A note on replacement policy comparisons from NBUC lifetime of the unit
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- Belzunce, F., Ortega, EM. & Ruiz, J.M. Statistical Papers (2005) 46: 509. doi:10.1007/BF02763002
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Age and block replacement policies are commonly used in order to reduce the number of in-service failures when the systems are functioning indefinitely. In reliability theory, the lifetime of a system can be modeled by means of the NBUC aging class that is characterized throughout comparisons of the residual lives in the sense of the icx order. The purpose of this paper is to establish stochastic comparisons between the age (block) replacement policy and a renewal process with no planned replacements when the lifetime of the unit is NBUC.