Accession Number:

ADA347814

Title:

Condition Based Maintenance in the Pharmaceutical Products Industry; Some Cost Related Benefits,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GLAXO WELLCOME OPERATIONS UNITED KINGDOM

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

At the 1996 Technology Showcase Conference, a method for assessing the cost effectiveness of condition based maintenance CBM was presented for the case of a batch process plant pump operation utilising a simple mathematical model. More recently, the mode has been extended to permit evaluation of fans and also gearboxes which attract consequential costs due to there being no stand-by facilities when failure occurs. In this paper, the results of a study are presented and discussed as a means for determining the extent to which the cost prediction model can be utilised to establish the viability of pursuing a condition based maintenance strategy for batch type process plant machinery operation.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Machinery and Tools

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE