1 June 2015 : Lean Reliability Engineering
"Lean Reliability Engineering" was presented at the 2015
International Applied Reliability
Symposium, Europe, held in Amsterdam, The
21-23 April 2015.
15 April 2015 : INCOSE SA Gauteng chapter meeting
presented a talk on "Reliability and stupidity:
common mistakes in reliability engineering" to the Gauteng chapter of INCOSE SA on 15 April 2015.
20 January 2015 : Reliability and stupidity: mistakes in reliability engineering and how avoid them
contributed as author of Chapter 2, "Reliability and stupidity:
mistakes in reliability engineering and how to avoid them" in a new
text book titled "Reliability Characterisation of Electrical and
Electronic Systems, edited by Jonathan Swingler, ISBN 9781782422211.
April 2012 : Silver Award presentation
The presentation "Why you
cannot predict electronic product
Barnard received the Silver Award
International Applied Reliability Symposium (ARS Europe 2012) held in
from 28-30 March 2012.
9 January 2012 : INCOSE Reliability
Engineering Working Group
The Charter of the Reliability Engineering Working Group
of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE)
has been approved, with Albertyn Barnard as Working Group Chair. http://www.incose.org/about/organization/ti.aspx.
15 November 2011 : Why you cannot predict electronic product reliability
"Why you cannot predict electronic product
reliability" has been accepted for presentation at the 2012
Applied Reliability Symposium, Europe to be held in Warsaw, Poland from
28-30 March 2012, http://www.arsymposium.org/europe/2012/2012eu_matrix.htm.
5 September 2011 : Practical HALT & HASS
training course on HALT & HASS is now available. The course, "Practical HALT
& HASS" starts with an introduction to reliability engineering to position HALT & HASS as
complementary reliability engineering tools applicable to the
development and production stages. Course
topics have been
selected to show not only “what” HALT & HASS are, but also "how”
to perform HALT & HASS. The course includes a "hands-on"
workshop where delegates will have the opportunity to perform a
practical HALT on an electronic product.
22 July 2011 : Ten things you should know about HALT & HASS
"Ten things you should know about HALT
& HASS" has been accepted for presentation at the 57th Annual Reliability
and Maintainability Symposium (RAMS) to be held in Nevada, USA from
23-26 January 2012.
26 October 2010 : Ten things you should know about HALT & HASS
things you should know about HALT & HASS" has been
accepted for presentation at the 2011 International
Applied Reliability Symposium, Europe to be held in Amsterdam, The
Netherlands from 23-25 March 2011, http://www.arsymposium.org/europe/2011/2011eu_matrix.htm.
29 August 2008 : HALT
The first commercial HALT
HASS test laboratory in South
opened on 23 July 2008 by Dr Gregg Hobbs,
the inventor of HALT & HASS. The laboratory is
equipped with a
TC-2.5 Panther Time
& HASS Systems Corporation. The chamber has a 750 x 750 mm
shaker table, meaning that relatively products
can be tested, or several smaller items can be tested
supply their own test equipment
to monitor product functionality during
interested in performing HALT (or simply exploring the application of
HALT on their products), can contact
Albertyn Barnard for more
details. Companies are also welcome to arrange a site visit for their personnel
short lecture on HALT & HASS and demonstration of the