Bringing value to projects and operations

Bringing value to projects and operations is a goal that many pursue. Today we will discuss reliability enhancements as a possible way to add value. What is reliability? Engineers generally define Reliability as the quality of being trustworthy or of performing consistently well. Example: “the conveyor performance history gives me every confidence in its reliability” which basically means “I am not expecting a major failure”. So, in other words, if you get in your car, turn the ignition and the…

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Fault tree analysis, FTA

Fault tree analysis, FTA In our day to day practice we frequently see risk assessments methodologies being stretched to «fit the clients’ case», or, in other words, tools being selected to deliver results they were not designed for. This is a brief summary for the Fault tree analysis (FTA) one of the most common methodologies to evaluate a system against single or multiple initiating faults. FTA is a top down, deductive failure analysis method in which an undesired state of a system is analyzed…

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