A Tool for Decision Making in K-Out-of-N System Maintenance
The paper deals with possibilities of maintenance optimisation of k-out-of-n systems. The first part of the paper briefly analyses influence of preventive maintenance concept on reliability of k-out-of-n system and presents possibilities of preventive maintenance optimisation with respect to maintenance costs. The second part of the paper presents a suggested method of maintenance optimisation in the case of a processing machine for dosing tiny loose material and smaller piece goods. The method takes into account not only maintenance costs but also production losses caused by a prospective failure of the system. The proposed method facilitates decisions on maintenance intervals modification and the range of maintenance from the economic point of view.
Z. Vintr and D. Valis, "A Tool for Decision Making in K-Out-of-N System Maintenance", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 110-116, pp. 5257-5264, 2012