QSI’s 217Plus™ video training program is designed to introduce reliability engineers to the Reliability Information Analysis Center (RIAC) software implementation of the 217Plus™ methodology for system reliability assessment. The 217Plus™ methodology was developed by Quanterion Solutions, and represents the latest approach being used by the government and industry as an alternative to MIL-HDBK-217F Notice 2 “Reliability Prediction of Electronic Equipment”, which has not been updated since 1995.
The component failure rate models of 217Plus™ are not simply updated MIL-HDBK-217 models; they are more accurate because they account for the impact of environmental operating, nonoperating and cycling, stresses on reliability. The RIAC 217Plus™ software tool also includes the RIAC Non-electronic Part Reliability Data(NPRD) and Electronic Part Reliability Data (EPRD) databases to account for non-modeled components. The Process Grade Factors(PGFs) and software reliability prediction model within 217Plus™ account for the effects of all non-inherent root failure cause catergories not covered by MIL-HDBK-217 and its progeny on overall system reliability. The methodology also allows users to combine its models with their own test/field experience data using a basic Bayesian-type approach.
This video series consists of 1 video that runs approximately 2 hours and 46 minutes and covers the following topics:
- A history and overview of the 217Plus™ methodology
- A review and explanation of terms, and component and system models used in 217Plus™ analysis
- How to navigate the RIAC 217Plus™ software tool
- How to build and configure systems, input environmental data, and generate/interpret a variety of useful reports
- A detailed explanation of the Process Grade Factors and a discussion of their application
- How to import an existing Bill of Material (BOM) or system configuration