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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: Michel Aubuchon ( )
Date posted: Thu Oct 28 16:19:29 US/Eastern 1999
Subject: reliability/MTBF figures
Can anyone recommend a good source of independent information regarding the reliability/MTBF figures that are available for Power Generating thermal plant assets?

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Subject: Reliability Info for Facilities
Reply Posted by: Tim McCormick ( )State of Michigan, DMB, Office of Property Services
Date Posted: Fri Aug 18 12:13:38 US/Eastern 2000
I am looking for good independent information regarding the reliability of office and laboratory facilities equipment(e.g. building envelope, HVAC, electrical distribution, etc.) My aim is to set standards for specifying/purchasing preferred products based on LIFE-CYCLE costs, not first costs. I'd like to see a "Consumers Report" style assessment of typical facilities equipment and components that rates brand against brand, for issues such as maintainability and reliability. An 11/99 posting at the Reliability Analysis Center's website mentioned PREP (Power Reliability Enhancement Program). "In this database, reliability figures of merit are developed for a number of equipments and sub-levels for power distribution systems, power generators and HVAC equipments. This database is controlled by the Army Special Mission Office at Fort Belvoir VA. The contact point is: Mr. Peyton Hale, Special Mission Office, Telephone 703-704-2761." Are there others?

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