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Topic: Reliability & Maintainability Questions and Answers

Topic Posted by: Reliability & Maintainability Forum ( )
Organization: System Reliability Center
Date Posted: Mon Aug 31 12:47:36 US/Eastern 1998

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Posted by: Diane Gordon ( )
Organization:Reliability Center, Inc.
Date posted: Fri Aug 3 9:48:39 US/Eastern 2001
Subject: Cost of Downtime
I'm trying to find general values for the cost of downtime (cost of lost production or the cost of shutdown and restart) for large continuous processes like refineries, paper mills, steel mills, or petrochemical plants? Does anyone have this type of information or know some resources I can tap into?

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Subject: Cost of Downtime
Reply Posted by: Bruce Dudley ( )
Organization: Reliability Analysis Center
Date Posted: Mon Aug 20 10:31:43 US/Eastern 2001
Another source of information dealing with maintenance costs can be found in a paper written by Mr. Richard Dwight of the University of Wollongong, Australia. The paper is called "Searching for Real Maintenance Performance Measures" and is published in the Journal of Quality in Maintenance Engineering, Vol. 5, No. 3, 1999, pages 258-275. It can also be seen in full text at:

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