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Reliability engineering of a hospital oxygen supply system.

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dc.contributor.advisor Prof. L. Pretorius en_US
dc.contributor.author Nel, Coenrad Marais
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-11T09:08:41Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-11T09:08:41Z
dc.date.issued 2012-09-11
dc.date.submitted 1999
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/7426
dc.description M.Ing. en_US
dc.description.abstract This dissertation covers a literature study of the reliability engineering, and this is then applied to the hospital oxygen supply system in order to determine the reliability of the system. The hospital oxygen supply system must comply with international and local legislation, which insists that the reliability of the system must be very high, since it supports life in the hospital. Since there were no previous studies conducted in terms of the oxygen supply system to the knowledge of the author, it definitely opens a new study field for the application of reliability engineering concepts. In the research it was found that no records were kept by the company on the failures occurring with the oxygen supply system. This increased the difficulty to calculate the actual reliability of the supply system. A reliability prediction was done, based on the failure rate data from a database. The reliability prediction of the .system was very low, and possibly not a very accurate prediction of the actual reliability of the system. The author therefore created a reliability calculation program, which calculates the reliability of the system and also keeps, an accurate failure data record on each component of the system. The main conclusion reached with this dissertation is that failure data feedback, and accurate records are a very important factor of reliability engineering. This may influence the company's ability to rectify design changes in their systems, as there is no idea where the failure occurred and how much money value is linked to the failures occurring. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Reliability (Engineering) en_US
dc.subject Oxygen - Equipment and supplies en_US
dc.title Reliability engineering of a hospital oxygen supply system. en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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