Operability is the ability to keep an equipment, a system or a whole industrial installation in a safe and reliable functioning condition, according to pre-defined operational requirements.
In a computing systems environment with multiple systems this includes the ability of products, systems and business processes to work together to accomplish a common task such as finding and returning availability of inventory for flight.
In the gas turbine engine business, engine operability is the ability of the engine to operate without compressor stall or surge, combustor flame-out or other power loss. Operability engineers work in the fields of engine and compressor modeling, control and test to ensure the engine meets its ignition, starting, acceleration, deceleration and over-speed requirements under the most extreme operating conditions.
Operability also refers to whether or not a surgical operation can be performed to treat a patient with a reasonable degree of safety and chance of success.
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operability — noun see operable … New Collegiate Dictionary
operability — See operable. * * * … Universalium
operability — noun The extent to which a system or device is operable … Wiktionary
operability — É‘prÉ™ bÉªlÉ™tÉª / É’p n. quality of being able to be operated on; ability to be operated, feasibility … English contemporary dictionary
operability — op·er·a·bil·i·ty … English syllables
operability — ˌäp(ə)rəˈbiləd.ē noun : the quality or state of being operable compare resectability … Useful english dictionary
Hazard and operability study — Hazard and operability studies are a methodology for identifying and dealing with potential problems in industrial processes, particularly those which would create a hazardous situation or a severe impairment of the process. It is commonly known… … Wikipedia
operable — operability, n. operably, adv. /op euhr euh beuhl, op reuh /, adj. 1. that can be treated by a surgical operation. Cf. inoperable (def. 2). 2. capable of being put into use, operation, or practice. [1640 50; < LL operabilis, equiv. to opera(ri)… … Universalium
OAL — Operability Assessment List Contributor: MSFC … NASA Acronyms
OAR — Operability Assessment Report Contributor: MSFC … NASA Acronyms