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Reliability, maintainability and risk : practical methods for engineers

Author: David J Smith
Publisher: Oxford ; Boston : Butterworth Heinemann, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 5th edView all editions and formats
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This revised edition takes into account current emphasis on risk assessment techniques and safety critical systems, as well as major incident legislation.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David J Smith
ISBN: 0750637528 9780750637527 0750608544 9780750608541
OCLC Number: 36842431
Description: xii, 319 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Understanding Reliability Parameters and Costs --
The history of reliability and safety technology --
Failure data --
Hazardous failures --
Reliability and risk prediction --
Achieving reliability and safety-integrity --
The RAMS-cycle --
Contractual pressures --
Understanding terms and jargon --
Defining failure and failure modes --
Failure Rate and Mean Time Between Failures --
Interrelationships of terms --
The Bathtub Distribution --
Down Time and Repair Time --
Availability --
Hazard and risk-related terms --
Choosing the appropriate parameter --
A cost-effective approach to quality, reliability and safety --
The cost of quality --
Reliability and cost --
Costs and safety --
Interpreting Failure Rates --
Realistic failure rates and prediction confidence --
Data accuracy --
Sources of data --
Data ranges --
Confidence limits of prediction --
Overall conclusions --
Interpreting data and demonstrating reliability --
The four cases --
Inference and confidence levels --
The Chi-square Test --
Double-sided confidence limits --
Summarizing the Chi-square Test --
Reliability demonstration --
Sequential testing --
Setting up demonstration tests --
Variable failure rates and probability plotting --
The Weibull Distribution --
Using the Weibull Method --
More complex cases of the Weibull Distribution --
Continuous processes --
Predicting Reliability and Risk --
Essential reliability theory --
Why predict RAMS? --
Probability theory --
Reliability of series systems --
Redundancy rules --
General features of redundancy.
Responsibility: David J. Smith.

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