Reliability refers to the product’s ability to perform its intended function over an extended period of time. Reliability testing is how product failure is identified. Performing Reliability tests can reduce product failures in the field, determine the expected life cycle of a product, or screen for failures in prototype or production units, among other things. Improved product reliability means less downtime for your customer and will result in a competitive edge and potential market gain for your product, not to mention reduced warranty costs.
Testing takes into account potential circumstances that can affect the reliability of your product. This includes environmental conditions, limitations on operating time, as well as frequency and thoroughness of maintenance.