Sustainable reliability centered maintenance optimization considering risk attitude

Document Type: Research Paper


1 Department of Industrial Engineering, Islamic Azad University, Najafabad Branch, Iran.

2 Department of Industrial Engineering, Islamic Azad University, Lenjan Branch, Isfahan, Iran.


Maintenance costs are one of the major costs in plants and companies. The observation in many cases illustrates the lack of plans or mistakes in maintenance activities that incurred great costs. In this study, the number of equipment failures have been determined. Then the failure rate and reliability of each equipment are calculated. The third step calculates total system reliability so the initial plan is presented. After that, by using the obtained information, the sustainability aspects of the program will generate and the maintenance costs and sustainability functions will assess. At the end, this multi-objective optimization problem is solved by MOPSO algorithm and the results are compared with a simulation method. As a result, with this reliability centered maintenance program, the reliability of each equipment, as well as the whole system are improved; economic aspect of sustainability and customer satisfaction are increased; environmental pollutions and maintenance costs are decreased by offering more reliability based program; a scheduling plan for each maintenance procedures is provided and also more stable internet connection is established by reducing the system failures.


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