Forum: Reliability & Maintainability Questions and Answers
Topic: Reliability & Maintainability Questions and AnswersTopic Posted by: Reliability & Maintainability Forum (email@example.com )
Organization: System Reliability Center
Date Posted: Mon Aug 31 12:47:36 US/Eastern 1998
Original Message:Posted by: Johnson Wood (firstname.lastname@example.org )
Date posted: Mon Jun 5 3:25:40 US/Eastern 2000
Subject: Reliability Data Source
There are two kinds of data source for component failure rates.One is 217 or other reliability prediction manual, another is the manufacturers' data. But I think they're quite different. The data in 217 are generated by statistics of field operation information.But failure rates provided by manufacturers are generally derived from reliability tests. During these tests, the components are not in an operating condition. So these data can not represent the components' reliability in operating condition. Am I right?