Feasibility Study of Implementing Reliability Centered Maintenance in Esfahan Oil Refinery Company
1Ghodratollah Aghaei, 2Arash Shahin, 2Noushin Ghofrani Isfahani, 3Naser Mollaverdi Isfahani
1Department of Industrial Engineering, Najafabad Branch, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan, Iran
2Department of Management, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran
3Department of Industrial Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran
Abstract: One of the important subjects confronting industrial managers and manufacturing units is to increase production ratio and consequently to increase efficiency of equipments. To increase efficiency ratio of equipments, the failure and disability of equipments should be decreased, which in turn results in increased reliability of equipments and machineries. This will be more important when equipments are utilized in the oil processing company as a vital continuous manufacturing industry of a country like Iran. In this survey the feasibility of implementing maintenance has been investigated based on four dimensions of maintenance management, reliability centered maintenance, project management and change management. The necessary data has been collected and analyzed by a questionnaire filled by maintenance experts of Esfahan Oil Refinery Company (EORC). Findings imply that the major hypothesis of survey has been approved, and among minor hypotheses, one has been rejected indicating that the level of maintenance management factors, reliability centered maintenance, and project management in EORC are higher than medium, while change management is less than medium.
[Arash Shahin, Sara Rashidi, Amin Mahmoudi. Feasibility Study of Implementing Reliability Centered Maintenance in Esfahan Oil Refinery Company. J Am Sci 2012; 8(10):191-197]. (ISSN: 1545-1003).http://www.jofamericanscience.org.29
Keywords: Maintenance, Feasibility, Reliability Centered Maintenance, Esfahan Oil Refinery Company Full Text 29