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Throughput Analysis

What is throughput analysis?


In many different industries, there is a need to model and analyze systems that are designed to process or make something so that analysts can estimate production capacity, identify potential bottlenecks, etc. When using the Reliability Block Diagram (RBD) approach for system modeling and analysis, it is possible to add information about the capacity of each component and then use simulation to perform a variety of throughput calculations for the system. This includes System Throughput, Component Throughput, Excess Capacity, Backlog and a variety of other useful results.

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