Valerie G. Caryer Cook

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Low-volume, custom-built or specialty equipment, by nature, has little statistically significant data to predict system availability over the equipment life. Their unique constructions are often costly to purchase and install, and are equally costly to maintain. This paper presents a practical method to estimate the availability of custom-built equipment,(More)
Strategic planning for laboratory operations capital investment involves predicting the usage of equipment used in daily operations. Development laboratories are particularly difficult to model equipment usage, due to the large variation in the types of projects or tests conducted and complex equipment needs. Discrete-element simulation can be used to(More)
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