Moving from One Site to Multi-Site Vulnerability Studies: Decision Analysis for Trade-off Between Risks and Benefits

Document Type : Original Article


1 Department of Energy, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy.

2 Department of Mathematics, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy


This paper provides a vulnerability study for a gas production site. Decision tree analysis is implemented to provide risk-informed decisions on the maintenance strategies to minimize the unavailability and downtime costs. In this context, the decision analysis assesses the impact on the availability of the plant after having decided to buy some spare parts to mitigate the criticality of some equipment. This will help the decision makers to make an optimal decision before spending their budget on buying the spare parts while they can reliably forecast a maximizedavailability. The decision analysis also will move from onesite approach to the multi-site vulnerability studies. Result concludes a recommendation for the company on deciding the optimum maintenance strategies and provides a list of required spare parts to be bought in advance to reduce the associated risks and costs.


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Volume 2, Issue 1
June 2019
Pages 15-21
  • Receive Date: 19 June 2019
  • Revise Date: 24 July 2019
  • Accept Date: 29 July 2019
  • First Publish Date: 29 July 2019