This online video series aims to take some of the mystery out of common reliability terms, tools, techniques, and approaches. The series draws from Quanterion’s popular live instructor-led Introduction to Reliability training course “Reliability 101” that has been presented world-wide for more than ten years.

The series covers several reliability topics. Each video has a run time of approximately 1.5 hours, plus one more extensive topic, “Reliability Centered Maintenance,” which has 3.5 hours of content. The complete set of eight videos contains nearly 15 hours of instruction. A convenient navigation menu provides a means of repeating sections or skipping over previously viewed sections.

These videos are offered as a single seat subscription for unlimited viewing by a single user over a three-month period (six-months for the complete set of eight videos) and can be viewed on any internet-enabled device.


Reliability Terms and Distributions

Run Time: 1 hour 37 minutes


This module focuses on introducing the most common terms and probability distributions used in Reliability Engineering. The module lays the foundation for the other topics in the series by including:

  • Reliability Terminology
  • Availability Terms
  • Continuous and Discrete Distributions
  • Confidence bounds for common distributions

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Basic Reliability Modeling

Run Time: 1 hour 26 minutes


Reliability Modeling is the important process whereby designers describe the structure of the proposed design and use structure (and math model) to allocate reliability goals to individual elements and to continuously track the progress toward meeting the objective(s). This module introduces the basics of reliability modeling and while the exponential model is used in many of the examples, the conversation is kept broad enough to incorporate the use of other reliability distributions. Some of the concepts discussed include:

  • Probability Basics
  • Reliability Block Modeling
  • Simple Monte Carlo Methods
  • Introduction to State Based Models

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Reliability Prediction

Run Time: 1 hour 42 minutes


Reliability Prediction is the practice of estimating the product or system reliability for the purpose of tracking the progress toward meeting reliability objectives; the practice is useful in identifying areas that require improvement. This module covers both “empirical” handbook methods and “deterministic” physics of failure approaches to reliability prediction. Several common prediction data sources are reviewed and the differences between several of the models are also discussed. The topics include:

  • Prediction Metrics
  • Common Handbook Methods (MIL-HDBK-217F/Telcordia SR332/RIAC 217Plus)
  • Reliability Data Sources(Nonelectronic Parts Reliability Data (NPRD)/Electronic Parts Reliability Data (EPRD)/Handbook of Reliability Prediction Procedures for Mechanical Equipment (NSWC-11))
  • Physics of Failure Methods

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Failure Mode, Effects and Criticality Analysis (FMECA) and Fault Tree Analysis (FTA)

Run Time: 1 hour 49 minutes


FMECAs and FTAs are popular methods for determining the impact of failures on the product or system. This module focuses on these two popular approaches to system logic analysis. The discussion will begin with a discussion of the MIL-STD-1629 approach and then introduce the commercial IEC and SAE approaches to design FMECA’s. The FTA section focuses on the most popular basic symbols and high level prioritization techniques. The topics include:

  • Terms used in Failure Mode Effect Analysis
  • Criticality Analysis
  • Fault Tree Construction
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis

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Basic Reliability Testing

Run Time: 1 hour 51 minutes


Reliability Testing is an important activity in an overall reliability program approach that can serve a variety of purposes. This module discusses the several test approaches common in reliability engineering that can have different objectives. Benefits and common pitfalls are discussed for each. Reliability Growth Testing is not covered as it is discussed in a module of its own. Topics include:

  • Preparing for a Reliability Test
  • Accelerated Test Methods (ALT/HALT)
  • Environmental Stress Screening (ESS)
  • Reliability Qualification and Demonstration Testing (RDT/RQT)

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Introduction to Reliability Growth

Run Time: 1 hour 21 minutes


Reliability Growth is the use of various activities to eliminate failure modes for a design, often in the past considered limited to Reliability Growth Testing. This module aims at introducing the student to the concept of reliability growth going beyond testing. It seeks to explain which reliability practices contribute to reliability growth and which do not. It discusses reliability growth opportunities throughout the product lifecycle, and common reliability growth test models are also introduced. The topics include:

  • Concept and Misconceptions about Reliability Growth
  • The Reliability Growth Process
  • Growth Throughout the Lifecycle
  • Common Growth Test Procedures

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Life Data Trend and Weibull Analysis

Run Time: 1 hour 27 minutes


Reliability Analysis is a necessary means of using failure data to understand trends so that reliability can be improved to more effectively meet warranty budgets, mission readiness, and support cost limitations. This module is aimed at helping the student understand the limitations of various data sources, and the tools to determine if there are trends in their data that can be identified for corrective action. The topics include:

  • Sources of Reliability Data
  • Graphical Analysis
  • Trend Analysis
  • Basic Weibull Analysis

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Reliability Centered Maintenance

Run Time: 3 hours 36 minutes


Reliability-Centered Maintenance (RCM) is the practice of using the reliability characteristics of a product or system to optimize its maintenance plan. This module provides a detailed guide on the steps involved in most RCM programs. The course steps the user through the classical RCM process beginning from RCM preparation to sustainment activities. The topics include:

  • Terminology
  • RCM Planning
  • RCM Analysis
  • Implementation/Task Packaging
  • Sustainment

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Complete Set of Eight Videos

Run Time: 14 hours 45 minutes


The complete set of all eight videos includes:

  • Reliability Terms and Distributions
  • Basic Reliability Modeling
  • Reliability Prediction
  • Failure Mode Effect Criticality Analysis (FMECA) and Fault Tree Analysis (FTA)
  • Basic Reliability Testing
  • Introduction to Reliability Growth
  • Life Data Trend and Weibull Analysis
  • Reliability Centered Maintenance

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