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Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF)

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Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) - definitions

Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) - The average time interval between failures for repairable product for a defined unit of measure; for example, operating hours, cycles and miles.

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Source: American Society for Quality, 04 October 2010 07:42:01, http://www.asq.org/glossary/ External


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MTBF - Mean time between failures. An average time between machinery breakdowns. If the MTBF decreases, root cause analysis must be carried out to bring the MTBF # to a high, meaning long times between failures. PM, TQM, JIT, better controls are all tools to make MTBF higher.

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Source: iSixSigma, 04 February 2011 08:31:50, http://www.isixsigma.com/index.php?option=com_glossary External


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