Lifetime Extension Management Resources
Data and Tools
The QuART software series represents the fourth generation of the highly popular “Reliability Toolkit” series of RMQ engineering aids originated in 1988 by Quanterion personnel while working at the Rome Laboratory (formerly Rome Air Development Center). Learn more.
This 2011 release features more than two dozen new or improved tools over QuART PRO. QuART ER updates more than 10 tools and adds more than 15 new tools to the tool set available in QuART PRO, including the “Ask a Quanterion Expert” function that allows users to direct their reliability questions to an ASQ-certified reliability expert at Quanterion. Learn more.
The System Reliability Toolkit provides technical guidance in all aspects of system reliability, addressing both software reliability and human factors to better reflect the changing requirements of defense community. Learn more.
The Influence of Reliability, Maintainability, Quality, Supportability and Interoperability on System Affordability
This publication, reflecting the specific mission of the Reliability Information Analysis Center (RIAC), discusses how the effective application of Reliability, Maintainability, Quality, Supportability and Interoperability (RMQSI) tools and processes will ensure that essential warfighting capabilities are delivered that meet system suitability requirements at the most affordable cost. The publication describes how each of the RMQSI disciplines impacts the overall affordability of a system during the evolving phases of its life cycle. Learn more.
The Warranty Calculator was developed to provide automated calculations and comparisons for ten different warranty types in common use. The tool also includes data, information and references that provide further guidance for over 30 additional warranty types. Strategic warranty planning can increase customer confidence, reduce operational costs and provide the opportunity to generate revenue. Effective warranties integrate reliability, maintainability, supportability, availability, and life-cycle costs to arrive at optimized solutions. Learn more and try the warranty calculator for free.
The objective of this report is to highlight the impact of long-term aging effects on parts, assemblies and equipment by investigating characteristics of aging as they impact specific material classes. Learn more.
The Supportability Toolkit was developed as a guide for government, government contractors, and commercial industry. It provides common sense, up-to-date information for planning and carrying out those activities needed to develop supportable system and products throughout the life cycle of an item. Limited supply. Learn more.
The “Reliability Toolkit: Commercial Practices Edition” helps both the commercial and military sectors deal with developing and manufacturing reliable products in today’s competitive markets. More than 80 topics, representing every aspect of a product’s reliability over its life cycle, have been well received by thousands of Toolkit owners to date. Learn more.
In simplest terms, an item fails when a stress to which it is subjected exceeds the corresponding strength. In this sense, strength can be viewed as “resistance to failure.” Good design practice is such that the strength is always greater than the expected stress. The safety factor “η” can be defined in terms of strength… Read More
Manufacturers are often faced with questions such as: How often will my system fail? How many spare parts should I stock? How confident am I that I will have enough spare parts? Read the article to learn more about answering these questions.