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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: Julien NICO
Organization:Aérazur, Zodiac Group, FRANCE
Date posted: Fri Apr 9 5:38:28 US/Eastern 1999
Subject: MTBF in different environment
Most of component MTBF that I get for my suppliers are expressed for aircraft application. I am working also on Helicopter application and I would like to convert MTBF that I already have by using a correct conversion factor.
In spring 1993 RAC newsletter, this question has been asked. Unfortunately, I don't have this newsletter and I can't find it on the RAC web site.
If someone can send me all correction factors, I will really appreciate.
Many thanks for your help.
Subject: Conversion Factors
Reply Posted by: Bruce Dudley
Organization: Reliability Analysis Center
Date Posted: Wed Apr 14 10:21:47 US/Eastern 1999
The "Relibility Toolkit: Commercial Practices Edition" has a series of conversion factors for changing component Mean-Time-Between-Failure (MTBF) to different environments. Rotory wing is included in the list. This "toolkit" and associated conversion factors can be obtained from the Reliability Analysis Center products catalog (see our web page).