exida Recorded Webinars

Comparing Mechanical Failure Rates

Recording Date: May 2015

This webinar will discuss:

  • IEC 61508 and how it includes mechanical devices
  • How exida failure rates compare with those noted in industry databases and field studies
  • The different ways to get failure data, and explanation of each option
  • What are realistic failure rates for mechanical devices

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About the Presenter:

Loren Stewart, CFSE

Loren Stewart Loren Stewart graduated from Virginia Tech with a BSME. She has over 10 years of professional experience. She currently works for exida consulting as a safety engineer, focusing on the mechanical aspects of their customers. Along with assessing the safety of products and creating FMEDAs and reports, she researches stiction and is creating a database for the 2H initiative according to IEC 61508.