Improve Your Availability with A RAM Study

Improve Your Availability with A RAM Study

In our industry, most companies are continuously managing risk, efficiency, and production interruptions that may have resulted in millions of dollars lost. To mitigate these unplanned events and improve productivity, improvement projects executed, employee training is conducted and equipment strategies are implemented. Reliable equipment that is 100% available and ready when needed is a very important key to success. But how do you truly understand what it takes to attain your availability goal and how do you maintain it? How do you decide what it will take to mitigate future process interruptions and equipment downtime? One way to get a better idea of how to increase system productivity and improve overall availability is by conducting a Reliability, Availability, Maintainability (RAM) study.

What Is A RAM Study?

A RAM study is a tool used for reliability management by assessing system reliability, availability and maintainability. It is a structured process to mathematically simulate the random and sequential performance of plant equipment and process systems. A RAM study is also able to estimate production availability by evaluating equipment failures modes as well as the frequencies and consequences of those failures.

Becht RAM Process

Becht has conducted a variety of RAM studies for clients across the world and has highly qualified subject matter experts with practical experience that can provide advice on a wide range of issues. Most of our experts have industry experience of 30+ years and possess a broad range of identifying areas where a RAM study would help increase productivity and overall availability. Our industry is continuously implementing management strategies for systems in order to improve their availability and productivity. You are in the right place – Becht can help!

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About The Author

 LaKeshia Taylor is presently a Reliability Engineering Specialist at Becht and loves solving problems and offering solutions to clients. ​She has been a Mechanical Engineer for the last 15 years, working in the Petrochemical industry. Her experience is in Reliability and Maintenance Engineering, Project Engineering and Mechanical Integrity & Quality Assurance. LaKeshia is very proficient in trend analysis, classification algorithms, optimization, and mathematical simulation software tools, as well as SAP BW, Business Objects, Spotfire, and statistical packages including S+, R, and MatLab. LaKeshia attended Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge, LA. She earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering and holds a number of industry certifications. She has also completed graduate course work in Business Administration at the E.J. Ourso college of Business at Louisiana State University.

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