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Systems integration in maintenance engineering

Starr, A and Ball, Andrew (2005) Systems integration in maintenance engineering. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part E: Journal of Process Mechanical Engineering, 214 (2). pp. 79-95. ISSN 0954-4089

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Abstract

Integration in maintenance engineering systems provides a potential solution to some complex and conflicting problems. Decision making is often achieved with uncertainty and unknowns, while measuring against conflicting performance criteria. Maintenance decisions are made in the context of business priorities.

Integration must consider the bidirectional flow of data and information into the decision-making and planning process at all levels. This reaches from business systems right down to sensor level. Integration automates the organization and operation of systems, data collection and actuation, information storage and decision making. Critically, integrated systems display the evidence of thorough top-down system design, which incorporates the elements above and closes the loop from the minutiae of data collection to strategic decision making.

This paper introduces the systems associated with maintenance and draws comparisons with adjacent disciplines such as control. A globalized model is proposed, and methods for selecting and adapting technologies for the model are discussed. Examples of industrial implementation are shown at several levels within the model.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Schools: School of Computing and Engineering
School of Computing and Engineering > Diagnostic Engineering Research Centre
School of Computing and Engineering > Automotive Engineering Research Group
School of Computing and Engineering > Diagnostic Engineering Research Centre > Energy, Emissions and the Environment Research Group
School of Computing and Engineering > Diagnostic Engineering Research Centre > Machinery Condition and Performance Monitoring Research Group
School of Computing and Engineering > Diagnostic Engineering Research Centre > Measurement System and Signal Processing Research Group
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Depositing User: Sharon Beastall
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2010 10:22
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2015 10:51
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/6792

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