Equivalence assessment method for the resource efficiency of equipment, technologies and production systems
Äquivalente Bewertungsmethode der Ressourceneffizienz von Ausrüstungen, Technologien und Produktionssystemen
The paper analyses different assessment methods for the overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), energy efficiency and productivity of equipment and production systems. The proposed model and systematic assessment approach define the total and relative resource efficiency of equipment, technologies and production systems in the form of material, energy and information efficiency. This common resource efficiency assessment method is based on the physical and mathematical equivalence of efficiency indicators including probable events for resource usability. Three typical relations, determining any kind of efficiency, are obtained from those equivalents. Examples for resource efficiency assessment types are energy efficiency, productivity and accuracy. Integrated evaluation indicators for a comparative benchmarking of equipment, technologies and production systems are provided based on the equivalence assessment method and the proposed three typical relations. This method is also applicable to process chains.