[time-nuts] COTS cesium standard physics package life

Bob Camp kb8tq at n1k.org
Thu Sep 29 14:39:04 EDT 2016


If you operate the device continuously for 30 years, you *will* have other parts in 
it fail. The MTBF of the system (without the tube) is *not* infinite.


> On Sep 29, 2016, at 2:08 PM, Ruslan Nabioullin <rnabioullin at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 09/29/2016 02:02 PM, Bob Camp wrote:
>> The “operating” case will ultimately kill various parts in the
>> standard that would not die sitting on the shelf.
> Oh, really?  I thought that cesium depletion is essentially the only real killer.
> -Ruslan
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