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Maintenance Management

Germano Lambert-Torres

Gnarus Institute


Erik Bonaldi

PS Solutions


Maintenance planning Maintenance scheduling Freebee emergency planning Computerized maintenance management system Estimating techniques Project analysis Budgeting/forecasting Recruitment and selection Safety management Human resource planning Preventive Maintenance (PvM) Techniques Predictive Maintenance (PdM) Techniques

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Industrial and commercial systems always try to increase the reliability of their production process or service. In this context, maintenance performs a fundamental role in order to reach high availability and reliability concerning their equipment and services. Maintenance can be understood as the action on the equipment, system or installations based on the previous knowledge about the operating condition or performance, obtained by means of parameters previously determined.

Due to the new technologies and strategies from other areas which can be applied in the maintenance process, the systems have on-line monitoring of behavior and performance. Monitoring condition of the systems is a continuous evaluation process of the health of equipment during all its useful life. The main function of a monitoring system is to recognize development of failures in an initial state. For the maintenance department, each failure must be detected as soon as possible in order to promote a programmed stop of the machine. The process of continuous monitoring of a condition of vital equipment for the production process brings significant benefits for the company. The main benefits are bigger efficiency of the productive process, reduction of the losses for not-programmed stops, increase of the useful life of the equipment, and built history of failures. A continuous monitoring system must observe parameters that give trustworthy information to the maintenance team for decision-making.

Therefore, it can be noticed that this area of technology demands knowledge on the functioning of equipment, machines, instrumentation, microprocessors, processing of the signal, analysis of materials, chemical analysis, analysis of vibrations, and so on.

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Germano Lambert-Torres

Gnarus Institute

Germano Lambert-Torres received the B.S. and M.Sc. degrees in electrical engineering from the Federal University of Itajuba (UNIFEI), Itajuba, Brazil, the B.S. degree in economics from the South Minas Gerais Economic and Social Sciences Faculty, Itajuba, the B.S. degree in mathematics from the Itajuba Faculty of Sciences and Languages, Itajuba, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the École Polytechnique de Montreal, Montreal, QC, Canada, in 1990. From 1983 to 2012, he was a Professor in the Electrical Engineering Department, UNIFEI. From 2000 to 2004, he was the Prorector of Research and Graduate Studies at UNIFEI. He also served a member of two high committees in Brazil, one for Education: Member of National Final Exam for undergraduate electrical engineers (PROVÃO), 1998-2003, and other for Research: Member of National Council for Research (CA-EE CNPq), 2004-2007. From 1995 to 1996, he was a Visiting Professor at the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada. Currently, he is a Director of R&D at PS Solutions, Brazil, and Chair of the Scientific-Technical Council at Gnarus Institute, Brazil. He is a member of the IEEE Fellow Committee in the Industry Application Society (IEEE IAS) and the Education Society (IEEE EdSoc). Also, he is a member of the IEEE Medal in Power Engineering Committee. He also serves as a consultant for many power industries in Brazil and South America, with more than 150 R&D developed projects. He is a member of several committees in Brazilian Governmental and Regulatory Agencies, such as The Ministry of Education (MEC), The Ministry of Science and Technology (MCT), The National Electric Energy Agency (ANEEL), and The National Petroleum Agency (ANP). He has taught numerous IEEE and IFAC tutorials in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Dr. Lambert-Torres is a member of the International Conference on Intelligent Systems Applications to Power Systems (ISAP) international board. He serves on several committees related to intelligent systems, including IEEE and the International Council on Large Electric Systems (CIGRÉ). He served as the General Chair for ISAP in 1999 and 2009, as well as Vice-General Chair for ISAP in 2001 and the Congress on Logic Applied to Technology in 2003 and 2007. He received several awards, including the “Technical Committee Working Group Recognition Award on New Technologies and Practical Applications” from the IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) (2006), “Outstanding Leadership as Member of the ISAP Board of Directors” from the International Council of ISAP (2007), and “Technical Committee Working Group Recognition Award on Multi-Agent Systems” from the IEEE-PES (2008). He has completed more than 80 M.Sc. and Ph.D. thesis supervisions and published more than 600 journal and technical conference papers. He is also the author/editor or coauthor of nine books, more than 30 book chapters and 80 transactions papers on intelligent systems and nonclassical logic. Dr. Lambert-Torres is a Fellow of the IEEE, Class 2014, in the Engineer/Scientist category, with the following citation: for contributions to the application of intelligent systems to power systems.

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