Established condition based maintenance modelling techniques can be computationally expensive. In this paper we propose an approximate methodology using extended Kalman-filtering and condition monitoring information to recursively establish a conditional probability density function for the residual life of a component. The conditional density is then used in the construction of a maintenance/replacement decision model. The advantages of the methodology, when compared with alternative approaches, are the direct use of the often multi-dimensional condition monitoring data and the on-line automation opportunity provided by the computational efficiency of the model that potentially enables the simultaneous condition monitoring and associated inference for a large number of components and monitored variables. The methodology is applied to a vibration monitoring scenario and compared with alternative models using the case data.
|Journal||European Journal of Operational Research|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|