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Does your company have a formal reliability program

Discussion in 'Reliability Analysis' started by QMSmaster, Mar 8, 2016.

  1. QMSmaster

    QMSmaster Active Member

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    Does anyone's company have a formal reliability engineering program? If you do, what does that group do?
     
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    Candi1024 Well-Known Member

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    We have a few reliability engineers. I have no idea what they do, lol!
     
  3. Andy Nichols

    Andy Nichols Moderator Staff Member

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    I worked for a Reliability Engineering group. Our job was to (independently) test products in as close to market conditions as was applicable to the design phase and report on failure modes etc. The data collected was massaged by some people who understood Weibull Analysis etc into MTBF/MTTF numbers so Field Service could engineer their field strategy. Simples!
     
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    No dedicated staff here :) just me, we do a full RAMS analysis for most rail products, with full in house tests to failure and subsequent analysis for MTBF data as well.
     
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    A TS certified manufacturing facility might be able to answer that question.
     
  6. QMSmaster

    QMSmaster Active Member

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    Did those of you who had program, how did you equate lab testing to the real world?
     
  7. Andy Nichols

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    At one point, our lab testing was "REAL WORLD". We brought in people who operated the product just like it would be in the market. The performance of the product was closely monitored and recorded.
     
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    QMSmaster what exactly are you looking for? Is it an organisational problem (e.g. whether it should be an independent group or place under R&D, Quality etc.) or is it meant to define what functions should form part of the group's responsibilities? If I know the problem may be I could share with you my own experience.
     

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