Enhancing maintenance practices at a casting foundry: Case study

Ignatio Madanhire, Charles Mbohwa

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This research study sought to determine the strengths and weaknesses of the current maintenance practices at a sand casting manufacturing company which is principally a ferrous foundry producing grey and white iron. The work suggested good practices which could be taken on board and others which could be improved on. The generated recommendations can be used by other foundries to enhance their operations for maintenance efficiency to save on resources and improve operational bottom line.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWCE 2015 - World Congress on Engineering 2015
EditorsS. I. Ao, Len Gelman, Len Gelman, David W.L. Hukins, Andrew Hunter, Alexander M. Korsunsky, S. I. Ao, S. I. Ao
PublisherNewswood Limited
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9789881404701
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event2015 World Congress on Engineering, WCE 2015 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 Jul 20153 Jul 2015

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Engineering and Computer Science
ISSN (Print)2078-0958


Conference2015 World Congress on Engineering, WCE 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Efficiency
  • Foundry
  • Maintenance
  • Preventive
  • Sand casting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)


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