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The Safety Critical Systems Handbook, 4th Edition by Kenneth L. Simpson, David J. Smith

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Chapter 6

Failure Rate and Mode Data

Abstract

This chapter describes the process involved in failure rate and mode data collections. Various data collections and sources of data, along with ranges and levels of data are briefly discussed herein.

Keywords

Accuracy; Anecdotal data; Data collection; Data sources; Failure mode data; Failure rate
 
In order to quantify reliability models it is necessary to obtain failure rate and failure mode data.

6.1. Data Accuracy

There are many collections of failure rate data compiled by defense, telecommunications, process industries, oil and gas, and other organizations. Some are published Data Handbooks such as:
US MIL HANDBOOK 217 (Electronics)
CNET (French PTT) Data
HRD (Electronics, British Telecom)
RADC Non-Electronic ...

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