Forum: Reliability & Maintainability Questions and Answers

Topic: Reliability & Maintainability Questions and Answers

Topic Posted by: Reliability & Maintainability Forum (src_forum@alionscience.com )
Organization: System Reliability Center
Date Posted: Mon Aug 31 12:47:36 US/Eastern 1998

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Posted by: mark schofield (mschofield@wvintenltd.com )
Organization:W Vinten
Date posted: Fri Dec 15 4:54:10 US/Eastern 2000
Subject: Benefits of 883 grade components
Message:
MIL-STD-883 is a parts qualification and screening program. A fundamental requirement of any screening program is that its effectiveness is measured otherwise we don't know if we are actually doing useful work or simply destroying good product. Is there any data available that substantiates the benefits of the 883 screening process or has it simply become a means to an end: "We don't know what benefits it provides but we have to do it to meet the approval". Like many of us, I am stuck in the military spec versus commercial grade component trap and need to justify decisions made as to whether or not the components we select are fit for purpose.

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