Economic considerations normally determine if product failure prevention is justified by a producing firm. Failures represent a gap between expectations and performance. Both involve measurement and standards technology which the NBS can provide. However, economic analysis should be used to determine the conditions under which failure prevention is desirable. Examples of economically desirable conditions for failure prevention are provided.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the 20th meeting of NBS Mechanical Failures Prevention Group, Gaithersburg, Maryland, May 8-10 1974.
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Bureau of Standards

    Technical Analysis Division
    Washington, DC  United States  20234
  • Authors:
    • Morgan, H E
  • Publication Date: 1976-4

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  • Accession Number: 00142536
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Spec. Pub 423 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 15 1976 12:00AM