RAM Commander for ALSTOM
The Goal: Making the appropriate design, maintenance, and operational choices, in order to reach reliability and availability targets, while maintaining the lowest cost possible. Nowadays, ALSTOM’s customer base increasingly consists of private operators, which impose higher performance targets, prominently in reliability and availability. In addition, many operators subcontract activities such as maintenance. As a result, ALSTOM has evolved from being a manufacturer only to becoming a system designer, integrator, and maintainer, while technical solutions increasingly rely on advanced technology.
The Challenge: Whether ALSTOM’s customers are public or private, performance requirements are increasingly demanding in terms of service quality, availability, and reliability. Railways regulatory authorities worldwide give ever more emphasis to Safety and Reliability, and the required standards (e.g. IRIS – International Railway Industry Standard) are respectively higher than in the past. This, together with the growing complexity of rail transport systems’ technology, creates challenges for ALSTOM in meeting RAMS requirements from both its customers and railway authorities.
The Solution: ALSTOM has chosen ALD’s Reliability and Safety toolkit – RAM Commander, as a comprehensive solution and consistent methodology to meet the RAMS requirements of its customers and railway authorities’ standards. As the leading company in the field of Reliability Engineering and Analysis, Safety Analysis and Safety Management, its established experience and professional engineering team allow ALD to provide ALSTOM with the necessary tools to stay ahead of the competition and continuously supply its customers with reliable, sustainable and safe products. RAM Commander is an extensive software tool for Reliability and Maintainability Analysis and Prediction, Spares Optimization, FMEA/FMECA, Testability, Fault Tree Analysis, Event Tree Analysis and Safety Assessment. RAM Commander constitutes a central RAMS database, which supports International standards (IRIS, IEC 61508, EN 50128, EN 50129, EN 50126, IEC 62380). It also helps ALSTOM contain and mitigate incidents and failures from the early design stage all the way through test, manufacturing, operation and maintenance.
RAM Commander and FavoWeb for Thales Rail signaling Solutions TRSS
The Goal: Since it has pioneered the design and implementation of electronic interlocking systems in Austria twenty years ago, TRSS has been continuously pursuing the technological evolution of a product portfolio in which Safety and Reliability are critical. TRSS’s key products must all comply with the highest safety integrity level (SIL 4) defined in the European railway signaling equipment standards (CENELEC).
The Challenge: With its numerous installations around the world and its fast growth, TRSS faces the challenge of complying with the most complex Safety and Reliability requirements, while meeting both time and cost constrains.
The Solution: TRSS has turned to ALD in order to create a comprehensive Safety & Reliability Infrastructure and Service. ALD provides all of TRSS’s projects worldwide with a one-stop solution for Safety and Reliability, by creating consistent methodology and operation combining software infrastructure with professional service provided by ALD’s experienced international teams. As the world’s main Reliability and Safety service provider, ALD boasts an international team of professionals who conduct Reliability and Safety studies for Thales’ projects. ALD Service is enhanced by leading and comprehensive ALD Reliability and Safety software including RAM Commander (RAMS tool) and FavoWeb (Web based FRACAS application) . ALD establishes a new form of intelligence mastering Fault Management, Prediction and Prevention. ALD Reliability & Safety Solution helps TRSS contain and mitigate incidents, faults and failures from the early design stage all the way through test, manufacturing, operation and maintenance. ALD’s inherent analytical capability, together with its experience and expertise gained in hundreds of projects worldwide for railway industry leaders (ALSTOM, SNCF, DB and others), allow it to offer the solution, which helps TRSS meet the complex safety standards required by Railway Regulatory Authorities.
RAM Commander for NASA
“The greatest Adventures begin with a small step”. 50 years of technological advancement and space explorations have made NASA’s constellation program possible. With the retirements of NASA’s space shuttles, The Constellation Program opens a new era in space exploration. NASA analyzed the mission needs in 2006, and has selected ALD’s Software and Services to deliver Safety and Mission Assurance Solution to NASA’s Constellation Program. The NASA contract is a Multi-year contract, under which, ALD’s team of engineers and scientists supports Safety, Mission Assurance and Reliability for the Constellation program. This is achieved based on ALD’s state of the art safety and reliability software tools. As part of this project, ALD’s engineering team were re-located to Johnson Space Center in Huston Texas USA, to conduct detailed Reliability, Safety and Mission assurance analysis while utilizing ALD’s world renown tools and techniques including : Reliability Prediction and Modeling FMECA FTA Safety Assessment ALD’s solution provides comprehensive RAMS for Space borne Applications. ALD has developed software techniques to implement advance reliability, safety analysis procedures for NASA’s Constellation program, assessing overall trends, identify strengths and weaknesses and make recommendations for design, qualification, and analysis requirements for increasing mission reliability and safety levels.
FavoWeb for Ormat
Ormat Industries’ principal activities are the maintenance and operation of wholly or partly owned power plants and grids for the distribution of electricity and heat, and the production and distribution of the electricity they produce, according to contracts. It’s also engaged in the design, development, manufacturing and marketing of turbo generators and power plants which are used for supplying electrical energy. The Group’s other activities include the development of projects for producing energy from geothermal fields (steam and hot water) and sources of alternative energy.
ORMAT have adopted FavoWeb to provide a full failure/Incidents reporting solution to its equipment/Installations. Using FavoWeb’s System Tracking Module for traceability and Failure Reporting module for event reports from one side, and the Multi module to track Action items, the Corrective Action module to manage the various review boards from another, gives ORMAT a total closed-loop analysis system solution.
FavoWeb for Carmel
Carmel Olefins Ltd. is Israel’s largest producer of polymers and the sole producer of polyolefins.
Carmel Olefins Ltd. is the predominant supplier of raw materials to the highly-developed plastics industry in Israel.
FavoWeb serves as a managerial and Event Reporting software for the entire Carmel manufacturing facilities.
FavoWeb for Lockheed Martin
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, is the prime contractor for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program. The Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) is being developed for the US Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps and the UK Royal Navy. The stealthy, supersonic multi-role fighter is to be designated the F-35.
FavoWeb has been awarded a contract to provide the Failure Reporting Analysis and Corrective Action System (FRACAS) for the world’s most advanced multi-role combat aircraft – JSF (F-35).
FavoWeb, a web-based COTS with easy adjustability and an intuitive user interface, proved to be unsurpassable in the scope of capabilities for sustaining and improving reliability of JSF SDD stage: reliability trends, sophisticated statistics, a seamless connection with RAM Commander, a reliability toolkit developed by ALD and used by reliability engineers worldwide for reliability tasks, improving product design. Finally, FavoWeb incorporates strong FRACAS capabilities, with special focus on corrective action mechanism, logistics tree and serial number tracking module.
FavoWeb for IDF
The Technological and Logistics Directorate of Israel Defense Force (IDF) is a part of the general staff and as such responsible to: Provide the IDF with logistic solutions in the field of medicine, armament, maintenance, logistics, communication and operation of the technological alignment in day-to-day operations, emergencies, or war.
FavoWeb serves as a managerial and FRACAS software for the entire Technological and Logistics Directorate of Israel Defence Force.
FavoWeb for Elta
ELTA Systems Group, IAI, is considered as one of the world leading companies in the defense electronic systems and products field. ELTA operates as a defense systems house based on electromagnetic sensors (Radar, Electronic Warfare and Communication) and Information Technology.
FavoWeb at Elta serves as a cross-organization FRACAS, FRB, MRB supporting application with more than 300 users organization-wide.
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