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Journal of Mining Sciences

2020 year, number 4

Application of Risk-Based Maintenance Using Analytic Hierarchy Process for Selection of Maintenance Policy of Dragline

B. R. Sahoo, S. K. Palei
Indian Institute of Technology, Varanasi, India
Keywords: обслуживание, оценка рисков, метод анализа иерархий, добыча угля, драглайн, Risk-based maintenance, AHP, coal mine, dragline


This paper proposes an approach to select the optimum maintenance policy for mining equipment using risk-based maintenance (RBM). RBM constitutes the process of risk assessment that identifies high-risk components of equipment, and analytic hierarchy process (AHP) that helps selecting an optimum maintenance policy for individual components. By applying RBM, three high-risk components of dragline such as reduction gearbox, bearing, and motor pinion shaft have been identified, and then AHP was used on these three components by considering four criteria, eight sub-criteria and four alternative maintenance policies (such as periodic, preventive, predictive and corrective maintenance). Local and global scores for these three components were calculated from the opinion of three experts of the case study mine. AHP global scores revealed that the optimum maintenance policy for reduction gearbox and motor pinion shaft was preventive maintenance, whereas for bearing it was periodic maintenance policy. Adoption of such maintenance planning is expected to reduce maintenance cost and downtime of the dragline.