Improvement of the availability performance of a production system

Pasi Valkokari, Veikko Rouhiainen

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    The high reliability of an industrial plant, machine and equipment is often comprehended as a synonym for smooth-running and safe operation. For the user, high reliability means the uninterrupted flow of production, minimised maintenance costs, lower personal and environmental risks and energy saving. This is why the users are very often eager to pay for advanced reliability. This paper describes an approach developed for improving the availability performance of production systems. The approach is widely applicable for different kinds of production systems. Experiences obtained when utilising the approach in dairies are discussed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationForesight and Precaution, ESREL 2000
    EditorsM.P. Cottam
    Place of PublicationRotterdam
    Pages1497 - 1503
    ISBN (Print)978-90-5809-140-6
    Publication statusPublished - 2000
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventForesight and Precaution: Conference, Foresight and precaution - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    Duration: 15 May 200017 May 2000


    ConferenceForesight and Precaution
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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