Towards a Maintenance and Servicing Indicator

  • Pascal Vrignat
  • Manuel Avila
  • Florent Duculty
  • Frédéric Kratz
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 338)


This paper deals with a tool which may help maintenance manager to schedule maintenance activities. To help him, we show that by using events which can be observed on a process, like maintenance events, we can predict failures before they occur. Principles are based on the hypothesis that failure is preceded by a typical sequence of events. We also show that Hidden Markov Models can be used according to a good choice of parameters.


Preventive Maintenance Maintenance planning Hidden Markov Model Failure detection 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pascal Vrignat
    • 1
  • Manuel Avila
    • 1
  • Florent Duculty
    • 1
  • Frédéric Kratz
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut PRISME, IUT IndreOrleans UniversityChâteaurouxFrance
  2. 2.ENSIBInstitut PRISMEBourgesFrance

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