Reliability Analysis

Reliability analysis is a fundamental tool for understanding product and system lifetimes. It can lead to improved understanding of product reliability and failure modes, and gives manufacturers a method to inform appropriate warranty periods.

Typical Reliability Analysis projects:

  • A pump manufacturing company found that nearly 99% of pumps lasted beyond 100 hours usage before they experienced a first time failure - this allowed an appropriate warranty period to be set
  • A car manufacturing organisation found that on average a new model of car experienced four main forms of major failure during its first ten years of life
  • An electronics company found that only 5% of one particular component lasted beyond 500 hours of customer usage

Reliability Analysis can be used to answer questions such as:

  • What are the key causes of failure in our products and systems?
  • How can we estimate the lifetime characteristics of our products and systems?
  • How can we establish an appropriate warranty period?

The course content includes first-time failure rates, terminal failure rates, non-repairable devices, repairable systems, test plans and the Weibull distribution.

Both our standard and bespoke courses are suitable for those with no prior knowledge of Reliability Analysis or for those who require a refresher programme.

For further details contact ISRU.


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