August 2019

Special Focus: Valves, Pumps and Turbomachinery

Analyze machinery failure data with a spreadsheet

Some basic, yet insightful, machinery reliability tracking tools are introduced here that can be developed with common spreadsheet applications, such as Excel.

Perez, R. X., Consultant

Some basic, yet insightful, machinery reliability tracking tools are introduced here that can be developed with common spreadsheet applications, such as Excel. After practicing machinery reliability in the field for many years, the author has become familiar with many analysis methods, ranging from those that were mathematically complex but not very useful to others that were simple but provided immediate and actionable insights. While numerous ways exist to present and interpret machinery failure data, the methods presented here can provide the most information for the least cost and effort. Why reliability tools are used Useful reliability analysis tools take available historical failure

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