A Decision-making Method for Active Remanufacturing Time Based on Environmental and Economic Indicators

Qin Xiang, Hua Zhang, Zhi-gang Jiang, Shuo Zhu, Wei Yan

Abstract


Optimal status and performance of the used parts can often make the difference between successful and unsuccessful remanufacturing for construction machinery. However, a used parts is remanufactured at an unreasonable time, there is a greater degree of resource waste and diseconomy. In this paper, a new method for determining the optimum active remanufacturing time is proposed, which considers both environmental and economic indicators. As an example, the life cycle assessment method was adopted for assessing the environmental impact of an oil cylinder over its entire service life, and an average annual cost model was established. Considering both the environmental index and the cost index, an optimization process was performed and the optimum active remanufacturing time for the oil cylinder was determined to be after 6.58 years of operation.

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International Journal of Online Engineering (iJOE).ISSN: 1861-2121
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