Evaluation of Maintenance Management System in Iraqi Oil Refineries - Najaf Oil Refinery as a case study
This study included a field analysis of the maintenance management system currently used in Iraqi oil refineries by studying the maintenance management system which is already used in Najaf Oil Refinery (NOR) as a case study through the main functions of maintenance management (planning, organization, directing, and control). The field survey included site coexistence, frequent field visits, conducting direct interviews with the senior maintenance staff in NOR and outside, and then preparing closed questionnaire based on previous theoretical studies and expert opinions. Then the researchers discussed the results of the questionnaire for main functions of maintenance management based on the results of the practical analysis and identified the shortcomings of the current maintenance management system in NOR and then developed effective solutions for each trouble. In fact, the necessary solutions to the problems of the current system have been reached, including the development of maintenance management of the Najaf oil refinery and the preparation of an appropriate mechanism to ensure that the system works functionality. The researchers also reached a set of conclusions and recommendations to improve the current maintenance management system for NOR and other Iraqi Oil refineries.