The Pitfalls of Using the MTBF Metric to Determine Reliability

Life Cycle Engineering

In this 3-minute, 5-second video, Bill Barto of Life Cycle Engineering discusses the pitfalls of relying solely on the mean time between failures (MTBF) metric. See examples of systems not exhibiting a constant failure rate, which is assumed with the MTBF metric, and learn what other things you should consider when making the decision of how to devote your resources.