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Multi-level optimization of maintenance plan for natural gas system exposed to deterioration process


BahooToroody, A and Abaei, MM and Arzaghi, E and BahooToroody, F and De Carlo, F and Abbassi, R, Multi-level optimization of maintenance plan for natural gas system exposed to deterioration process, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 362 pp. 412-423. ISSN 0304-3894 (2019) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.jhazmat.2018.09.044


In this paper, a risk-based optimization methodology for a maintenance schedule considering Process Variables (PVs), is developed within the framework of asset integrity assessment. To this end, an integration of Dynamic Bayesian Network, Damage Modelling and sensitivity analysis are implemented to clarify the behaviour of failure probability, considering the exogenous undisciplinable perturbations. Discrete time case is considered through measuring or observing the PVs. Decision configurations and utility nodes are defined inside the network to represent maintenance activities and their associated costs. The regression analysis is considered to model the impact of perturbations on PVs for future applications. The developed methodology is applied to a case study of Chemical Plant (Natural Gas Regulating and Metering Stations). To demonstrate the applicability of the methodology, three cases of seasonal observations of specific PV (pressure) are considered. The proposed methodology could either analyse the failure based on precursor data of PVs or obtain the optimum maintenance schedule based on actual condition of the systems.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:risk-based maintenance, regression tools, dynamic bayesian network, influence diagram, asset integrity assessment
Research Division:Chemical Sciences
Research Group:Analytical chemistry
Research Field:Analytical spectrometry
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
UTAS Author:Abaei, MM (Mr Mohammad Abaei)
UTAS Author:Arzaghi, E (Dr Ehsan Arzaghi)
UTAS Author:Abbassi, R (Dr Rouzbeh Abbassi)
ID Code:151447
Year Published:2019
Web of Science® Times Cited:37
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2022-07-29
Last Modified:2022-08-30

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