Managing the replacement and the stocking of equipment engines

CIM Bulletin, Vol. 80, No. 906, 1987

J.L COLLINS, Department of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering University Laval Ste-Foy, Quebec

This paper deals with the quantitative analysis of mine maintenance records. Based on a case study of dozer engine records, the author suggests an easy method of deriving useful information for managerial decisions in a step-by-step manner. More specifically, the paper deals with the following topics: determination of the most economical replacement time, determination of reliability characteristics, determination of the number of replacements, and determination of the number of spares.
Keywords: Equipment, Mine maintenance, Records, Dozer engines, Engine repair.
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