A reliability centered maintenance decision system for a discrete part manufacturing facility

Wayne Pujadas, Florida International University

Abstract

This thesis develops and validates the framework of a specialized maintenance decision support system for a discrete part manufacturing facility. Its construction utilizes a modular approach based on the fundamental philosophy of Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM). The proposed architecture uniquely integrates System Decomposition, System Evaluation, Failure Analysis, Logic Tree Analysis, and Maintenance Planning modules. It presents an ideal solution to the unique maintenance inadequacies of modern discrete part manufacturing systems. Well established techniques are incorporated as building blocks of the system's modules. These include Failure Mode Effect and Criticality Analysis (FMECA), Logic Tree Analysis (LTA), Theory of Constraints (TOC), and an Expert System (ES). A Maintenance Information System (MIS) performs the system's support functions. Validation was performed by field testing of the system at a Miami based manufacturing facility. Such a maintenance support system potentially reduces downtime losses and contributes to higher product quality output. Ultimately improved profitability is the final outcome. ^

Subject Area

Engineering, Industrial|Artificial Intelligence

Recommended Citation

Pujadas, Wayne, "A reliability centered maintenance decision system for a discrete part manufacturing facility" (1996). ProQuest ETD Collection for FIU. AAI1381092.
http://digitalcommons.fiu.edu/dissertations/AAI1381092

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