Most companies already practise reliability engineering within design, whether formally or informally. However, implementing a structured reliability programme can significantly improve your business. Through our DFR capabilities, we can help you reduce returns and warranty costs, enhance quality assurance and comply with latest standards.
We believe that performance and time to market is significantly improved by integrating reliability into product and process development from its earliest design stages, whether safety-critical industrial equipment or consumer items.
As a reliability consultancy, training organisation and channel partner for the leading ReliaSoft software, we can assist the creation, development and enhancement of structured Design for Reliability processes or undertake DFR tasks on behalf of clients.
Our capabilities include Failure Modes Effects (Criticality) Analysis (FMEA/FMECA) facilitation, life data analysis (Weibull), MTBF studies, Accelerated Life Testing (ALT), warranty analysis, system-level analysis with Fault Tree Analysis (FTA) and Reliability Block Diagrams (RBDs) and reliability growth prediction. Overview of DFR Tools >>
We support many FMEA industry standards, including SAE J1739, IEC 60812, MIL-STD-1629A and ISO 14971, using ReliaSoft Xfmea, We can also use our in-house Design Simulation capabilities to help predict, understand and resolve failure modes.
For standard-based reliability assessments, we are highly familiar with MIL-HDBK-217F, Bellcore/Telecordia & FIDES in addition to other standards such as MIL-M-38510, NPRD-95 and EPRD-97.
To help acquire and manage reliability, quality, safety and risk management data from multiple locations, we have implemented ReliaSoft-based FRACAS / DRACAS web-based systems within client sites that integrate seamlessly with their DFR tools.
Design for Reliability improvement strategies often combine services and mentoring with investment in appropriate modules within the ReliaSoft DFR product suite. We typically start with a Reliability Gap Analysis to identify a client’s current DFR methodology and identify any weaknesses or opportunities for enhancement.
Our 1 day introductory training sessions are also popular to increase understanding of the terminology, concepts and methods within reliability engineering.
For clients without the short-term capacity to develop an in-house reliability engineering capability, we can look after the entire reliability project including on-site secondments as appropriate. Recent examples include:
Standards based prediction using MIL-HDBK-217F for satellite components and military runway landing lights
Reliability Gap Analysis, Life Data Analysis and Design for Reliability review for LED lighting
Fault Tree Analysis (FTA) on automotive active roll control system
Design FMEA, parts count prediction and Accelerated Life Testing (ALT) on LED based train signalling system
Life Data Analysis of of high performance air flow sensors for wind turbines
Reliability support for incorporating API RP 17N standard within subsea production
FMECA and standard based reliability predictions for aircraft control system
Weibull Analysis on an articulated dump truck
Risk population studies on casting components
Root Cause Analysis (RCA), gap analysis, training & implementation support for haemodialysis equipment
Design for Reliability assessments and warranty predictions for domestic heating boilers
Training to improve the efficiency of ‘burn in’ activities within electronic components and systems
I was delighted to find new and efficient ways to use the software, I’ve already used for 6 months. It was definitely a good learning experience.
Quanta Fluid Solutions
Course pitched at just the right level. Demos maintain interest and workshops enforce understanding.
An excellent course, very knowledgeable and patient tutor.
I currently use Weibull++, BlockSim & Lambda Predict and am very pleased with the software. I have been an every day user of alternative suppliers’ reliability software and found ReliaSoft to be the most comprehensive and user friendly.
Seagate Systems UK
... certainly impressed with ReliaSoft products, having had chance to use Weibull++ for themselves, and shared in the analysis of their paper-clip exercise on ALTA PRO. BlockSim just did everything that they would expect.
University of Warwick
ReliaSoft is indeed an excellent software, I would like to be an ambassador and recommend it to more people …..I am also very, very satisfied with all your services
Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult (Narec)
Great to be shown the full applications in the software [Lambda Predict] and how they overlap.
The [ReliaSoft] Weibull++ software is a powerful, practical and easy to use package for life data analysis. Its graphical user interface enables new users to master this tool in a relatively short period of time. I recommend this tool in my organisation.
Reliability engineering is becoming ever more important, particularly with extended warranties. It was good working with a tutor who took the time to prepare training material from our own generated data. We will find the software particularly useful.
The course was very well structured and the content was very applicable without being overbearing. The tutor kept the group – which included a wide range of ages and experience levels – engaged at all times and put the information across very clearly. I would definitely recommend the course.
Presses Jacks & Hammers Ltd
Very knowledgeable on FMECA processes & reliability aspects.
Very useful [ReliaSoft] tools to conduct reliability analysis.
Outstanding software. I’ve been trying to force reliability methods into other software. It’s a relief to use a system specifically designed for reliability.
Cummins Turbo Technology
[ReliaSoft] BlockSim is very useful and of high quality.
Excellent [reliability] training, very expertly delivered... An excellent [reliability] course. A++