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Mean Time Between Unscheduled Removal (MTBUR) and Mean Time Between Distortions (MTBD) vs. Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF)

DSIAC was asked to provide some assessment on the general acceptance of using MTBUR and MTBD instead of MTBF, using “defect” instead of “failures.” DSIAC reached out to a reliability subject matter expert, who gave…

Failure Rates From Real World Motor Data

DSIAC received a request for assistance finding failure rates from real-life data for three-phase motors. This included any data on failure rates coinciding with each motor failure mode, specifically on AC and three-phase induction motors operating at <600…

Solid State Drive (SSD) Health Monitoring

DSIAC staff reviewed DTIC and open-source information related to self-monitoring, analysis, and reporting technology (S.M.A.R.T. or SMART) embedded in modern computer storage media devices and their control electronics. Additionally, SSD reliability information and software utilities…