Mean Time Before Failure

Mean time before failure [MTBF] is the average time between system failures during operation. In procurement terms, the shorter the mean time before failure, the more frequently the system will require planned or unplanned downtime. Consequently, a total cost perspective will often value solutions that offer longer mean times before failure as a proxy measure for quality. See also Total Cost of Ownership.

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