May 27-28, 2010, Slovenia, Design for Reliability: Next Generation
High Reliability Reduces Maintenance Cost
Location: Iskratel – Ljubljanska 24a, 4000 Kranj, Slovenia
Reliability management and assessment.
What is the best way to establish a successful reliability team that is dynamic with cross functional skill sets? In addition, how do you assess the reliability capability of your organization? What should be the best course of action when a reliability culture is lacking?
Is there an ideal approach to reliability?
The old vs. New Approach. Traditional product reliability lends itself to be more of a back ended approach, less focused on the design and architecture, and more focused on measurement. However, just measuring the level of product reliability, doesn’t make it more reliable.
Reliability Predictions, what model to use?
In this session we will compare 5 MTBF prediction models used on a sample design. We will demonstrate usage according to various industries, libraries, complexity, temperature, environment and quality level.
The next generation of reliability improvement methods. We will explain how to detect reliability design errors, PCB analysis, Stress analysis and derating.
Eliminate risks in your reliability design and technology:
Wouldn’t it be ideal to evaluate the feasibility of your design at its earliest stages? Making the appropriate reliability design choices is the responsibility of the entire design team, including the reliability engineer.
SEU (Concept to Reality):
The latest failure phenomenon impacts lots of products in the field is the Single Event Upsets (SEU) that impacts product reliability
System Fault Management and the Role of FMEA:
Most organizations are not aware of system fault management (SFM). SFM is one of the key elements in any system design that will enable the design team to design robust products and reach their target availability
Is your product robust?
The big challenge always is how to validate that the product is robust and performs to reliability and fault management specification. The best way is to perform fault insertion testing and ensure the product perform as it was designed.
Why do you need redundancy? We will discuss reliability and redundancy models used in various industries, SIL Safety Integrity (IEC-61508) Level and FTA model.
The objective of the Practical Reliability & Maintenance – PRM symposium is to provide an opportunity for professionals in the area of Design for Reliability (DfR) and Design for Maintenance (DfM) to become familiar with the latest developments and practices of R&M design. The symposium will enable participants to examine different design and planning tools and learn how to apply them in real world environments. PRM provides an atmosphere for all professionals to network and share their experiences.
PRM takes another look at reliability and maintenance. What makes PRM unique compared to other conferences is the ability to take reliability/maintenance requirements and electronic/mechanical products design theories and put them into a set of design rules, which can be checked by a “Design Rules Checker”. You will learn what are the rules and how to create a solid R&M design plan. By inputting the (intended) design, the rules checker will check the design against the rules and identify design errors. All error types will be discussed from specification and functional errors to maintenance and sparing errors. In recognizing and eliminating these errors the product will achieve maximum reliability and minimum maintenance, as well as higher availability against lower cost.
There are discussions on how to handle technology changes and trends in your product reliability and maintenance design. It is important to address these challenges in a proactive manner rather than reactive. Is it enough to be concerned and focused on hard failures only? Should you rely only on failure rate prediction based on hard failures? You will hear approaches and techniques relating to reducing your product return and no trouble found failures.
Other discussions include how to create your product requirements. In general, any successful product starts with solid and clear requirements that are derived from the design.
Continuous measurement of product reliability through component and system modeling is not enough to make the product reliable. We will discuss techniques and tools that will enable you to build reliability, maintenance and availability in your design and be able to measure it.
Since companies no longer just sell hardware, warranties and maintenance related topics will be addressed. How should we view reliability, maintenance and availability from the customer’s point of view? What are the challenges? What are the commonalities between different industries in design for reliability and maintenance. Is your organization equipped to deal with these challenges?
Who Should Participate?
Reliability and maintenance engineers. hardware and software design engineers, quality engineers, reliability test engineers, spares, logistic and cost engineers. R&M program and project managers, maintenance & engineering managers and directors.