BS EN 60300-3-15:2009

BS EN 60300-3-15:2009

Dependability management. Application guide. Engineering of system dependability

Status : Current   Published : July 2010



BS EN 60300-3-15 provides guidance for an engineering system’s dependability. It describes a process for realization of system dependability through the system life cycle.

This standard is applicable to new system development and for enhancement of existing systems involving interactions of system functions consisting of hardware, software and human elements.

BS EN 60300-3-15 also applies to providers of sub-systems and suppliers of products that seek system information and criteria for system integration. Methods and tools are provided for system dependability assessment and verification of results for achievement of dependability objectives.

The four main aspects for engineering dependability concerning systems are addressed in terms of:

– Process
– Achievement
– Assessment
– Measurement.

BS EN 60300-3-15 forms part of the framework standards on system aspects of dependability to support BS EN 60300-1 and BS EN 60300-2 on dependability management.

Guidance on dependability engineering is provided for generic systems. It does not classify systems for special applications. The majority of systems in use are generally repairable throughout their life cycle operation for economic reasons and practical applications.

Contents of BS EN 60300-3-15:

1 Scope
2 Normative references
3 Terms and definitions
4 System dependability engineering and applications
4.1 Overview of system dependability engineering
4.2 System dependability attributes and performance characteristics
5 Managing system dependability
5.1 Dependability management
5.2 System dependability projects
5.3 Tailoring to meet project needs
5.4 Dependability assurance
6 Realization of system dependability
6.1 Process for engineering dependability into systems
6.1.1 Purpose of dependability process
6.1.2 System life cycle and processes
6.1.3 Process applications through the system life cycle
6.2 Achievement of system dependability
6.2.1 Purpose of system dependability achievements
6.2.2 Criteria for system dependability achievements
6.2.3 Methodology for system dependability achievements
6.2.4 Realization of system functions
6.2.5 Approaches to determine achievement of system dependability
6.2.6 Objective evidence of achievements
6.3 Assessment of system dependability
6.3.1 Purpose of system dependability assessments
6.3.2 Types of assessments
6.3.3 Methodology for system dependability assessments
6.3.4 Assessment value and implications
6.4 Measurement of system dependability
6.4.1 Purpose of system dependability measurements
6.4.2 Classification of system dependability measurements
6.4.3 Sources of measurements
6.4.4 Enabling systems for dependability measurements
6.4.5 Interpretation of dependability measurements
Annex A (informative) System life cycle processes and applications
Annex B (informative) Methods and tools for system dependability development and assurance
Annex C (informative) Guidance on system application environment
Annex D (informative) Checklists for System Dependability Engineering
Figure 1 – An overview of a system life cycle
Figure 2 – An example of a process model
Figure A.1 – An overview of system life cycle processes
Figure C.1 – Environmental requirements definition process
Figure C.2 – Mapping system application environments to exposures


Standard NumberBS EN 60300-3-15:2009
TitleDependability management. Application guide. Engineering of system dependability
Publication Date31 July 2010
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)IEC 60300-2, IEC 60300-1, EN 60300-1:2003, EN 60300-2:2004
Informative References(Provided for Information)IEC 61882, ISO/IEC 12207, IEC/TR 62380, ISO/IEC 14102, ISO/IEC 15288, IEC 61025, NF X 50-153, IEC 61078, IEC 60300-3-11, ISO/IEC 15026, ISO/IEC 15939, IEC 60300-3-10, EN 14514, IEC 61508-1, IEC 60721, IEC 62347, IEC 61713, IEC 61508-7, IEC PAS 62508, ISO/IEC 15940, ISO/TR 18529, IEC 61164, FIPS 183, DEF STAN 00-42 Part 3, IEC 62308, IEC 62198, ISO 10007:2017, FprEN 12973, IEC 60812, IEC 61709:2017, IEC 61069-1:1991, IEC 60300-3-4, IEC 61014, IEC 60300-3-9, IEEE Std 1175.1, ISO/IEC TR15271, IEC 61508, ISO 13407, EN 1325-1, IEC 60300-3-12, ITU-T Recommendation E.800, IEC 60300-3-1
ReplacesBS IEC 61713:2000
International RelationshipsEN 60300-3-15:2009,IEC 60300-3-15:2009
Draft Superseded By07/30144128 DC
DescriptorsElectronic equipment and components, Computer software, Product design, Failure rate, Project management, Computer hardware, Life (durability), Management, Maintenance, Reliability, Management techniques, Life cycle, Electrical equipment, Design, Quality assurance systems
Title in FrenchGestion de la sûreté de fonctionnement. Guide d'application. Ingénierie de la sûreté de fonctionnement des systèmes
Title in GermanZuverlässigkeitsmanagement. Anwendungsleitfaden. Technische Realisierung der Systemzuverlässigkeit
ISBN978 0 580 56313 3
File Size1.324 MB

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