A Green Preventive Maintenance Model Incorporating the Green Fuzzy Deployment Method with the WASPAS Approach for Production Lines

doi: 10.14456/mijet.2022.3

Authors

  • Desmond Eseoghene Ighravwe Department of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering, Bells University of Technology, Ota, Nigeria
  • Sunday Ayoola Oke University of Lagos

Keywords:

Green quality function deployment, WASPAS, sustainability, fuzzy entropy weighting approach, preventive maintenance requirements

Abstract

Preventive maintenance assessments are presently obligatory on production lines as they reduce unscheduled downtime requiring major equipment repairs and aid improved asset conservation and the life expectancy of assets. However, the present preventive maintenance models are deficient as they exclude essential environmentally conscious design and manufacturing elements to produce customer-oriented green preventive maintenance programmes. In this paper, the idea is to use the green design principles and then incorporate the voice of customers and producers concurrently to design the preventive maintenance programme in a production line. The proposed green quality function deployment model is based on the philosophy of customers’ needs and aspirations, which drive the preventive maintenance programme. At the same time, the manufacturer is compelled to comply with these needs from the perspectives of cost, technical competence and other issues. The WASPAS multi-criterion model is then employed to and the selection process. The applicability of the proposed framework was tested using information obtained from a cement production plant. Three production lines were considered. Based on the results obtained from the case study, the most important requirement for determining the rank of the production lines was the physical life of the equipment. Maintenance workforce cost is the least important requirement for determining the production lines ranks. The results from the WASPAS method showed that production lines 2 and 1 had the highest and least ranking, respectively. The usefulness of this attempt is to help maintenance managers to install effective decisions preventive maintenance programmes at lower costs and zero liability to the company regarding litigation claims.

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Author Biography

Desmond Eseoghene Ighravwe, Department of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering, Bells University of Technology, Ota, Nigeria

He is a lecurer

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Published

2021-07-17

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Research Papers