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dc.contributor.advisorPollman, Anthony G.
dc.contributor.advisorO'Halloran, Bryan M.
dc.contributor.authorPritchett, Andrew
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-24T22:34:10Z
dc.date.available2018-08-24T22:34:10Z
dc.date.issued2018-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/59568
dc.description.abstractA maintenance philosophy is a strategy of how to best integrate maintenance and repair efforts for a system while ensuring that operational requirements are met. Through the incorporation of reliability-centered maintenance (RCM), it is possible to observe, test, and inspect operating equipment to determine an optimal timeframe for completing this work. This research introduces RCM and develops a five-step methodology, founded in systems engineering principles, to capitalize on how to best implement, and continuously improve, a maintenance philosophy. A specific example cited throughout the research is the applicability of this process to the U.S. Coast Guard’s newest cutter fleet: the Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC). Through a decomposition of stakeholder requirements and identification of specific measures of suitability (MOS), operating equipment data is analyzed and a subsequent recommendation for a philosophy is presented. The process, while iterative, is tailorable to any system and is recommended as an initial tool for developing a support strategy with regard to maintenance.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/asystematicappro1094559568
dc.publisherMonterey, CA; Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleA SYSTEMATIC APPROACH TO RELIABILITY-CENTERED MAINTENANCEen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderStevens, Mark
dc.contributor.departmentSystems Engineering (SE)
dc.subject.authorreliability centered maintenanceen_US
dc.subject.authorU.S. Coast Guarden_US
dc.subject.authormaintenance philosophyen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant Commander, United States Coast Guarden_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Systems Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSystems Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.identifier.thesisid29412
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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