Reliability engineering helps organizations quantify product quality by adding the dimension of time to the quality equation.
Analysts insist that reliability engineering is about more than knowing whether a product can perform its intended function at the moment of purchase. Instead, reliability engineering focuses on making sure that the product works without major malfunctions under normal conditions for as long as possible.
Reliability engineering is an engineering discipline for applying scientific know-how to a component, product, plant, or process in order to ensure that it performs its intended function, without failure, for the required time duration in a specified environment.
Reliability engineering deals with the prediction, prevention and management of high levels of “lifetime” engineering uncertainty and risks of failure. Although stochastic parameters define and affect reliability, reliability is not only achieved by mathematics and statistics.
The objectives of reliability engineering include:
- To apply engineering knowledge and specialist techniques to prevent or to reduce the likelihood or frequency of failures.
- To identify and correct the causes of failures that do occur despite the efforts to prevent them.
- To determine ways of coping with failures that do occur, if their causes have not been corrected.
- To apply methods for estimating the likely reliability of new designs, and for analyzing reliability data.
Using a reliability engineering approach has many benefits for organizations, such as an increase in production. Using reliability engineering techniques can minimize the time and resource impact of run-in or burn-in operations. This helps to eliminate or minimize the time we reduce inventory carrying costs, tooling costs, and energy requirements.
Reliability engineering can also reduce unanticipated failures, which cost time for customers and reduced profit for companies.
Want to learn more? Tonex offers a large selection of Reliability Engineering Training courses –training that benefits most engineering specializations including mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and applied statistics.
Additionally, these courses are excellent for product managers, project managers and production supervisors or anyone else who wants to learn the foundation of reliability engineering through hands-on activities and directed classroom discussion.
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