Using systemability function for periodic replacement policy in real environments

Fabio Sgarbossa, Alessandro Persona, Hoang Pham

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In the last decades, various maintenance policies have been developed and widely used, including, but not limited to replacement policy and preventive maintenance policy, depending on an accurate estimation of the reliability and the failure intensity functions. Many studies, yet, haven't considered the environmental factors (EFs) and their effects on the survival distribution of operating units. This paper is a following up with our recent research about environmental impacts on preventive maintenance by investigating the periodic replacement policy using a systemability approach. The differences between the classical maintenance approach and the systemability approach have been investigated and applied to a real industrial setting to evaluate the importance and the relevance of taking into account EFs in the implementation of one maintenance policy versus another.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)617-633
Number of pages17
JournalQuality and Reliability Engineering International
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jun 1 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Management Science and Operations Research


  • field environments
  • periodic replacement policy
  • preventive maintenance
  • reliability
  • systemability


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