Quality Control

An Elementary Guide To Reliability, Fifth Edition by G. Dummer, R. Winton, Mike Tooley BA; Advanced Technological

By G. Dummer, R. Winton, Mike Tooley BA; Advanced Technological and Higher National Certificates Kingston University

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Too much lighting can be caused by glare from 42 An Elementary Guide to Reliability highly polished or other reflecting surfaces, or from bright lights within the f i e ~ f f vision. Bright lights can be particularly tiring; windows fall into this category, ~ad positioning an operator directly facing a window when viewing a controlpanel should be avoided. The need for adequate lighting is obvious, but the-acCrual level and nature of the source must be related to the position and type of controls and indicators with which the operator is concerned, particularly operators who spend long hours at video display units (VDUs) and plan position indicators (PPIs).

To sum up. The critical moment in the operation of an equipment is when some decision is taken, and as a result some control is used. The reliability of the equipment is bound up with the decision the operator makes, the actual control he or she operates and how it is used, and these can all be affected by the operator's personal comfort and working conditions, in addition to his or her interpretation of a display, and the layout and design of controls. 1 8 Maintainability When an item of equipment or a machine fails, as it probably will sooner or later, since no design can be made absolutely reliable, it is important that it should be repaired quickly so as to become available for use again in the shortest possible time.

To illustrate this, the following chart has been produced which not only shows the various stages in design, development and production, but also the stages necessary in ancillary and reliability work. Even with computer designed equipment, with assembly by robots, similar complex work has to be carried out from the initial idea to the final filing of documents. Stages in design. development and production Anciliary work required (11 Reliability work required (3) 1 1 1 Initial idea Market research -+ Tentative requirement Design proposals Initial calculations -+ Literature review + Initial component choice + Tests and modifications -+ Component parts ordered + Development component parts ordered -+ Drawing office work started -+ I J Initial specification 1 Circuitdesign 1 Breadboard model 1 Design approval 1 Development model 1 Mechanick design 1 Layout of units and system design 1 t Estimate likely reliability requirement t Determine likely environments t Use ‘worst-case’ design t Select likely best component parts t Investigate redundancy t Estimate approx MTBF t Evaluate component art reliability t Establish ssible failre modes t Estimate E BF t Mechanical tests - Resonance tests - Bump tests t Best ergonomic layout tAdequate cooling t Good accessibility for maintenance t Best interconnection Further development models built - Full environmentaltests t Failure modes investigated t- 100 hour ‘burn-in’ Unit and sub-unit specifications written --+ Estimate MTBR v.

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