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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: Bob Valerius ( )
Organization:Northrop-Grumman Oceanic Systems
Date posted: Wed May 26 10:44:42 US/Eastern 2004
Subject: Underwater Connector Failure Rates
Hi. I am looking for current failure data on underwater connectors. Do they typically follow an exponential or a Weibull distribution? Has there been any recent studies I can access? What are the current maintenance recomendations as well? Thanks!


Subject: Underwater connectors
Reply Posted by: bwd ( )
Organization: RAC
Date Posted: Wed Jun 9 15:13:57 US/Eastern 2004
The RAC database does not have any current or historical failure rate data for under water connectors. If corrosion is the primary failure mechanism for these components, then we should have a significant wear-out problem. This condition would not be exponential and Weibull functions should be considered for evaluation of the distribution.

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