Reliability, Availability and Maintainability (RAM) Studies

Reliability, Availability and Maintainability (RAM) Studies

An innovative approach to solving production related risks


A well-designed and properly implemented asset optimization program can significantly lower project costs. 

Reliability, Availability & Maintainability (RAM) modeling assesses a production system’s capabilities, whether it is in operation or still in the design phase. The results from a RAM modeling will identify possible causes of production losses and can examine possible system alternatives. The RAM study is thus a tool for decision-making with help for costs versus benefits analysis.


RAM modeling can simulate the configuration, operation, failure, repair and maintenance of equipment. The inputs for a RAM modeling will include the physical components, equipment configuration and maintenance philosophy in a system and the outputs can determine average production of the system over the facility or vessel life. 

RAM studies will generate sufficient data needed in order to make decisions for possible systems changes that may increase system efficiency, and therefore increase project profits.


Bureau Veritas’ RAM modeling capability has been previously sought by companies looking to increase the productivity of their systems. Bureau Veritas has extensive experience that has been developed through more than 100 RAM and supply chain studies.

Bureau Veritas can guide you through the RAM process to help answer tough questions including:

  • Identifying bottlenecks in the production

  • Detecting failures in the early part of design

  • Comparing different design options for production

  • Optimizing maintenance schedules

  • Increasing the effectiveness of logistics

  • Identifying equipment maintenance priorities on failure

  • Meeting contract production requirements

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