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Forum: Reliability & Maintainability Questions and Answers
Topic: Reliability & Maintainability Questions and Answers
Topic Posted by: Reliability & Maintainability Forum
Organization: System Reliability Center
Date Posted: Mon Aug 31 12:47:36 US/Eastern 1998
Posted by: Joel Mandel
Date posted: Sun Feb 14 2:14:33 US/Eastern 1999
Subject: Commercial components vrs industrial
Recently I have been hearing there is no difference between commercial component production lines and industrial
component production the only difference is the testing at the end of the line. Is thia true ?if so what risk is it to use a commercial componet for industrial temperatures?
Subject: Com. Vs. Industrial Components
Reply Posted by: Mark Mobley
)Baler Hughes Inteq
Date Posted: Tue Mar 23 11:33:33 US/Eastern 1999
It does not matter if the part is classified as "military", "industrial", or commercial, they all come off the same fabrication line. The difference: They are tested and qualirfied to those ratings (i.e. the IC). Packaging may differ. Some plastic parts made today are far superior to their military/aerospace counterparts built in the 70s and 80s. I work in an atmosphere where our designs need to operate at 200C and have found some commercial parts to work very well at 200C, even as high as 220C.