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Become An Equipment Reliability Detective: Preserve Failure Data
Reading Time: 6 minutes It’s amazing how quickly failure data (evidence) can disappear after a ‘failure’ has occurred. Following such an unexpected incident, there is sometimes a lot of
Nylon Plant Case Study
Reading Time: 2 minutes This case study took place at a nylon plant in Virginia which at the time provided major amounts of nylon to the tire and carpet
How to Select the “RIGHT” Root Cause Analysis (RCA) Vendor
Reading Time: 4 minutes With RCA being a buzzword of the weeks, companies are faced with a slew of new vendors with numerous RCA methods and practices to help
Mistakes Were Made, But Not By Me… Facing the Mirror!
Reading Time: 6 minutes Germination of a ‘Failure’ No matter where we work, we will experience failures or ‘undesirable outcomes’ of some kind. As long as we work with
Reliability.com: Ammonia Plant Case Study
Reading Time: 3 minutes This case study takes place in a Louisiana ammonia plant. The plant had above industry average downtime (116 Days of downtime compared to an industry
What is the Difference Between Failure Analysis (FA), Root Cause Analysis (RCA) and Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA)?
Reading Time: 2 minutes Recently, Reliability Center, Inc. received an inquiry from one of our web visitors asking the differences between three confusingly similar Reliability acronyms. We thought others
Root Cause Analysis (RCA) – Death of an Acronym?
Reading Time: 4 minutes As another well-known acronym has saturated industry today, it has been retired to the pasture of “dilution” farm. The term RCA is used to cover
Electronic Field Data Collection: The Bridge to the Connected Plant
Reading Time: 4 minutes The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has created immense excitement and promise for industrial facilities. Having connected assets that continuously monitor their own health and
Can you be Proactive in a Reactive Environment?
Reading Time: 4 minutes If you are like most people who work in a manufacturing or process plant, you have a plan for your day when you arrive in
How Can vs Why: What’s the Difference?
Reading Time: 9 minutes When facilitating a Root Cause Analysis (RCA), the proper questioning process will make or break the effectiveness of the entire analysis. When we hear of
Defect Elimination 101
Reading Time: 8 minutes In recent years, “Defect Elimination” has become a hot topic in the reliability world. But what exactly does defect elimination mean? How does it differ
What Does RCA Mean To You?
Reading Time: 6 minutes We have all heard the term Root Cause Analysis (RCA) and we all likely interpret its meaning in a different fashion. This is the primary