Simple ways for reducing equipment queuing time at a repair shop in an open pit operation

CIM Bulletin, Vol. 81, No. 918, 1988

JEAN-LUG COLLINS,Department of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering University Laval Ste-Foy, Quebec

This paper shows how simple reliability concepts such as mean time between failures and mean repair time can be used efficiently to help increase equipment availability and so reduce the economic losses associated with unreliability. More specifically, the paper shows how these simple concepts can be used in maintaining an appropriate balance between fleet failure and repair rates and how they can be used for setting up priority repair rules for queuing equipment.
Mots Clés: Equipment maintenance, Computer applications, Open pit operations, Downtime.