The author proposes a preventive replacement policy for a unit that is in demand only part of the time and is inactive otherwise. Under this policy, called a modified age replacement policy, the unit is replaced preventively at the first no-demand period at which its operational age exceeds some control limit. A marginal cost analysis is used to find the optimal control limit that minimizes the limiting conditional probability that the unit is down when it is demanded. A comparison is made of the optimal limiting conditional probability that the unit is down when it is demanded for the modified age replacement policy and the age replacement policy.
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- Computer Science Applications
- Management Science and Operations Research