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Method for calculating the lifetime of unit metal packages

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The technical characteristics of packages, determined by corresponding standards and technical requirements, are verified by package reliability. The reliability of a package is defined as an ability to protect the quality of the product in a package to a suitable level, in a definite condition, under the influence of various factors and for a definite time interval. The best index of the reliability of food packages is the maximal time from packing to the consumption of a product when the conditions of preservation and storage as well as the preparation of food for consumption are taken into account. Any change in the parameters characterizing a product/package/environment system can affect this time; thus, results of the investigation on randomly chosen samples and the analysis of these results can be taken as a basis for the estimation of the technical characteristics of packages. Copyright © 1999 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Keywords: Weibull; lifetime; metal packages; reliability

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Faculty of Commodity Science, Cracow University of Economics, Krakow, Poland

Publication date: May 1, 1999

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