System Failure Rate

Reliability Engineering Terms – Root Cause Analysis (RCA)

February 8th, 2022

Reliability Engineering Terms – Root Cause Analysis
What is Root Cause Analysis?
Root cause analysis (RCA) is a class of problem-solving methods aimed at identifying and eliminating the root cause of failures.  The root cause of a failure mode is defined as the lowest-level condition (people, process, software, material, documentation or requirements) that is responsible for causing…  Read More

Root Cause Analysis (RCA) Resources

February 8th, 2022

Root Cause Analysis Resources
Root Cause Analysis Training
Reliability Growth through Robust Design and Test
This three-day course provides a complete overview of the reliability growth process associated with robust design and test techniques. It defines the basic concepts of reliability growth and illustrates how these concepts can be most effectively applied using a variety of design and…  Read More

Calculating an Average Infant Mortality Factor Over a Given Service Life Using the 217Plus™ Methodology

September 28th, 2021

Infant mortality is a term that is often used to describe early-life failures – that is, failures that occur due to premature excitation of failure mechanisms.  Such failures are typically due to inferior material (e.g., parts used in the manufacturing process that are out of tolerance), poor workmanship due to inadequate skills being used in…  Read More