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Estimating Mean Time Between Maintenance (MTBM) Using BlockSim

Maintenance includes all activities necessary to maintain the system in good condition. The Mean Time Between Maintenance (MTBM) estimate is necessary for designing a planned general scheme for maintenance and support of systems/subsystems in the operational environment. In this article, we perform a simple example using BlockSim 8 to show how a maintenance action that brings a block/component down can affect the entire system.


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Effective FMEA Video Release

Carl Carlson, a leading authority in the practice of Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA), has teamed up with ReliaSoft to release an educational video that highlights key components of his popular book. Effective FMEAs: Achieving Safe, Reliable, and Economical Products and Processes using Failure Mode and Effects Analysis. This overview covers the "Four Success Factors" in effective FMEA implementation. You can watch the entire video on Click here to watch example videos on


ARS, Asia Pacific Program Announced

The 2013 program matrix for the Applied Reliability Symposium - Asia Pacific, scheduled to take place in Singapore in October, has just been released. You can review the variety of scheduled presentations from industry experts at


Recognizing New CRP Recipients

Congratulations to the most recent Certified Reliability Professional graduates! Mr. Klaus Kangas and Mr. Michal Karolak were awarded this certification at the 2013 Applied Reliability Symposium - Europe in Berlin. To achieve certification, candidates must complete a series of training courses focused on important Reliability Engineering topics, successfully apply the learned body of knowledge in the workplace and publicly present this expertise in an industry conference or journal.


Congratulations to the 2013 ARS Europe Excellent Presentation Award Winners!

We are pleased to announce the recipients of the Excellent Presentation Awards from the Applied Reliability Symposium - Europe in Berlin last month. The award winners were selected based on votes cast by Symposium attendees.

  • 1st Place (Gold) - Ronald Schop from Holland Innovative BV for his presentation on "Practical Application of Crow-AMSSA Analysis Rig Test – Field Test – Field Prediction"
  • 2nd Place (Silver) - Andy Holton from HOLTON for his presentation on "The Facts About HALT: Essential Knowledge to Maximize Your Benefits and Avoid the Dangers"
  • 3rd Place (Bronze) - Laura Frisk from Tampere University of Technology for her presentation on "Development of Accelerated Life Testing Methods for Applications with Polymer Materials"

This year's event had many engineers from various industries present on practical and engaging topics. A big thank you to all of our presenters and congratulations to the award winners!

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