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Effect analysis of reliability, availability, maintainability and safety (rams) of train operation

Nordin , Nor Isha (2015) Effect analysis of reliability, availability, maintainability and safety (rams) of train operation. Masters thesis, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia.


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This project was conducted for maintenance and operation process and its effects on Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety of Diesel Locomotive System. The focus is on Diesel Locomotive that has a model and analysis study was carried out to examine the current performance based on RAMS for Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB). This Project presented a study for the risk assessment of Diesel Locomotive System using the operation data collected from the railway industry. The proposed assessment method of railway risks was demonstrated and the investigation on the RAMS performance of the Diesel Locomotive and their major failure causes was done. Reliability of the system in this thesis was analysed in qualitative and quantitative methods. The effective parameters on the reliability of the Diesel Locomotive System, FMEA, FTA and its application were done qualitatively. In achieving the aims of the project, the events and incident which could be generated by the system failure were defined to determine the consequences of the realized incidents. In this step two categories were taken into account including operation and system component. Then, the next phase was concentrated on considering and analysing the relevant processes and the root causes which result in the identified failure. After all probable root causes were clarified, then the root causes identified and necessary preventive actions were taken. The aim of this step was either decreasing the occurrence of root causes or increasing the detectability of failure. In the last part quantitative method has been used to measure the amounts of Reliability, Availability and Maintainability of the system, based on MTBF and MTTR of different components of the system and the solutions to improve system reliability based on components FTA model was introduced.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: T Technology > TF Railroad engineering and operation
Depositing User: Mrs Hasliza Hamdan
Date Deposited: 04 May 2016 09:36
Last Modified: 04 May 2016 09:36
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/7800
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