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Open reliability information database

Humer, Heinrich; Rasch, Martina; Smith Paul

Analysing and predicting system performance and availability depends largely upon reliability and maintenance data. Attaining statistically credible data can require observations from several years of operations. Fortunately, this data collection process can be quickened if this data is shared within the community of organisations in the same working domain.

The goal of this task is to develop an open reliability information system to provide a common platform for storing and sharing reliability information on components in the area of energy management. The work is accompanied by a prototyping activity that shall prove the concept and create a foundation for gathering reliability information about selected key systems. A special care is taken to ensure technical efficiency and meeting the legal and administrative constraints emerging from cooperation with industrial partners and regulatory bodies.

The open reliability information systems focuses on industrial infrastructures in large scale facilities. The shared data will consist of system and subsystem reliability and maintenance statistics, information on system structure and operation conditions as well as estimation on data quality. The data will be used in quantitative reliability and availability assessments. The stored data and intended use differ from traditional maintenance databases that are used for storing individual equipment failure events.

The development of an open reliability database started in the context of the Future Circular Collider - Cern (FCC) research project, where a platform for sharing reliability information played a big role in the area of accelerator technology and this community did not have a platform yet. However, successful examples of this concept exist in oil, nuclear and wind power industries and this existing knowledge shall be used to benefit this project. This knowledge includes OREDA, EIReDA, SPARTA and WInD-Pool projects and ISO 6527, ISO 14224 and ISO/TR 12489 standards.

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