Evaluation of reactive chemical hazards can range from simple paper-based calculations to highly complex testing and modeling. This post is aimed to help you formulate a systematic strategy for evaluating reactive chemical hazards in your facility. I will divide the various approaches in three tiers – simple to complex.[Read more…]
Why HALT Won’t give you an MTBF
Any why you shouldn’t care.
With Mark Morelli’s permission here is a copy of his slides for the presentation “Why HALT Won’t Give You an MTBF and why you shouldn’t care.
Give it a look and enjoy.
Top 5 Popular NoMTBF Posts
Taking a week off away from the article writing so in the vain of summer reruns, providing a list to the top five posts from the NoMTBF site.
In no particular order:
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Enjoy these again or for the first time.
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“When you’re trying to create a career as a writer, a little delusional thinking goes a long way.” – Michael Lewis
Or when trying to eradicate MTBF – although I don’t think so.
Adding value to build your career
As a reliability engineer we work across the organization to bring a reliable product to market. The value of meeting the customers reliability expectations results in customer satisfactions, increased sales and in some cases premium pricing. We want a reliable product. Being a pivotal element in the process means you have provided value to the organization and to their customers. [Read more…]
Don’t think about things, just do them; don’t predict them, just make them. Ray Bradbury
5 Reliability Training Options
Just answered a question on where to find reliability engineering training on basics and statistics. There are plenty of options and below I’m listing just where to find the many, many options available to you. [Read more…]
Why The Drain in the Bathtub Curve Matters
Most reliability engineers are familiar with the life cycle bathtub curve, the shape of the hazard rate or risks of failure of a electronic product over time. A typical electronic’s life cycle bathtub curve is shown in figure 1. [Read more…]
Join the Linkedin Group
The Linkedin NoMTBF group is growing and while not very active does have an occasional interesting discussion. Join the discussion and maybe relate how you have raised awareness around the proper use of MTBF.