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

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Appendix 4

General Failure Rates

This Appendix is an extract from a VERY EARLY version of the FARADIP.THREE data base. It is for general guidance only. Up-to-date figures are available, together with many more items, in FARADIP.THREE available from the author at david.smith@technis.org.uk.

The following table shows three columns of failure rate in failures per million hours. In compiling the FARADIP ranges /and modes, over 40 diverse sources have been consulted. FARADIP data is expressed as ranges. In general the lower figure in the range, used in a prediction, is likely to yield an assessment of the credible design objective reliability. That is the reliability which might reasonably be targeted after some field experience and a realistic reliability ...

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