Root Cause Analysis

Root Cause Analysis

What is the most effective method? Does your company perform Root Cause Analysis (RCA) or just failure analysis? What distinguishes these tools and when are they appropriate? Does your company have a written policy or procedure? Are these performed routinely after an incident or notable failure? Listen to one company’s process, challenges and successes in…

Using root cause analysis and failure modes to build a total condition maintenance strategy for motor/drive systems

Using root cause analysis and failure modes to build a total condition maintenance strategy for motor/drive systems

In this webinar, John Bernet from Fluke Reliability will discuss best practices for applying root cause analysis and expected failure modes to motor-drive systems. You will learn the simple steps of total condition maintenance, how different inspection techniques from electrical to thermal can help identify different failure modes, and how vibration analysis in particular can…

Root causes of lubricant degradation and how to prevent it from harming your machines
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Root causes of lubricant degradation and how to prevent it from harming your machines

Oil analysis is a primary way to determine lubrication breakdown, a sign of potential premature failure in critical and other assets. Lubricant degradation occurs in six ways—oxidation, thermal degradation, micro dieseling, electrostatic spark discharge, additive depletion, and contamination. Expert Sanya Mathura, founder of Trinidad-based Strategic Reliability Solutions, Ltd., introduces the basic concepts of lubrication, and…

If reliability improvements elude you, look deeper into the ‘Tree of Unreliability’

If reliability improvements elude you, look deeper into the ‘Tree of Unreliability’

What is causing your organization to struggle to get to its desired level of asset reliability? You’ve been using root cause analysis (RCA) and the Five Whys and addressing the problems you’ve found, but disruptions or unplanned downtime persist. Shon Isenhour, a veteran reliability engineering trainer and the founding partner at Eruditio, suggests pushing your…