Investigating reliability centered maintenance (RCM) for public road mass transportation vehicles

Hopkinson, James, Perera, Noel and Kiazim, Evran (2016) Investigating reliability centered maintenance (RCM) for public road mass transportation vehicles. MATEC Web of Conferences, 81. 08006. ISSN 2261-236X

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Presently public road mass transportation organisations maintain their vehicles using scheduled corrective maintenance which is carried out at the discretion of the organisation. Operating a corrective maintenance policy means that equipment are allowed to operate to failure and are only repaired or replaced when it fails. Corrective maintenance is generally recognised as an inefficient approach to maintaining equipment as the costs in terms of finance and time can be excessive. In many industries, from aerospace to oil production, a system of reliability centered maintenance (RCM) is utilised. RCM estimates when equipment failure can be expected to occur and ensures that maintenance is performed before it does. Using the RCM approach usually results in assets being more reliable, with low equipment failure rates within its mechanical systems. This often results in significant financial benefit to the organisation as operating equipment become more reliable allowing the vehicles to be in service for longer and achieving higher safety standards. This investigation has predicted that potential equipment failure could take place between the vehicle mileage of 6000 -12000 miles. Using the consecutive reading /sampling method together with a set oil spray diameter size alert value of 130 mm, it was possible to further narrow down the potential equipment failure to a vehicle mileage of 10000 miles.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: reliability centered maintenance, predictive maintenance, preventive maintenance.
Subjects: H100 General Engineering
H300 Mechanical Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mechanical and Construction Engineering
Depositing User: Noel Perera
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2016 15:45
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2021 09:02

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