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by Bob Latino

March 20, 2020

Corporate Memory: Capturing Employee Experience Before they Retire in the Tropics!

Reading Time: 3 minutes Corporate Memory: Capturing Employee Experience Before they Retire in the Tropics! Robert J. Latino, CEO, Reliability Center, Inc., www.reliability.com Why do our Generally Accepted Accounting
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by Bob Latino

March 20, 2020

The ‘Soft Side’ of RCA: Management’s Role in ‘Effective’ Training

Reading Time: 5 minutes The ‘Soft Side’ of RCA: Management’s Role in ‘Effective’ Training By Robert J. Latino, CEO, Reliability Center, Inc. Abstract: In an era of rapidly advancing technology,
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by Bob Latino

March 20, 2020

Effective Root Cause Analysis Means Accepting We Could Be Part of the Problem

Reading Time: 6 minutes Effective Root Cause Analysis Means Accepting We Could Be Part of the Problem   Abstract: No matter where we work, we will experience failures or ‘undesirable
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by Bob Latino

March 20, 2020

What is the Correlation Between Root Cause Analysis and Swiss Cheese?

Reading Time: < 1 minute What is the Correlation Between Root Cause Analysis and Swiss Cheese? As long as humans are involved in running our organizations, there will be holes
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by Bob Latino

March 20, 2020

Why Reliability Professionals Can Frustrate the Hell Out Of Others!

Reading Time: 6 minutes Why Reliability Professionals Can Frustrate the Hell Out Of Others! I guess I am writing this just as a reality/sanity check to see if it’s
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by Bob Latino

March 19, 2020

The 4 Physical Failure Mechanisms of Component Failure: The Basics (Part I)

Reading Time: 3 minutes The 4 Physical Failure Mechanisms of Component Failure: The Basics (Part I) This article is directed at those ‘first responders’ who arrive immediately at the
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by Bob Latino

March 19, 2020

Part III: The 4 Basic Physical Failure Mechanisms of Component Failure: Overload

Reading Time: 3 minutes Part III: The 4 Basic Physical Failure Mechanisms of Component Failure: Overload Author’s Note: I want to reiterate that this Series about reading the basic
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by Bob Latino

March 19, 2020

Tips for Examining Rolling Element Bearings: Prepping for a Root Cause Analysis (RCA)

Reading Time: 7 minutes Abstract. In our last series highlighting the 4 primary Failure Modes (FM) of component failures (erosion, corrosion, fatigue and overload), we discussed how to read fractured surfaces.
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by Bob Latino

March 18, 2020

Tips for Examining Shafts: Prepping for a Root Cause Analysis (RCA)

Reading Time: 7 minutes Tips for Examining Shafts: Prepping for a Root Cause Analysis (RCA) Note to Series Readers. To those following this Series, I will apologize for the front-end
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by Bob Latino

March 18, 2020

How Failed Parts Work Into an RCA

Reading Time: 9 minutes How Failed Parts Work Into an RCA Author’s Note: I want to reiterate that this Series about reading the basic fracture surfaces, is for novices
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by Bob Latino

March 18, 2020

Recognizing Basic Gear Fatigue Failure Patterns

Reading Time: 3 minutes Recognizing Basic Gear Fatigue Failure Patterns Fatigue occurs when a material is subjected to repeated loading and unloading. When the loads are above a certain
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by Bob Latino

March 18, 2020

A Mechanic’s Story: Basic Component Fatigue

Reading Time: 8 minutes In past articles we have explored the basics of Erosion, Corrosion, Fatigue and Overload. Our emphasis has been on creating an awareness and appreciation for the
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