The objective of this chapter is to demonstrate the robustness of stochastic petri nets in the field of maintenance for the improvement of machine availability. We aim to present the modeling of the maintenance function in a production site with stochastic Petri nets by using two performance indicators: the mean time between failures (MTBF: the time between two successive failures) and the mean time to repair (MTTR: average time to repair) to improve the equipment performance. The determination of the distribution law is essential for each statistical study and provides a powerful and reliable model for the evaluation of the equipment performance. After determining these laws we switched to modeling Petri nets, we proposed the establishment of an effective preventive maintenance plan which aims at increasing the reliability, thus reducing the probability of failures. Consequently, we increase the machines’ availability and then the overall equipment effectiveness.
Part of the book: Maintenance Management