This article shows how you can add losses and individually assign them to production units.
- Click on « Production » in the Project Navigation and then the « Add » Button in the section « Losses ».
- First you can specify the name of the loss. Then you enter the value. You have three different options:
- Loss: Constant loss per year (%).
- Efficiency: Constant Efficiency. Is often expressed as availability (e.g. 98% availability equals a loss of 2%).
- Degradation: Time variable loss. The calculation takes place from month to month thus the loss decreases monthly. The input is an annualized value (Example: A degradation of 2% p.a. means that the efficiency is 98% after the first year, 96,04% after the second year etc.).
- You can use the input field « Facilities » to specify the production units for which a loss applies. If all production units are equally affected, select the « All » button. If the loss affects only a single production unit you can select « Some » and you will have the ability to choose the affected one. In case that several production units are affected by the loss, select all affected plants.
- In the fourth, you determine the « Start » and « End » dates. You have the option to add offsets. This can be used if a loss occurs only after a certain number of months/years after the production. With the aid of offsets you can define availability conveniently for certain operating years (Find out more about relative date relations).
- By clicking on « Create » you save the created loss.
- The effects of the losses are visible in the « Production » and « Efficiency » graph in the detail view of the affected facilities.