Making Optimal and Justifiable Asset Maintenance Decisions [chapter]

Andrei Furda, Michael E. Cholette, Lin Ma, Colin Fidge, Wayne Hill, Warwick Robinson
2014 Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering  
Maintenance decisions for large-scale asset systems are often beyond an asset manager's capacity to handle. The presence of a number of possibly conflicting decision criteria, the large number of possible maintenance policies, and the reality of budget constraints often produce complex problems, where the underlying trade-offs are not apparent to the asset manager. This paper presents the decision support tool "JOB" (Justification and Optimisation of Budgets), which has been designed to help
more » ... et managers of large systems assess, select, interpret and optimise the effects of their maintenance policies in the presence of limited budgets. This decision support capability is realized through an efficient, scalable backtracking-based algorithm for the optimisation of maintenance policies, while enabling the user to view a number of solutions near this optimum and explore tradeoffs with other decision criteria. To assist the asset manager in selecting between various policies, JOB also provides the capability of Multiple Criteria Decision Making. In this paper, the JOB tool is presented and its applicability for the maintenance of a complex power plant system.
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-09507-3_23 fatcat:utci4epi7je5xls5txmkihbaim