A multi-period repair limit preventive maintenance model

Date of Publication


Document Type

Master's Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Industrial Engineering

Subject Categories

Industrial Engineering


Gokongwei College of Engineering


Industrial Engineering

Thesis Adviser

Antonio Medina

Defense Panel Chair

Edgar De Castro

Defense Panel Member

Dr. Cleta Milagros Acebedo
Rolando Ramon Diaz


The maintenance of a manufacturing firm's equipment is extremely important. What is the best time to replace a piece of equipment? When is the best time to perform preventive maintenance? These questions have been posed by both management and maintenance group in companies. Failure of equipment can happen anytime. The study makes use of a repair limit which is the basis for management's repair/replace decisions. From the literature and articles reviewed, the proponent observed that most, if not all, focused on maintenance models with equally spaced intervals. Furthermore, all available literature on maintenance models are unconstrained. This study formulates a Multi-Period Optimal Preventive Maintenance Model with the objective of minimizing total expected cost which is composed of the cost of preventive maintenance and the cost of repairs and replacements. The model considers the interval between preventive maintenance points to be unequally spaced. Moreover, the maintenance model that is developed includes a budgetary constraint and a repair limit cost parameter.

This study includes the cost of preventive maintenance, failure replacements and failure repairs. The conditions for the models convexity are established and is proven through the numerical example. The study states several assumptions in the development of the model and in reality, the model may fall short of real-world application. Hence, some of these assumptions have to be relaxed in order to come up with real-world applications. However, the model in the study already provides information regarding the preventive maintenance points and the proportion of failures which could be attributed to repairs and replacements.

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Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F Henry Sy Sr. Hall

Physical Description

123 leaves


Stochastic processes; Maintenance -- Equipment and supplies; Repairing; Mathematical theory; Machinery -- Maintenance and repair; xx6 Plant maintenance

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