ROSS Terminology

Definitions

Terminology standards

  • IEC 60050: International Electrotechnical Vocabulary.
    This standard is available on this link.  For reliability engineering, Section 191 - Dependability and quality of service is the most relevant.
  • ISO/IEC 2382 (1997) - Vocabulary - Part 14: Reliability, maintainability and availability
  • ISO/IEC Guide 73 (2002) Risk management - Vocabulary - Guidelines for use in standards
  • SAE J1213/2 (1988) Glossary of Reliability Terminology Associated with Automotive Electronics

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Standardization Organizations

Some organizations that issue RAMS standards and guidelines are listed below. Information about standards and guidelines may be found on the organizations' homepages.

  • ISO - International Organization for Standardization
  • IEC - International Electrotechnical Commission
  • IEEE - Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers
  • SAE - Engineering Society for Advancing Mobility in Land, Sea, Air, and Space
  • CEN - European Committee for Standardization
  • CENELEC - European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization
  • ETSI - European Telecommunication Standards Institute
  • ANSI - American National Standards Institute
  • ASME - American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • API - American Petroleum Institute
  • NORSOK
  • Standard Norge - Standards Norway
  • BSI - British Standards
  • AFNOR - French Standards
  • DIN - German Standards
  • Standards Australia
  • NERC - North America Electric Reliability Council
  • NUREG - U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission