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Relyence 2018 Release 3 - New Features and Enhancements

Date: June 14, 2018


Relyence 2018 Release 3 introduces several new features and enhancements, particularly focusing on the Reliability Prediction and FMEA (Failure Mode and Effects Analysis) modules. This update aims to provide more robust tools for reliability analysis, reflecting Relyence's commitment to being the best-in-class solution for your reliability analysis needs.

New Features

  • 217Plus Reliability Prediction Standard:
    • Description: Adds support for the 217Plus™ prediction standard, developed by Quanterion Solutions, Inc., originally released as PRISM under Department of Defense contracts.
    • Benefits: Enhances reliability prediction by incorporating various factors such as operating profiles, cycling factors, and process grades.
  • Piece-Part FMECA:
    • Description: Extends failure mode analysis by including the criticality component, with a systematic breakdown of systems into component subassemblies and device levels.
    • Benefits: Provides a comprehensive, detailed, and organised analysis method, particularly when used in conjunction with Relyence's powerful Knowledge Bank™ capability.
  • FMD-2016 Library Integration:
    • Description: Incorporates data from the "Failure Mode/Mechanism Distributions – 2016" publication, which includes field failure mode and mechanism distribution data for various components.
    • Benefits: Offers an efficient way to start piece-part FMECAs by providing baseline failure modes and probabilities directly accessible in Relyence FMEA.
  • FRACAS Summation Calculation:
    • Description: Allows summation of any FRACAS-based data, such as repair costs, and integrates this data into the Relyence Dashboard.
    • Benefits: Enhances issue tracking and management by providing comprehensive metrics-based analysis, including failure rate, MTBF, MTTR, MTTF, repair time, and trend scores.

Enhancements and Improvements

  • Enhanced User Interface:
    • Description: Various improvements to the user interface for better usability and navigation.
    • Benefits: Provides a more intuitive and user-friendly experience, reducing the learning curve and increasing productivity.
  • Performance Improvements:
    • Description: Optimisations to enhance the performance of Relyence tools.
    • Benefits: Ensures faster processing times and smoother operation, particularly for complex analyses.


Relyence 2018 Release 3 introduces powerful new features and significant enhancements, reaffirming Relyence’s dedication to providing cutting-edge reliability analysis tools. With the addition of the 217Plus prediction standard, piece-part FMECA, FMD-2016 integration, and advanced FRACAS calculations, this release offers substantial benefits to engineering teams across various industries.

For more detailed information, you can read the full article on relyence.com here.

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