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Ingeniare. Revista chilena de ingeniería

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DIAZ CONCEPCION, Armando et al. Formulating a new concept of operational reliability. Ingeniare. Rev. chil. ing. [online]. 2021, vol.29, n.1, pp.87-93. ISSN 0718-3305.

Maintenance approaches have been evolving from reactive to a preferred proactive conception with operational reliability as a new implemented strategy. This scenario suggests that a review of conceptual basis is needed. The paper resumes the study carried out with the main objective of building a new concept of operational reliability. Bibliographic research and poll methods were used. Selected specialists with remarkable profiles in Microsoft Academic Search, Google Schoolar and Research Gate were consulted in order to validate the formulated concept. A poll instrument based on Likert Method was designed whereas for analyzing the confidence, Cronbach Alpha Method was used. As a result, a novel concept of operational reliability was built and validated. This concept sets up a synergic based relationship among equipment, human resources and technological processes and, for the first time, provides support to obtain an indicator as a numerical representation of operational reliability.

Keywords : Operational reliability; concept; poll instrument; validation; equipment; human resource; process ability.

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