Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy

, Volume 12, Issue 2, pp 137–146

Evaluation and assessment of reliability and availability software for securing an uninterrupted energy supply

Original Paper

Abstract

The significance of reliability, availability and maintainability (RAM) in recent years increased due to rising energy cost and the competitive market. These issues have a considerable effect on the energy generation and potential saving as well. RAM can be assessed by implementing effective software tools generating adequate models. They also provide results visualization via a tabular and/or graphical representation. Various software tools have been selected, tested and a brief overview drawn. It has been a wide selection; however, most of the information available has been driven by marketing and sales features. This work focuses on the main features of several promising complex reliability packages and its target is a balanced assessment of their main features.

Keywords

Reliability Availability RAM Software package 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.EC Marie Curie Chair (EXC) INEMAGLOW, Centre for Process Integration and Intensification (CPI2), Research Institute of Chemical and Process Engineering, FITUniversity of PannoniaVeszprémHungary

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