DESIGNING FOR MINIMAL MAINTENANCE EXPENSE: THE PRACTICAL APPLICATION OF RELIABILITY AND MAINTAINABILITY
This book helps designers of commercial and industrial hardware to improve the marketability of their products by reducing the user's ultimate cost of ownership. Maintenance expenses totaled over the useful life of a product will in many cases exceed the original purchase price. Savings in product maintenance costs can be translated into customer goodwill and reduced warranty expense. Lifetime maintenance costs are determined by four factors (1) Different ways a product can fail to perform; (2) Frequencies with which these different failures occur; (3) Nature of the repairs required; (4) Extent of routine servicing prescribed. Part I, Fundamentals: Reliability, Maintainability and Availability, explains sophisticated techniques evolved developing advanced-technology systems for military and space applications. The design analysis and maintenance planning described in Part II identify potential failures, minimize their occurrence and make maintenance simpler. The procedures also generate information needed for preparing repair and overhaul manuals. Part III serves as a reference for reliability and maintainability analysts and logistics planners, as well as a guide for designers. Methods for modeling complex systems and predicting their RMA (reliability/maintainability/ availability) attributes.
Marcel Dekker, Incorporated270 Madison Avenue
New York, NY United States 10016
- Moss, M A
- Publication Date: 1985
- Pagination: 165 p.
- TRT Terms: Design; Life cycle analysis; Life cycle costing; Maintainability; Maintenance management; Maintenance practices; Planning; Quality control; Reliability; Supply; Warranty
- Uncontrolled Terms: Availability; Design criteria; Warranties
- Subject Areas: Design; Finance; Maintenance and Preservation; Planning and Forecasting; Public Transportation;
- Accession Number: 00454946
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 31 1986 12:00AM