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Reliability, Maintainability and Risk, 9th Edition by David J. Smith

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Chapter 23

A Case Study: The Datamet Project

Abstract

This is a practical case study which enables readers to practice some of the quantification techniques explained throughout the book.

This chapter is a revised case study that has been used by the author on reliability courses for over twenty-five years. It is not intended to represent any actual company or product.
The section entitled ‘Syndicate Study’ suggests a number of areas for thought and discussion. When discussing the contract clauses, two syndicates can assume the two roles of producer and customer, respectively. After separate discussion, the two syndicates can renegotiate the contract under the guidance of a course tutor. This approach has proved both stimulating and effective. ...

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