mean time to failure


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mean time to failure

[′mēn ′tīm tə ′fāl·yər]
(engineering)
A measure of reliability of a piece of equipment, giving the average time before the first failure.
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An indicator used to appreciate the influence of components on overall reliability is the sensitivity of the yearly mean time to failure, [T.
In table 1 we presented the yearly mean time to failure with two components: for each subsystem and for the overall CHP.
The yearly mean time to failure removed by repairs is higher for thermo-mechanical equipments, GCS, GTI
The yearly mean time to failure removed by manoeuvres is lower for electrical equipments, SEVEE
The yearly mean time to failure is the smallest for SEVC due to the high reservation of the equipment.
The sensitivity of the yearly mean time to failure for subsystems (GCS, GTI, SEVC) and for the overall CHP are presented in table 2 through 4.

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