Profit Analysis of a Standby Repairable System with Priority to Preventive Maintenance and Rest of Server Between Repairs
The paper aims to bring out the profit analysis of a system with cold standby redundancy of two identical units. In the system, we keep one unit productive and the other is to backup the operation. The system requires preventive maintenance after a specific time. In addition to that, the server is allowed to rest between two consecutive repairs. The repairs are done to increase the efficiency and productivity level of the system. The repair and rest times follow arbitrary distributions while the random variable related to failure time of the unit follows negative exponential distribution. The provision of priority has been made for the preventive maintenance over repairs. Some important reliability characteristics are studied in steady state by using the approach of stochastic processes. The revenue per unit time and the cost per unit time for which server is busy in repairs and maintenances are considered for determining the profit incurred to the system. The results are shown graphically and numerically to highlight the effect of different parameters on some significant reliability characteristics.