MTBF and Maintenance

A guest article by Andrew Roland. In an earlier article, we looked at how MTBF alone can be misleading when selecting an item for use in a design. In this article, we’ll take a look at how the MTBF metric falls short as an input to maintenance planning.

There were three items in the referenced article, Item D, Item E, and Item F that we’ll consider. We already know each of their failure times are Weibull distributed with the following parameters and MTBF.

About Fred Schenkelberg

I am an experienced reliability engineering and management consultant with my firm FMS Reliability. My passion is working with teams to create cost-effective reliability programs that solve problems, create durable and reliable products, increase customer satisfaction, and reduce warranty costs.

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