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No one disputes the need for engineered products to be reliable. In your organization you probably can think of many examples were unreliability leads to unforeseen costs, or maybe you suffer from high costs of failure under warranty.

Reliability (and very often also availability, maintainability and safety) is a critical parameter of most modern engineered products. To minimize costs and generate reliable products ImProvia uses reliability engineering according to the following objectives:

  1. To apply engineering knowledge and specialist techniques to prevent or to reduce the likelihood or frequency of failures.
  2. To identify and correct the causes of failures that does occur, despite the efforts to prevent them.
  3. To determine the way of coping with failures that does occur, if their causes have not yet been corrected.
  4. To apply methods for estimating the likely reliability of new designs, and for analyzing reliability data.

Our reliability specialists all have a long background in design, manufacturing, maintenance and operation, so they easily understand how a product works, the ways in which products fail and the effects of failure. Together with your knowledge this is essential to be able to lower the costs of unreliability.

Some of the “tools” ImProvia uses to increase the reliability are:

  • Common sense and practical experience
  • Integrated design and engineering
  • Systems Engineering
  • Analytic Trouble Shooting (ATS)
  • Problem Solving Decision Making (PSDM)
  • Probabilistic reliability by using statistical methods (e.g. failure rate, MTBF, MTTF)
  • Failure Mode, Effect and Criticality Analysis (FMECA)
  • Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM)
  • Fault Tree Analysis (FTA)
  • Event Tree Analysis (ETA)