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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: Laewon Kim
Date posted: Tue Oct 29 23:17:08 US/Eastern 2002
Subject: Maintenance Man-hours
I want to get standards or reference which have data about elasped man-hours or time for each maintenance task implementation. Here maintenance tasks refer to visual inspection, replenishment/replacement of consumable parts, condition check, function test with power on, and etc. Those about railway rolling stock will be better.
Subject: Maintainability Standard Times
Reply Posted by: bwd
Date Posted: Wed Oct 30 15:14:14 US/Eastern 2002
I would suggest that you use the information contained in the old Maintainability Prediction Handbook MIL-HDBK472. Some standardized time intervals for common actions are included in the revised handbook dated 1984. These times are not railroad specific. For railroad information I would suggest that you contact a railroad company to ask for repair records. You could also consult with the book "The Railroad, what it is, what it does" by John H. Armstrong, Simmons-Boardman Books, Inc., ISBN 0-911382-04-6.