What is predicted life?

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Service Life
... A product's service life is its expected lifetime, or the acceptable period of use in service ... Expected service life consists of business policy, using tools and calculations from maintainability and reliability analysis ... Service life is a unique commitment made by the item's manufacturer and is usually specified as a median ...

Famous quotes containing the words life and/or predicted:

    If I knew for a certainty that a man was coming to my house with the conscious design of doing me good, I should run for my life ... for fear that I should get some of his good done to me,—some of its virus mingled with my blood.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Is it not the chief disgrace in the world, not to be an unit;Mnot to be reckoned one character;Mnot to yield that peculiar fruit which each man was created to bear, but to be reckoned in the gross, in the hundred, or the thousand, of the party, the section, to which we belong; and our opinion predicted geographically, as the north, or the south?
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)