Failure Probability Information Handbook
for System Components and Human Operators for use by Designers, Engineers and Analysts
Intended Audience: Designers, Reliability Engineers, and System Safety Analysts working with electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, and similar systems.
Purpose: This handbook contains a large database of failure probability data for system components and human operators of systems. Sources are identified for all data entries. Also included: guidance documents useful to engineers in arriving at, adjusting, and applying failure probability estimates. The database and guidance are assembled in this single source to support ease of reference use by designers, engineers, and analysts. Included are guidance papers on adjusting failure probability estimates for light duty (i.e., derated) cases, for high stress cases, use of Bayes theorem, and making failure estimates for systems and devices with failure-free operating records.