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Daily Archives: 2-April-2016
I just had another meeting where folks thought that specifications for Annualized Failure Rate (AFR), failure rate (λ), and Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) were three different things – they are mathematically equivalent. I have given up writing the formulas down as a way to explain the concept. Maybe a graphic will illustrate the relationship better? I have tried this approach before – the most successful was about component temperatures. That graphic has saved me hours. Continue reading