ABSTRACT: This paper deals with the analysis of the stochastic behaviour and maintenance planning of shift conversion system with four subsystems A, B, C, D with possible states good and failure. Kumar and Pandey have discussed the process design for crystallisation system along with the maintenance planning and resource allocation. Subsequently, Kumar et al. have discussed about the steady state behaviour, maintenance planning along with the probabilistic analysis of desulphurisation system. Based on the Markov graph, differential equations are derived and the shift conversion system is analysed. The steady states of repair in each subsystem are obtained for the improvement in the process design which results to minimum failure. [Received on 11 January 2007; Revised 26 April 2007; Accepted 24 July 2007]
European Journal of Industrial Engineering. 02/2007; 1(4):449-461.