6.3 Non-idealities, Supporting Layers, and Interfaces in System Architecture

Non-idealities in System Architecture

Looking at Figure 6.8, we observe that the seal, O-ring, motor, motor shaft, screws, locking nuts, power supply, and mounting are not yet associated with an internal process. What do these other instrument objects do?

The answer is that up to this point, we have analyzed only the idealized value delivery aspects of the pump, and there is a lot more to making a successful system. Getting the value delivery pathway right is necessary, but not sufficient. Other aspects of system function are ­necessary as well. These include non-idealities in the value pathway, supporting functions, and interface functions.

Non-idealities are the subject ...

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