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Maintain proficiency in root-cause-failure analysis

11.01.2013  |  Bloch, H. P.,  Hydrocarbon Processing Staff, 

Keywords: [root cause] [predictive maintenance] [maintenance failyure analysis]

Earlier in the year, the author attended a series of client and organizers’ presentations at the 2013 TapRooT Summit in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. TapRooT is a structured failure analysis and troubleshooting approach with a history exceeding 20 years. Although an established program, there were many useful and fascinating presentations even for the most seasoned practitioners.

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Bhadresh. Mehta

Design for minimum maintenance and root cause analysis are critical for improved reliability. Old sturdy designed machines have performed better than machines with more alarms. Management do not buy calibrating and testing these alarms. We find these safety do not work properly when required for maintenance.

My field experience find procedures, preventive maintenance, root cause and better design of machines important for maintenance.

Bob De Maria

Great article and a valid reminder that we must be vigilant in honing and maintaining our skills in root-cause-failure analysis.

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