Condition monitoring supported decision processes in maintenance

  • Samo Ulaga
  • Mladen Jakovcic
  • Drago Frkovic
Conference paper


In nowadays world of global competition high reliability of technical systems and small life cycle cost are crucial for business profitability. Systematic rise of inherent equipment reliability usually reduces operational cost but strongly influences acquisition cost. Consequently companies are looking for other, financially more satisfactory solutions. Introduction of measures to improve reliability of technical systems should be handled thoughtfully to prevent the situation where cost of changes exceeds savings due to those changes. In accordance with above statement must also introduction of any form of industrial diagnostics as part of preventive maintenance activities be an integral part of general asset management strategy. All activities should be carefully planned and systematically performed. Quality assurance mechanism must be introduced. Proposal of sequence of activities which are necessary to achieve expected goals is presented in the work.


Condition Monitoring Life Cycle Cost Predictive Maintenance Vibration Monitoring Condition Base Maintenance 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Samo Ulaga
    • 1
  • Mladen Jakovcic
    • 2
  • Drago Frkovic
    • 3
  1. 1.Mechanical Engineering DepartmentUniversity of MariborMariborSlovenia
  2. 2.Croatian Metrology SocietyZagrebCroatia
  3. 3.Investment Management SectorINA d.d.ZagrebCroatia

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