Why Do Some Still Use Parts Count Predictions?
Kirk and Fred discuss the continued use of prediction models in reliability engineering, such as MIL-HDBK 217F or any other models based on the 217 which is last revised in 1995.
Join Kirk and Fred as they discuss the use of reliability data or models based on components that was last updated 28 years ago and, to quote a prediction software vendor states “why this standard remains as one of the most widely used and accepted reliability prediction standards in use today.”
- Why prediction models can be valid and useful with mechanical systems that wear out, such as the mechanical components in a washing machine
- Why reliability prediction methods for electronics is a misleading approach that distracts from testing and actions that will find the weaknesses in a electronics assembly.
- Why beliefs in the validity and low cost of reliability prediction drive the continued use of failure prediction methods if engineers do make and effort to find and understand the root physical cause of failures.
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Here is the link to the US Army and CALCE document (in the public domain) “Reliability Prediction- Continued Reliance on a Misleading Approach”. Please distribute freely.
Here is a link to Kirk’s popular Accendo article “Why the Drain in the Bathtub Curve Matters” .
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