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English translation: The availability of your scope of delivery is 98% of the operating time of the plant

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16:56 Jan 28, 2002
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering / machine tools spec - can manufacture
German term or phrase: sentence
Die Verfuegbarkeit Ihres Lieferumfanges liegt bei 98% bezogen auf die Betriebszeit der Anlage.

I am having a problem understand what is meant here.
Agius Language & Translation
United Kingdom
Local time: 15:39
English translation:The availability of your scope of delivery is 98% of the operating time of the plant
Explanation:
"system" might be better than "plant" depending on the full context.
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Bob Kerns
Germany
Local time: 16:39
Grading comment
Thank you all. A little late I know. My apologies.
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Summary of answers provided
5Ninety-eight percent of your facility's operating time shall be devoted to
Dr. Fred Thomson
4The operating capacity of the plant comes to 98%
flash
4availability
jccantrell
4The availability of the system you supply is around 98 % relative to the plant/system operating time
Mary Worby
4The availability of your scope of delivery is 98% of the operating time of the plant
Bob Kerns


  

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4 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
The availability of your scope of delivery is 98% of the operating time of the plant


Explanation:
"system" might be better than "plant" depending on the full context.

Bob Kerns
Germany
Local time: 16:39
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 1415
Grading comment
Thank you all. A little late I know. My apologies.
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6 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
The availability of the system you supply is around 98 % relative to the plant/system operating time


Explanation:
It means that the Lieferumfang - or whatever it is that is supplied by the supplier - will be available 98 % of the time. i.e. only 2 % of the time will be taken for repairs, breakdown, cleaning etc. It is essentially a measure of reliability ...

HTH

Mary

Mary Worby
United Kingdom
Local time: 15:39
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7 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
availability


Explanation:
The scope of your equipment {or whatever you are calling Lieferumfang} is to have 98% availability with respect to plant operating time.

What they are saying is that your stuff is to be ready to go for 98% of the operating time of the plant. Availability is a standard term in reliability engineering and is used to specify the failure criteria that are acceptable.

jccantrell
United States
Local time: 07:39
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29 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
Ninety-eight percent of your facility's operating time shall be devoted to


Explanation:
the production of your range of products.
OR: Ninety-eight percent of your facility's operating time shall be available for production of your range of products.

Dr. Fred Thomson
United States
Local time: 08:39
Native speaker of: English
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18 days   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
The operating capacity of the plant comes to 98%


Explanation:
A mention of the sector of operations (delivery) is
also mixed into the sentence. This needs
to be dropped in translation.

flash
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