down-time


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down-time

(jargon)
A period of time during which a (computer) system is not operational, due to a malfunction or maintenance.
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This has directly reduced ATM down-time by reducing the number of reactive NCR service engineer visits when compared to the same period prior to NCR Predictive Services being implemented.
That was in his drinking days, when most of his down-time was spent in bars.
He states that, 'The existing Wylfa station is rated at 950 megawatts (MW) and a replacement will be larger - let's say 1,000MW operating for 90% of the year (10% down-time for servicing)'.
Western" or the "Company") announces that it will be taking down-time at certain operations during the summer, and also deferring payment of 50% of the interest due on its 15% secured bonds as it is permitted to do, in a measured response to maintain liquidity.
The project is intended to reduce maintenance problems and boiler down-time in the facilities, which are outdated and deficient.
Laboratories will find it easier to keep all instruments in prime working order and to avoid expensive down-time, thanks to a new software module for managing calibration and maintenance routines.
Breaking pitot tubes means aircraft down-time and work for the sheet metal and airframe shops.
com has introduced a free service to monitor web site down-time.
Stress-management tip Get enough sleep, exercise regularly, stay organized and build in some real down-time.
Based on pareto analysis, PM efforts would be focused on resource D first, since it has the highest down-time percentage (35 percent), followed by C (30 percent), B(25 percent) and A(20 percent).
Simpson says the inconvenience of down-time can be minimized with planning.
By utilizing this Trazar-proprietary service, with the longer T5000 MTBF, semiconductor manufacturers can extend the life of their current process equipment without often-recurring down-time and the resulting productivity and yield losses associated with the older P5000-based systems," said Gary Ater, Trazar's Vice President of Marketing.