Condition Based Maintenance in the Pharmaceutical Products Industry; Some Cost Related Benefits,
GLAXO WELLCOME OPERATIONS UNITED KINGDOM
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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.
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Machinery and Tools