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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

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Posted by: Glen Hanington ( )
Organization:Littlefeet, Inc.
Date posted: Tue Feb 13 19:04:15 US/Eastern 2001
Subject: Component Reliability Database
Since we are a relatively new company and have not gone into production with our product yet, I want to develop a component reliability database which will track system operational hours, failures, failure rates, etc., which I can then use to generate more accurate product reliability predictions. I have 2 questions: 1) Is there a canned program that I can buy which will do this for me, or will I have to generate this myself. 2) Once I establish this database, would anyone else be interested in this information?


Subject: Component Reliability Data Base
Reply Posted by: Donald Dylis ( )
Organization: Reliability Analysis Center
Date Posted: Wed Feb 21 11:32:43 US/Eastern 2001
A couple of programs that offer failure collection and reporting capabilities are listed in the RAC web site on the following page: I can not provide a recommendation of either tool as I have not used them. The RAC is also considering the development of a database tool that would allow a user track failure data for his organization. We intend to provide the tool at no charge to our customers as long as they are willing to supply data that is integrated into this database to the RAC on a regular basis. I anticipate that the release of the RAC Database Tool will be released in the next few months. If this is of interest, please let me know. Also, let me know if you have any suggestions as to features that you would like to see in such a tool. We would be interested in any data that you are able to provide to the RAC. The RAC has extensive databases on electronic and mechanical components and are always searching for new sources of data for these database. When necessary we can establish agreements to keep specific data or data elements proprietary. Please contact me with any questions you may have.


Subject: Reliability DataBase Software
Reply Posted by: Vincent Brindejonc ( )
Organization: Ligeron Institut
Date Posted: Fri Feb 23 6:24:11 US/Eastern 2001
Dear Sir, I know that what you ask is possible with CARE (see, I think that it is also possible with Faulttree (see and with IQ-RM (see but the two last possibilities need confirmation. You can contact me for any other questions. Sincerely Yours Dr. V. Brindejonc Software Show Room Ligeron Institut Management and Risk control Tel : +33 1 69 35 52 61 Fax : +33 1 69 35 58 70

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