Probabilistic measures of redundant system with two types of repairmen, sensing device and analytical approach to find the optimium interchanging time

V. Sridharan (Anna University, Chennai, India)

International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management

ISSN: 0265-671X

Publication date: 1 December 2000

Abstract

Presents two models. Model I deals with some characteristics of a single unit system with a sensing device and two types of repairmen. The unit is attached to a sensing device which completely monitors the operating or non‐operating status of the unit. The regular repairman is always available with the system and inspects the operation of the sensing device. If the device is not working, then an expert repairman is called to the system and the operational status of the unit is now monitored by the expert repairman. It is assumed that the failure of the unit, repair of the regular, expert and the status of the sensing device are stochastically independent random variables each having an arbitrary distribution. Several important results have been derived including profit with some applications. In model II, a two‐unit cold standby system with pre‐inspection is considered. In this model, first the regular repairman inspects every unit that fails to ascertain whether he is able to repair it or not. If he can repair it, he proceeds; otherwise an expert repairman is called. An analytical approach to find the optimum interchanging time of units by giving rest to the operative unit is obtained.

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Sridharan, V. (2000), "Probabilistic measures of redundant system with two types of repairmen, sensing device and analytical approach to find the optimium interchanging time", International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management, Vol. 17 No. 9, pp. 984-1002. https://doi.org/10.1108/02656710010353894

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