British standard BS 5760

British standard BS 5760

780 Book reviews BRITISH STANDARD Publishers For over thirty years, : British Standards Institution, Sales Department, Linford Wood, MILTON KEYNE...

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Book reviews

BRITISH STANDARD Publishers

For over thirty years,

:

British Standards Institution, Sales Department, Linford Wood, MILTON KEYNES, M K I 4 6LE, England,

discussions

h e l d on w h a t i s m e a n t b y r e l i a b i l i t y . measure

it.

It i s , t h e r e f o r e ,

I n s t i t u t i o n G u i d e BS 5760, arguments

B S 5760

between the Services and industry have been

First

how to define

it a n d ,

s e c o n d l y , how to

g o o d t o s e e , in 1986, t h e p u b l i c a t i o n of B r i t i s h S t a n d a r d s

s u m m i n g up all the e x p e r i e n c e

and the discussions

and

which have been held over all these years.

T h e r e a r e t h r e e p a r t s to the S t a n d a r d : (1985)

PART 1 covering Guide to reliability and maintainability

(1981)

PART

Z covering Guide to the a s s e s s m e n t of reliability; and

(198Z)

PART

3 covering Guide to reliability practices : examples.

programme

management;

S o m e excellent charts are published, which act as a guide to the various factors which are involved in manufacturing high reliability items. The concept of life cycle costing introduced m a n y years ago is n o w developed into a reasonable m e a s u r a b l e practice.

E v e r y possible facet of reliability is n o w

covered in this British Standard and it f o r m s a tribute to the w o r k of all the n u m e r o u s G o m m i t t e e s w h o have sat for m a n y years arguing and evaluating reliability problems. It should be obtained and practiced by everyone w h o is engaged in manufacturing products of high reliability.

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