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Asset Maintenance Engineering Methodologies

1st Edition

By José Manuel Torres Farinha

CRC Press

322 pages | 80 Color Illus. | 60 B/W Illus.

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The book aims to be reading for asset maintenance management in a perspective of whole life cycle of any type of physical asset.It deals with acquisition management, including econometric models to evaluate its life cycle, and the maintenance policies to adopt during its life until withdrawal. It also covers vital areas such as EAM/CMMS systems and its integration with the many technologies that are used to aid condition monitoring and the internet of things to improve maintenance management and to increase equipment availability. This will equip readers with new management methodologies, their requisites, and its importance to the improvement of corporate competitiveness.

Key Features

• Presents life cycle analysis in asset management

• Attribution of tools to improve the life cycle of equipment

• Provides assistance on the diagnosis of the maintenance state

• Presentation of the state-of-the-art of technology to aid maintenance

• Explores integration of EAM/CMMS systems with internet of things

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 – Introduction

1.1 Background

1.2 Book structure

Chapter 2 - Terology Activity

2.1 Background

2.2 Concept of Terology vs Maintenance

2.3 Terology as a multidisciplinary issue

2.4 Terology and the environment

2.5 Related concepts

Chapter 3 - Physical Assets Acquisition and Withdrawal

3.1 Background

3.2 Purchase of physical assets

3.3 Maintenance of physical assets

3.4 Resources and budgeting

3.5 Econometric models

3.6 Life Cycle Costing

3.7 Withdrawal

3.8 Methods for replacing assets

3.9 Case study

Chapter 4 - Diagnosis of Maintenance State

4.1 Background

4.2 Holistic Diagnosis Model

4.3 Questionnaires

4.4 The Explanation Sheets

4.5 Organization and analysis of information collected

4.6 Elimination criteria

4.7 Elimination Grid

4.8 Establishment of an improvement action plan

4.9 Case Study

Chapter 5 – Maintenance Management

5.1 Background

5.2 Maintenance planning

5.3 Maintenance control

5.4 Maintenance resources

5.5 Maintenance budget

5.6 The Strategic Asset Management Plan

5.7 Case Study

Chapter 6 – Maintenance Resources

6.1 Background

6.2 Human Resources

6.3 Spare Parts

6.4 Tools

6.5 Case Study

Chapter 7 - Integrated Systems for Maintenance Management

7.1 Background

7.2 Software and hardware options

7.3 Structure of information systems for maintenance

7.4 A CMMS/EAM example

Chapter 8 – Expert Systems for Fault Diagnosis

8.1 Background

8.2 Profile of an ES for Fault Diagnosis

8.3 Rule-based Expert Systems

8.4 Case Based Reasoning

8.5 Bayesian Models

8.6 Data Mining

8.7 Performance Measures

8.8 Usability and system interfaces

8.9 Expert System example

Chapter 9 – Maintenance 4.0

9.1 Background

9.2 Big Data

9.3 Internet of things

9.4 Sensorization and data communications

9.5 Hardware and software options

Chapter 10 - Forecasting

10.1 Background

10.2 Time Series Forecasting

10.3 Neural networks

10.4 Discrete Systems Simulation

10.5 Support Vector Machine

10.6 Other prediction techniques

10.7 A Case Study

Chapter 11 – Maintenance Logistics

11.1 Background

11.2 Warehouse management systems and inventories

11.3 Basic identification tools

11.4 Transport systems

11.5 Route planning

11.6 Tools to aid logistics

11.7 A Case Study

Chapter 12 – Condition Monitoring

12.1 Background

12.2 Techniques for condition monitoring

12.3 Types of sensors

12.4 Data acquisition

12.5 On-condition on-line

12.6 On-condition with delay

12.7 Technology for on-line condition monitoring

12.8 Technology for offline condition monitoring

12.9 Augmented Reality to aid condition maintenance

12.10 Holography

12.11 A Case Study

Chapter 13 – Dynamic Modelling

13.1 Background

13.2 Fault Trees

13.3 Markov chains

13.3.1 Main description of the method

13.4 Hidden Markov Models

13.5 Petri networks

13.6 A Case Study

Chapter 14 - 3D Systems

14.1 Background

14.2 3D models for maintenance

14.3 3D models and maintenance planning

14.4 3D models and fault diagnosis

14.5 3D models and the robots

14.6 Software tools

14.7 A Case Study

Chapter 15 – Reliability

15.1 Background

15.2 Reliability concept

15.3 Reliability analysis


15.5 RAMS

15.6 A Case Study

Chapter 16 – Management Methodologies

16.1 Background

16.2 5S

16.3 Lean Maintenance

16.4 A3 method

16.5 GUT matrix

16.6 6 Sigma

16.7 PDCA

16.8 Ishikawa diagram

16.9 Brainstorming

16.10 SWOT analysis

16.11 Hoshin Kanri

16.12 A Case Study

Chapter 17 – Maintenance Standards

17.1 Background

17.2 NP 4492 Maintenance Services Series

17.3 IEC 60300 Dependability Series

17.4 IEC 60812 FMEA

17.5 IEC 62278 / EN 50126 RAMS

17.6 Other standards

Chapter 18 – Maintenance Projects Managing

18.1 Background

18.2 PERT

18.3 CPM

18.4 PERT-CPM Networks

18.5 Other methodologies

18.6 Case study

Chapter 19 – Maintenance Training

19.1 Background

19.2 E/B-Learning

19.3 Intelligent Learning Systems

19.4 Learning through 3D models

19.5 Learning through the use of sensors

19.6 Learning through Virtual Reality

19.7 Learning through Augmented Reality

Chapter 20 – Terology Behind Tomorrow

About the Author

José Manuel Torres Farinha

Born in Lisbon, Portugal

Aggregate in Electrical Engineering and Computers.

PhD in Mechanical Engineering.

Licentiate in Electrotechnical Engineering, long course, option Energy.

Auditor of National Defence, by the Institute of National Defence.

Qualification in NATO, by the Portuguese Atlantic Commission.

Qualification in Common Security and Defence Policy, by the Portuguese Atlantic Commission.

Coordinator Professor of Mechanical Engineering Area, at Instituto Superior de Engenharia,Coimbra Polytechnic, Portugal.

Coordinator of the MSc in Industrial Engineering and Management at Instituto Superior de Engenharia, Coimbra Polytechnic, Portugal.

President of the Scientific Commission of Industrial and Management Engineering area at Instituto Superior de Engenharia, Coimbra Polytechnic, Portugal.

Integrated member at the Centre for Mechanical Engineering, Materials and Processes (CEMMPRE), Coimbra University.

The author has three PhD thesis supervision completed, and two more finished waiting evaluation.

The author has fourteen MSc thesis supervision completed, and thirteen more in course.

The author has two books published in Portuguese under the subject of maintenance management.

The author has seven book chapters.

The author has more than 150 national and international publications.

The author participates regularly as plenary speaker in international and national conferences.

Before becoming an academic, the author developed several professional activities in different companies, like the followings:

  • Software development;
  • Electrical Engineer in a company of hospital maintenance, and also as designer of electrical installations of buildings and housings.

The author was President of one of biggest higher teaching institution in Portugal, having achieved an increase in the size of the institution in more than 50% in terms of number of schools and the number of students, among other equally significant successful ratios.

The author is the Portuguese National Coordinator of the Industrial Maintenance Specialization of the Ordem dos Engenheiros (the Portuguese long term course association).

The author is Counsellor Member of the Portuguese National Coordinator of the Industrial Maintenance Specialization of the Ordem dos Engenheiros (the Portuguese long term course association).

The author is Auditor for some maintenance standards.

The author is a reviewer of several international and national scientific and professional journals.

The author is a reviewer of several international and national conferences, as well as member of their scientific committees.

The author is member of several international and national professional and scientific associations.

The author, during his professional activities in companies, developed several activities like the followings:

  • Responsible for general maintenance of hospitals’ facilities in the Central Region of Portugal, namely lifts, generator sets (emergency), cooking equipment, cooling and laundry equipment;
  • Responsible for electrical networks, including transformer stations;
  • Leadership of various maintenance teams to the implementation of planned maintenance of hospitals;
  • Design of electrical installations, their specifications, as well as supervision of their execution, of the buildings of Regional Health Administration;
  • Design of the electrical/electronic project of lifts for transport of kitchen foods in hospitals;
  • Design of electronic command systems for gloves washing machines;
  • Design of a temperature alarm systems (minimum and maximum) for refrigerated medications case;
  • Design of a commutation systems for Diesel-Electrical generators.

The author has several patents, international and national, namely one about saving water and other about rapid cooking.

The author has awards concerning higher grades thesis.

The author has awards concerning technological innovations.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Engineering (General)
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Engineering