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 EPE  Vol.9 No.4 B , April 2017
Optimal Replacement Time of Electrical Components Based on Constant-Interval Replacement Model: Equipment Inspection Method and Weibull Analysis
Abstract:
The operation of distribution system with the components in deteriorating condition makes the system reliability worsen. It is important to find the solution for balancing failure cost and maintenance benefits such as down-time and reliability. In this paper, time to replace the components in optimum condition based on constant-interval replacement mode is investigated. The optimal replacement time is mainly depended on component’s reliability and the cost ration of preventive replacement and failure replacement. In this paper, equipment inspection method and Weibull Analysis is applied to obtain the accurate reliability estimation. Weibull Analysis is applied with constant-interval replacement model to investigate the optimum replacement time for each component considering the different cost ratios. According to the quantitative results, the determination of the optimal replacement time (OPT) can minimize the total downtime and failure cost. Consequently, the reliability of the system is maximized and estimation also becomes more accurate due to sufficient approach.
Cite this paper: Lin, O. and Miyauchi, H. (2017) Optimal Replacement Time of Electrical Components Based on Constant-Interval Replacement Model: Equipment Inspection Method and Weibull Analysis. Energy and Power Engineering, 9, 475-485. doi: 10.4236/epe.2017.94B053.
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