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Risk-based maintenance and remaining life assessment for gas turbines

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posted on 2023-05-19, 10:37 authored by Khalifa, M, Faisal KhanFaisal Khan, Thorp, J

Purpose-The purpose of this paper is to propose a quantitative model for risk-based maintenance and remaining life assessment for gas turbines.

Design/methodology/approach-The proposed model uses historical failure and repair data from the operation of gas turbines. The time to failure of gas turbines is modeled using Weibull distribution.

Findings-The total risk is estimated considering replacement cost, repair cost, operation cost, risk of failure and turbine remaining value after a specified period of time.

Originality/value-The model is an effective tool to make optimal decisions regarding maintenance strategy (repair or replacement) and to assess the remaining life based on a comparison of the total risk. The literature review focusses on developing different models to make risk-based decisions regarding the selection of a maintenance strategy and maintenance interval, however, literature is silent regarding risk-based assessment of the equipment remaining life, which is the focus of present work. The model is tested and applied to ageing gas turbines in a cross-country pipeline.


Publication title

Journal of Quality in Maintenance Engineering








Australian Maritime College


Emerald Publishing Limited

Place of publication

United Kingdom

Rights statement

© Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2015

Repository Status

  • Restricted

Socio-economic Objectives

Transformation of gas into electricity