Fundamentals of Reliability Testing
Speaker: Fred Schenkelberg
Testing is expensive. Reliability testing is often complex. Let’s break down the basic of planning and conducting reliability testing the provides meaningful results in a cost-effective and timely manner. Let’s do testing right.
Reliability testing includes a broad category of product testing. Generally, it includes evaluations that attempt to determine if an item functions as expected over some duration under some set of conditions or stresses. Reliability testing may include out of box or installation activities, environmental testing, testing to failure, or accelerated life testing.
The core of any reliability testing is a question to answer. Often the work is focused on determining if a design is robust or durable enough for the intended use and market. Keep in mind when preparing to conduct testing that the results provide information to inform a decision.
Let’s discuss an approach to reliability testing that focused on creating results that are useful and meaningful, thus enabling making correct decisions concerning the product and its future performance. For any testing, and especially reliability testing, there are a few basic steps to ensure the testing will meet the needs of those making decisions based on the results.
We will also discuss when it is appropriate to not conduct testing and how to appropriately characterize the risks surrounding the testing itself and interpreting the results. Join this lively and interactive webinar and learn how to improve your reliability testing program.
This Accendo Reliability webinar originally broadcast on 13 November 2018.
The audio track is now an Accendo Reliability Webinar Series podcast episode. View the episode show notes to listen or subscribe to podcast
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