Marketing, Testing, Standards, and Reliability Claims
Join Kirk and Fred as they discuss what it means when a manufacturer gives a certain specifications of environmental stress conditions. In some situations of a product environmental stress conditions may result in failures due to a latent failure mechanism such as corrosion.
- Manufacturers environmental stress specifications many times are a single event specification and latent damage may cause a failure long after the stress event
- Marketing departments may promote the product capability of robustness in the media, but this may not be a complete picture of long term reliability after a stress event.
- Measuring the expected use stress conditions is a good practice to make a relative measurement of the needed stress-strength reliability margin
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