Capacity and availability optimization utilizing Reliability Block Diagrams (RBD

By: Reliability Works  09-12-2011
Keywords: Maintenance Strategy

- Capacity and availability optimization utilizing Reliability Block Diagrams (RBD)

Reliability Block Diagrams (RBD) are used to simplify complex systems, provide a means to predict system performance and assist in the evaluation of alternative configurations.

RBD’s consist of blocks & nodes, connected in parallel or series. Connections are used to represent success relationships and nodes are used to represent voting relationships. Each block represents equipment failures, procedural issues and external events. Blocks can contain sub blocks representing modes. All blocks are connected in a network that represents the system configuration. This provides a clear overview of what is redundant and what is not.

By utilizing RBD we are able to determine the best design or maintenance strategy for optimizing the capacity and availability of an asset.

Reliability Block Diagrams (RBD) are used to simplify complex systems, provide a means to predict system performance and assist in the evaluation of alternative configurations.

RBD’s consist of blocks & nodes, connected in parallel or series. Connections are used to represent success relationships and nodes are used to represent voting relationships. Each block represents equipment failures, procedural issues and external events. Blocks can contain sub blocks representing modes. All blocks are connected in a network that represents the system configuration. This provides a clear overview of what is redundant and what is not.

By utilizing RBD we are able to determine the best design or maintenance strategy for optimizing the capacity and availability of an asset.

Keywords: Maintenance Strategy

Contact Reliability Works

Email - none provided

Print this page

Other products and services from Reliability Works

09-12-2011

Root Cause Analysis (RCA) | Services

Root cause analysis, sometimes referred to as Root Cause Failure Analysis, is a structured approach for ensuring continuous improvement of an asset. Instead of reacting to an obvious problem with a short-term solution, RCA determines the root cause of a problem and provides a permanent solution. Root cause analysis is a structured approach for ensuring continuous improvement of an asset.


09-12-2011

Reliability Services | Services

Reliability is the probability that an “item” (component, equipment, or system) can perform its intended function for a stated period of time under specified conditions.Reliability is essential to any business that recognizes the value in yielding maximum value from company capital assets.


09-12-2011

Optimized Maintenance Strategies | Services

In these scenarios, it is not uncommon to find that fixing breakdowns consumes a disproportionate quantity of budgetary resources and little is left over for effective preventive maintenance activities, or continuous improvements. Combined with a maintenance strategy, optimizing spare parts can significantly lower operating expenses by having the right spare parts on hand, at the most optimal time, and controlling any necessary downtime.