In the present paper the Natvig measures of component importance for repairable systems, and its extended version are analysed for two three component systems and a bridge system. The measures are also applied to an offshore oil and gas production system. According to the extended version of the Natvig measure a component is important if both by failing it strongly reduces the expected system uptime and by being repaired it strongly reduces the expected system downtime. The results include a study of how different distributions affect the ranking of the components. All numerical results are computed using discrete event simulation. In a companion paper (Huseby, Eide, Isaksen, Natvig and Gåsemyr 2008) the advanced simulation methods needed in these calculations are described.