Jackknife analysis is used in a variety of studies to identify critical elements. Specifically, the report generated by RMESĀ® Suite is a comparative-relative analysis of the frequency of occurrence of failures in relation to their repair times. It also produces a dispersion graph of the elements analyzed so they can be classified in four quadrants: acute, chronic, under control and acute-chronic.

The jackknife analysis in RMESĀ® Suite can be performed on nodes, equipment and/or logical-functional configurations as well as on existing failure modes in the selected nodes.

At the equipment level, the indicator delivered corresponds to the interruptions occurred and loaded in the repository and read from some source of information. For lines and/or logical-functional configurations, it corresponds to the impact after propagation of interruptions and failure modes, delivering a system indicator as a result.