COMPARE (Calculating Optimum Maintenance PARamEters)


COMPARE is a Reliability Centred Maintenance package which enables optimum spares levels, optimum proof test intervals and optimum replacement times to be obtained.  Significant cost savings can be made in spares and maintenance resources.

o Having too many spares carries a cost penalty.   Too few spares incurs expensive outage time.  Using Markov analysis, COMPARE enables the optimum number of spares to be chosen for any combination of lead time, repair time, failure rate, number of active items and the degree of redundancy for that item.

o Coincident dormant failures, otherwise protected by redundant configurations, will lead to costly outage.   Too frequent proof testing, to reveal failed redundant units, will incur a waste of maintenance resource.  COMPARE enables the optimum proof test interval to be calculated for a given outage cost, proof test cost, down time and failure rate.

o The cost of an unplanned replacement may be much greater than the planned replacement of a part despite its not having failed.   There will be an optimum replacement time for parts having a wearout characteristic.   COMPARE enables the Weibull parameters of parts to be assessed from field or test data in order for the optimum time to be calculated.

o The COMPARE user manual covers the basic theory behind these techniques.  It also includes reliability theory and the application of these techniques.

o Graphical outputs for use in word processing packages.

o FARADIP (FAilure RAte Data In Perspective) provides a failure rate data benchmark which can be used to review the field data which users apply to COMPARE or as a source of data where generic figures are required.

CURRENT PRICE STRUCTURE (2017)

COMPARE: £399. 

FARADIP: £475. 

TTREE: £575. 

LOPA-PLUS: £299.

BETAPLUS: £199. 

Prices in UK Pounds or equivalent local currency.

Any 2 of TTREE plus FARADIP, COMPARE, LOPA-PLUS OR BETAPLUS: 20% reduction.

COURSES/WORKSHOPS: inclusive of text book, course material and one copy of software package available on request.

Enquiries or comments to info@M2K.com

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