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Musings on Reliability and Maintenance Topics

Short essays and thoughts (musings) on reliability and maintenance engineering topics.

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The home of this blog has moved to Accendo Reliability. A reliability engineering professional development hub I’m developing. The set of articles in the Musings series for the core of the articles section of the site.

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And, here are a few of the most recent articles in brief. Please click though to view the entire article.

  • The Case of Drones May 25, 2017
    Reliable and Safe Product Design Using Reliability Engineering Techniques: The Case of Drones Guest post by Dr. Amir Segal & Yizhak Bot of BQR Introduction Reliability engineers are equipped with an a …
  • Soft Skills For Reliability Engineers May 18, 2017
    The Hard Part is often Soft Skills There are many paths to becoming a reliability engineer. If you are good with statistics, enjoy the detective work of failure analysis, or simply want to create a du …
  • Guest Post: Why Soft Skills Are the Hardest Skills to Acquire May 4, 2017
    Why Soft Skills Are the Hardest Skills to Acquire A Guest Post by Kay Sandberg, Christopher Harding, and Will Wilkinson of Luminary Communications Remember that first time you were asked to step into …
  • Using rain-flow counting methods for process wear out studies April 27, 2017
    Using rain-flow counting methods for process wear out studies Guest Post Prepared by Eugene Danneman, Wind Wear LLC Introduction Analyzing and visualizing data that is related to equipment wear-out (f …
  • The Perfect Strength and Stress Concepts April 13, 2017
    Perfect Strength and Perfect Stress Concepts as Thought Experiments Recently Peter Stuttard asked if I knew of a reference for the perfect strength and perfect stress concepts. I didn’t and asked for …
  • The Need to Improve the Reliability Narrative April 6, 2017
    Little Compromises and Future Costs In a recent Seth Godin blog, Counting beans he talks about the eventual costs of little compromises. The immediate benefit may be celebration worthy, yet But overlo …
  • Interviewing for Reliability Position with Senior Managers March 30, 2017
    Preparing for an Interview with Senior Managers for a Reliability Engineering Position Organizations around the world are recognizing the value of reliability engineering. Or, they are realizing that …
  • Use and Environmental Profiles March 16, 2017
    Use / Environmental profiles Did you know that hot air doesn’t rise when there is no or very little gravity? The electronics used to steer an oil exploration drill head 5 miles deep in the earth exper …
  • The Environmental and Use Manual March 9, 2017
    Environmental and Use Manual How well can you describe the use conditions your product will experience? How well do you need to know the use conditions? For some situations, the environment for your p …
  • Asking Questions is Reliability Engineering February 23, 2017
    Asking Questions is Reliability Engineering Finding solutions is reliability engineering, too. Have you noticed that finding solutions often requires just the right question, the proper framing of the …