How to Best Use Standards
Carl and Fred discussing the proper role of standards in reliability programs: what makes for good standards, what makes for poor standards, and how to know the difference.
Join Carl and Fred as they discuss the topic of engineering and quality standards.
- Elements of good and bad standards
- When to use selected standards
- When to avoid selected
- Know the limitations of standards
- Difference between a standard and a body of knowledge
- Limitation of “one size fits all”
- ANSI standards
- How to use a standard
- Meeting standards may be necessary but not sufficient
- Understand the science behind standards
- Don’t use standards in a rote manner
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SOR 558 How to Best Use StandardsCarl Carlson
Martin Henriksen says
I am so happy that I found the Accendo web site and all the great podcasts. Something that I have been looking for. Your topics are on the spot.
I agree about your views on standards. A group of people have come to an agreement on some numbers to pick from and also agreed that no power should be applied possibly because that would be to difficult and potentially to costly.
When you described the situation with the company with the product that could be wet and they would ask for a standard that would just give them the correct answer – I smiled. Been there…many times.
Sub-suppliers that are fairly new to do a lot of testing often likes to have some standard test requirements and for setting the severity for using the standards like the IEC 60068- Environment testing series when dealing with mechatronic products, I have often used the procedure from Nordtest as inspiration and from there, one can tweak the severity.
It is an old one and free to download at:
Some “standards” for you to discuss could be:
IPC 9592A HALT & HASS
IEC62506 Methods for Product Accelerated Testing
GEIA-STD-0009A Reliability Program Standard for Systems Design, …
Could they be used toward sub suppliers as a requirement to make them start thinking about reliability? or are there other and better ways for that?
Maybe a topic: Best ways to get your sub-suppliers to do some Reliability engineering.
Thanks for all the good podcasts.
Best regards /Martin, Reliability Engineer.