Development and application of a decision model for synchronizing condition-based maintenance, by Bas Timmermans (with ASML)
June 7, 2013
This master thesis is concerned with opportunistic maintenance on a high tech, complex, capital intensive system that is subject to random failures, deterioration, and high downtime cost. One of the system components is subject to continuous condition monitoring, which implies that the monitored component’s condition, status or health is known. Once the monitored condition exceeds a predetermined critical limit, a scheduled down (SD) of the system is arranged as quickly as possible. During this SD preventive maintenance (PM) is performed on the monitored component. Besides the condition-based maintenance (CBM) of the monitored components, the other system components are subject to failure-based maintenance (FBM), and periodic maintenance (PerM).