What is RAM Analysis?

RAM refers to Reliability, Availability, and Maintainability. RAM analysis is a well-known method of estimating the production availability of a system by assessing failure modes, frequencies and consequences, all the while paying attention to the effect on production. The main objectives of RAM analysis are to increase system productivity, increase the overall profit, as well as reduce the total life cycle cost — which includes lost production cost, maintenance cost, operating cost, etc.

Software Features
BlockSim supports an extensive array of reliability block diagram (RBD) configurations and fault tree analysis (FTA) gates and events, including advanced capabilities to model complex configurations, load sharing, standby redundancy, phases and duty cycles. Using exact computations and/or discrete event simulation, BlockSim facilitates a wide variety of analyses for both repairable and non-repairable systems. This includes:
  • System Reliability Analysis
  • Identification of Critical Components (Reliability Importance Measures)
  • Optimum Reliability Allocation
  • System Maintainability Analysis (Determine Optimum Preventive Maintenance Intervals, Spare Parts Provisions, etc.)
  • System Availability Analysis (Calculate Uptime, Downtime, Availability, etc.)
  • Throughput Calculation (Identify Bottlenecks, Estimate Production Capacity, etc.)
  • Life Cycle Cost Estimation