01. Operations and Process Management
The constant advancement of systems maintenance concepts has emerged a methodology focusing on the improvement of reliability, availability and operational safety named as Prognostic and Health Management (PHM). PHM encompasses failure prognoses of an equipment or system, providing an estimate of time until a failure occurs or the remaining useful life (RUL). The prognosis makes possible to predict an undesired event before it occurs, avoid catastrophic accidents, minimize overall maintenance costs and operations downtime in complex systems. Blowout Preventer (BOP) is considered a critical equipment in oil and gas industry as its downtime cost varies between US$ 1 million to US$ 1.2 million per day . In response to the emerging opportunities and in order to obtain updated concepts on the theme, the present research aims to conduct a Systematic Literature Review (SLR) on PHM applied to a BOP system through a quantitative and qualitative analysis of the literature, following the steps proposed by . The research selected 69 articles to be analysed. The results expanded the knowledge on the subject as well as recent advances of PHM and demonstrated that the number of studies in this field are increasing and is a relevant methodology, when complemented with other techniques, for a better decision-making in maintainability and operations management.
PALAVRAS-CHAVE: maintainability and operations management, prognostics health management (phm), blowout preventer (bop).