RELIABILITY AND SERVICEABILITY (MTBF & MTTR)
Reliability is a feature that is designed and integrated into every piece of equipment that carries the Nova Electric name. This is accomplished by utilizing state of the art circuitry which substantially reduces the total number of components (especially heat producing components.) The result is greater efficiency, high reliability and low cost.
Nova Galaxy-Series products have a typical MTBF of 30,000 Hours, as per MIL-HDBK-217. In fact, a study of installed units has indicated an MTBF of over 100,000 hours! MTBF figures are based upon ground fixed normal 25-degree ambient temperature and proper and preventive maintenance.
The MTTR for all items offered is approximately 30 minutes. This is published on the data sheets for the offered items. Part of the maintenance and repair philosophy of the units is to use the BIT equipment to aid in fault isolation. The MTTR value specified is based upon proper training of local maintenance technicians and engineers.
Long before ISO 9000 became a quality buzzword, Nova Electric’s configuration controls, process controls, and ESD controls were approved by customers from both the government (military) and industry. Nova Electric’s commercial (COTS) products benefit from the same quality systems originally developed for our military customers.
MILITARY AND RUGGED COMMERCIAL (COTS) DESIGNS
All of Nova Electric’s products feature robust build quality and rugged designs. They are suitable for demanding military, industrial, and commercial applications. Most products can be equipped to meet MIL-STD-461, MIL-STD-810, MIL-S-901, MIL-STD-167, MIL-STD-1399, MIL-STD-1472, and other important specifications as required. Please consult the factory about your specific application.
GOVERNMENT QUALITY ASSURANCE
Our Quality Assurance Department will be glad to work with the designated Government Quality Assurance Representative (GQAR) on government or military projects.
As is usually required for most applications, we certify that there is no asbestos material or mercury in our rugged AC Power Sources. MSDSs are available from the factory for batteries used in our UPS Systems.