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Modeling Maintenance-induced Failures During the Scheduled Maintenance of a Component Using Reliability Block Diagrams (RBDs)

Sometimes the scheduled preventive maintenance (PM) of a component in a system can end up causing more harm than good. While the maintenance task was performed to prolong the life of the component, it instead leads to the failure of the component, resulting in corrective maintenance (CM). This article uses BlockSim 10 to show how you can include maintenance-induced failures in your simulations.


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Synthesis Version 10 Released — Upgrade Today!

Version 10 upgrades for all Synthesis applications are now available! New platform highlights include an integrated Project Planner for managing Design for Reliability and Asset Performance Management milestones and tasks; automated watches and alerts for assigned actions and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs); robust new options to Manage and Present reliability analyses; and the option to implement a Synthesis Enterprise Portal (SEP) website, which enables an entire organization or team to access key analysis and project management details from any web-enabled device.


Version 10 also includes many new features and enhancements for each individual Synthesis application. A few of the most notable additions include a new Markov analysis module available for BlockSim; new fractional failure analysis and degradation analysis capabilities in Weibull++; and linked FMEAs and interactive FMEA block diagrams in Xfmea.


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Meet with decision-makers and connect with your target audience in the Asia Pacific region at the upcoming International Applied Reliability Symposium (ARS) in Singapore from October 7 - 9, 2015. By becoming a sponsor or exhibitor at ARS, you have the chance to share your organization's solutions with managers and engineers while gaining valuable exposure to diverse industries. Become a sponsor or exhibitor today at

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