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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: JM Cloarec ( )
Date posted: Tue Oct 28 22:57:59 US/Eastern 2003
Subject: MTBF assignment
Can we estimate a MTBF target like that : reliability performance system is any failure should occur less than once per year. As the system is used 18h per day, the MTBF must be equal or greater to 6,570 h i.e (8,760 / 24) * 18.

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Subject: MTBF chi square
Reply Posted by: JM Cloarec ( )IREG
Date Posted: Tue Nov 4 23:25:59 US/Eastern 2003
Are you sure of your calculation? Using the Chi-square it gives me CHI(0.1, 4)/(2*8760)= 16,528 hours. Your calculation giving 2,250 hours is for 10% confidence level and not 90%. Am I wrong ????

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