Availability performance stands for plant efficiency

Helena Kortelainen, Saku Pursio

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    Availability performance is an efficiency measure. As input data, mean times between failures, mean times to repair and failure criticality are required. Detailed availability performance analysis of a production system requires a model, which takes into account the logical structure of the system and the storage capacity between process stages. The model can also take into account the effect of production disturbances and planned stoppages if corresponding data is available. A comprehensive availability performance model is a practical tool when improvements are to be directed effectively, strategies tested, or alternative investment proposals compared.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)292-296
    JournalPaperi ja puu
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 2001
    MoE publication typeD1 Article in a trade journal


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