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: Cloarec (jean-marie.cloarec@ligeron.com )
Organization:Liigeron SA
Date posted: Mon Mar 10 9:15:08 US/Eastern 2003
Subject: MTBF and TBO
Message:
I need some explanation. I have a system whose TBO is 20000 hours. One guys find that the sytem MTBF = 18000h. So he would like to have a MTBF greater than TBO (he says that he don't want a failure at 18000 that need repair because it missed 2000hours to go to the TBO). I tried to explain him that there is no relation between MTBF and TBO. Have you some practical answer to explain this ? Thanks

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