Life and Performance Degradation Characteristics for Small-Sized Plug-In Type Pneumatic Manifold Valves

플러그인형 소형 공기압 매니폴드 밸브의 수명 및 성능열화특성에 관한 연구

  • Received : 2011.05.24
  • Accepted : 2011.09.15
  • Published : 2011.11.01


Pneumatic valves are widely used parts that have the ability to control the air supplied to automation systems. However, if failure occurs in a pneumatic valve, it may affect the entire system and could lead to huge losses, depending on the characteristics of the system at the time of failure. Because of this significant risk and the level of consumer demand for reliability, there has been much study on ensuring the reliability of products by predicting valve lifetime distributions and degradation characteristics. In this paper, in order to determine the main factors useful for predicting the lifetime of a pneumatic valve, the scale parameter and $B_{10}$ life time value of the widely used plug-in-type pneumatic manifold valves were measured using complete observational data on the valve lifetimes. And also the property of life distribution has been distribution-suitabilityreviewed by correlation coefficients, the degradation characteristics of valve has been presented by the result of analysis through dynamic response time test and leakage test.


Pnuematic Valve;Solenoid Valve;Life Test;Reliability Assessment;Weibull Distribution


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