This paper addresses a method in determining the optimum maintenance schedule for components in wear-out phase, The optimum interval between maintenance for a certain component is optimized based upon the minimum total cost (the objective fimction) resulted by decision on either that component needs to be replaced by a new one or only requires a preventive maintenance action. That decision is determined by verifying the reliability and availability index of that component at each maintenance time. Premium Solver Platform (PSP) is utilized to model the optimization problem. The model takes a finite and equal interval between maintenance, and the increase of operation cost and maintenance cost due to deterioration of components is taken into account. An analysis on a liquid ring primer (LRP) of a bilge system of a ship is taken as the study case. The optimum preventive maintenance schedule is directed to bring into agreement with the decision that has been taken on the ship's general survey schedule.
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|WIT Transactions on the Built Environment
|Published - 2002