Should I Use TTF or TBF Calculations?
Kirk and Fred discussing comments we have received throughout the history of “Speaking of Reliability”. In this podcast we discuss one of the questions “should I calculate an average MTTR or MTBF ? “. We review the reasons that calculating an average time to or between failures does little to help make more reliable systems.
Join Kirk and Fred as they discuss the continued reliance and belief that failure averages are not the best approach to reliability improvement and can be misleading.
- What are the reasons one would want to calculate averages of failures and what is it that they are trying to achieve.
- How some ignore warning signs of wear out failure due to loss of income for capital hardware (truck brakes squealing)
- How much margin, such as the point of warning (squealing brakes) to ultimate failure (loss of braking) is an unknown factor and risk.
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