Performance analysis of evaporation system in sugar industry using RAMD analysis

  • Monika Saini
  • Ashish KumarEmail author
Technical Paper


The main aim of this study is to analyze the application of reliability, availability, maintainability and dependability in identification of most sensitive subsystem of evaporation system in sugar plant. For this analysis, transition diagram of all subsystems is drawn and respective Chapman–Kolmogorov differential equations are derived using Markov birth–death process. All failure and repair rates of each subsystem are exponentially distributed. Various measures of system effectiveness like mean time between failures, mean time to repair and dependability ratio for all the three subsystems are also computed. Sensitivity analysis of system reliability is also performed. The reliability and maintainability are estimated at various time instants. Analysis of all the subsystems shows that sulphited syrup is highly sensitive from reliability point of view. The derived measures are shared with system designers for their active deliberation.


Evaporation system Markov birth–death process Mean time to system failure Mean time to failure Sensitivity analysis Exponential distribution 



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mathematics and StatisticsManipal University JaipurJaipurIndia

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