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Assessment of Critical Equipment for Preventative Maintenance of Plastic Plant

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Adebayo A. Aremu, Oyetunde A. Adeaga

The Polytechnic Ibadan (A.O.C.E), Oyo State, Nigeria

Adeniyi O. Aremu

Aremous Technologies LLC, Brooklyn Park, MN

Paper No. POWER2015-49139, pp. V001T06A003; 7 pages
  • ASME 2015 Power Conference collocated with the ASME 2015 9th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, the ASME 2015 13th International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology, and the ASME 2015 Nuclear Forum
  • ASME 2015 Power Conference
  • San Diego, California, USA, June 28–July 2, 2015
  • Conference Sponsors: Power Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5660-4
  • Copyright © 2015 by ASME


With the continual demand for effective manufacturing performance, proper maintenance of production facilities and systems has become the standard of good manufacturing practice. In response, industrial plants, machines, and equipment are becoming more technically advanced, thus more complex and difficult to control and maintained. This paper is focused on a methodology for assigning relative criticality to production equipment in order to optimise a preventative maintenance program. As a case study, the authors examine equipment used in plastic production plants. Generic factors deciding the criticality were considered using a scoring system. With the use of cumulative percentage of scores, an Always Better Control (ABC) analysis was carried out and the critical equipment identified. An effective maintenance programme for the case study shows a 23%reduction of down time and also a 12.7% of equipment durability and about 96% criticality equipment factor, with optimum output. The result of this study will be significant to manufacturing company in minimizing incidences and stoppages not only on critical equipment but production facilities.

Copyright © 2015 by ASME
Topics: Maintenance



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