision-making classified into current-condition-evaluation-based and future-condition-prediction-based. This paper systematically reviews the applications of these methods by focusing on the techniques used, as well as on case studies. It concludes with findings based on the academic and industrial perspectives. [Received 10 July 2010; Revised 9 November 2010; Accepted 24 February 2011]

Keywords: decision making process; condition monitoring; deterioration modelling; condition-based maintenance; CBM; preventive maintenance.

DOI: 10.1504/EJIE.2012.048854

European Journal of Industrial Engineering, 2012 Vol.6 No.5, pp.519 - 541

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 26 Aug 2012 *

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