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Infrared Thermography As An Aid In Quantitative Reliability And Risk Analyses
Author(s): Angel Madrid
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Paper Abstract

An attempt is made to show how Infrared Thermography may effectively aid in yielding realistic assessments of both hardware and human reliability parameters, such as failure/ error rates, corresponding to working conditions actually sensitive to and/or reflected in the existing thermal environment, which usually are not explicitly and specifically accounted for in current quantitative reliability and risk analyses. An analysis, emphasizing first principles and measurable phenomena, is made conducive to characterize specific functional relationships between the relevant thermal patterns and those reliability parameters which may lead to the actual assessment of the latter. The application of this analysis to fault/failure mode diagnosis, and both preventive maintenance and risk analysis is also addressed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 October 1988
PDF: 21 pages
Proc. SPIE 0918, Applications of Infrared Technology, (3 October 1988);
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Angel Madrid, Consultant (Spain)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0918:
Applications of Infrared Technology
Thomas L. Williams, Editor(s)

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