Mining Equipment Maintainability

Part of the Springer Series in Reliability Engineering book series (RELIABILITY)


Over the years as the complexity of the mining equipment has increased, its maintainability has become a pressing issue. This chapter presents various important aspects of the mining equipment maintainability and it covers topics such as reliability test classifications, success testing, accelerated testing, confidence interval estimates for mining equipment mean time between failures, test methods to obtain maintainability related test data for mining equipment, test methods for demonstrating diverse maintainability parameters, and useful guidelines for avoiding pitfalls in maintainability testing of mining equipment.


Preventive Maintenance Repair Time Maintenance Task Maintenance Time Mining Equipment 
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