Presentation by Jack Weeks, Consultant, GPM Hydraulic Consulting at MaintenanceCon, Chicago, 2019.
In most industrial plants, troubleshooting appears to be complete once we replace the component that makes the machine run correctly again.
But rarely does changing the faulty part actually finish the troubleshooting process. On the contrary, in most cases, finding the faulty component is only the tip of the iceberg. Why did the component fail? Was it faulty when it was built? Is there a better component that is more suitable for the application? Was it overworked by a bad adjustment or by operating the system beyond its design limits?
This is the purpose of failure analysis to the root cause – to determine why the component failed so that we can avoid a similar failure in the future.
In this presentation, we will explore the process of record-keeping that will ultimately deliver the greatest reliability and the minimum of downtime and unnecessary parts replacement.
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