Operations Dynamics of Gas Centrifugal Compressor: Process, Health and Performance Indicators

Helge Nordal
University of Stavanger, Norway

Idriss El-Thalji
University of Stavanger, Norway

Ladda ner artikelhttps://doi.org/10.3384/ecp20170229

Ingår i: Proceedings of The 60th SIMS Conference on Simulation and Modelling SIMS 2019, August 12-16, Västerås, Sweden

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 170:35, s. 229-235

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Publicerad: 2020-01-24

ISBN: 978-91-7929-897-5

ISSN: 1650-3686 (tryckt), 1650-3740 (online)


Emerging technologies of Industry 4.0 have introduced novel ways of perceiving maintenance management, which has developed from being perceived as a “necessary evil” to become proactive with a holistic focusing on entire systems rather than single machines from Maintenance 3.0. In this context, the industry has begun to really appreciate the unique opportunities followed by system dynamics and simulation tool capabilities of representing the real world. However, maintenance management and performance are complex aspects of asset’s operation that is difficult to justify because of its multiple inherent trade-offs. Although the majority are unanimous when it comes to the expected impact maintenance plays on company profitability, this is in most cases challenging to determine and quantify. Moreover, relevant literature is considered as limited, especially with regard to impact simulation of Maintenance 4.0. Therefore, this paper focuses on the supportive function system dynamics, and modeling and simulation tools can be of help to assess behavior and predicting the future outcome of Maintenance 4.0 in the era of Industry 4.0. This includes developing a conceptualized model that enables simulating the future expected behavior i.e. (un)availability and cost by implementing such a maintenance system. In this context, a centrifugal compressor with the function of exporting gas to Europe is applied as a case study.


Industry 4.0 architecture, system dynamics, maintenance management, impact simulation


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