Problems of technical safety and resource-saving in production and transport industries were always topical, but recently, need in their solution became more urgent. This is due both to the growth of volumes and complexity of production, and to a significant decrease in the level of personal responsibility and qualification of personnel of enterprises operating hazardous production facilities.
Besides, there are fundamental reasons of the existing machinery reliability problems at facilities, which mostly comprise hidden nucleation and development of machinery failures, as well as subjective and not timely assessment of machinery condition in real operational processes. That does not allow the personnel to carry out timely and efficient procedures in order to support high technical readiness level of the production. Consequently, the enterprise bear significant operating costs and losses from accidents and downtime of production associated with the sudden failure of process equipment.
The above-listed factors cause an urgent need for general application of automated control systems for safe resource-efficient operation and equipment repair at the hazardous production facilities.
Kostyukov V.N., Kostyukov An.V., Kostyukov Al.V. Automated control systems for safe resource-saving operation and maintenance COMPACS // Glavniy mehanik (Chief Meachnical Engineer). – 2015. – №4. – P. 66-73.
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