Date of Graduation
Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
Industrial and Managements Systems Engineering
Kenneth H Means
Facilities (equipment) renewal is assigned low priority due to insufficient budgets in universities, colleges, hospitals, and industries. Insufficient funds lead to postponement of major repairs and replacements of facilities. This lack of investments combined with deterioration of facilities increases the maintenance problem. When funds become available, replacement and repair maintenance projects are carried out, at the cost of the critical ones, due to lack of information on facilities conditions and deficiencies. Thereby developing a facilities condition assessment methodology with a prioritization technique will help in utilizing the available resources effectively. This assessment identifies the physical condition and maintenance deficiencies of HVAC equipment at its component level using failure checkpoints. A unique scoring and formula is used for prioritization, considering six potential risk parameters, overall condition index, and functional value of components. Hence, maintenance work orders are generated and executed based on this decision-making tool.
Chandrashekaran, Anand, "Heating ventilation and air conditioning systems condition assessment methodology" (2005). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 4138.