Root Cause Analysis Archive

10 Components of a Successful Vibration Program – Part 1
by Alan Friedman

10 Components of a Successful Vibration Program – Part 2
by Alan Friedman

10 Components of a Successful Vibration Program – Part 3
by Alan Friedman

10 Reasons Why You Should Audit Your Vibration Monitoring Program NOW!
by Alan Friedman

Analysing Semiconductor Failure
by Perry L. Martin

Anatomy of a Boiler Failure—A Different Perspective
by Gary J. Bases

Anatomy of a Hydraulic Pump Failure
from Insider Secrets To Hydraulics

Are we Willing to Hear What “Failure” has to Say?
by C. Robert Nelms  (PDF: 59 KB)

Causes of Overheating in Cartridge Mechanical Seals
from www.mcnallyinstitute.com

Centrifugal Pump Troubleshooting
from www.mcnallyinstitute.com

Chronic Events: Panning for Gold
by Robert J. Latino

Corrosion Failures
from www.materialsengineer.com

Definition of Root Cause Analysis (RCA)
from www.downtimecentral.com

Detective Maintenance
by V. Narayan

Developing a Root Cause Analysis Work Process – Part 1
by Rick Kalinauskas

Developing a Root Cause Analysis Work Process – Part 2
by Rick Kalinauskas

Developing a Root Cause Analysis Work Process – Part 3
by Rick Kalinauskas

Electrical Troubleshooting
from Plant Maintenance Resource Center

Electrical Troubleshooting in Seven Steps
from www.pdma.com

Failure Analysis of Mechanical Components
by Neville Sachs, www.sachssalvaterra.com

Fatigue Failures
from www.materialsengineer.com

Gearbox Diagnostics Fault Detection
by Walter Bartelmus

Getting Root Cause Analysis to Work for You
from www.plant-maintenance.com

How to Conduct Effective Root Cause Analysis
from Quality Magazine, www.qualitymag.com

How to Select the “RIGHT” Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) Methodology & Vendor
by Robert J. Latino, Reliability Center, Inc.

Hydraulic Cylinder Failure Caused by the ‘Diesel Effect’
from Insider Secrets To Hydraulics

Hydraulic Ram Leak Caused by Operator Error
from www.insidersecretstohydraulics.com

Hydraulic System Troubleshooting – Check the Easy Things First
from Insider Secrets To Hydraulics

Identifying Motor Defects Through Fault Zone Analysis
from www.pdma.com

Implement a Cost Effective Root Cause Problem Elimination (RCPE) Process
by Tor Idhammar

Keeping Up to Date
by Scott Alan Jones

My Maintenance – Why Settle for RCM Alone?
by Dave Porrill

Problem Analysis to Manage and Enhance Customer-Supplier Relationships
by Dan Kowalski

Productivity Improvement Through Operational Reliability and Knowledge Workers
by Dibyendu De

RCFA: Bearing Failures
by Joe Conyers

RCM For Medium Sized and Lean Organizations
by Aitor Goti, Miguel Egaña & Alfredo Iturritxa

RCPE What vs Who
by Torbjorn Idhammar

Root Cause Analysis
from www.systems-thinking.org

Root Cause Analysis Guidance Document 
from the US Department of Energy (PDF: 718 KB)

Root Cause Analysis – NOT What You Might Think
by C. Robert Nelms (PDF: 60 KB)

Root Cause Analysis: Will it Find the Weak Link?
by Robert J. Latino

Root Cause on Seal Failure in Refinery
by Sourav Kumar Chatterjee, HPCL Mumbai Refinery (PDF: 271 KB)

Seven Points to Successful Root Cause Analysis (RCA)
by Kim Jinsso

The Latent Causes of Industrial Failure…How to Identify Them, and What To …
by C. Robert Nelms (PDF: 55 KB)

The Root Cause Just isn’t that Important
by Tor Idhammar

Three Simple RCA (Root Cause Analysis) Facilitation Tips
by Ned Callahan, Apollo RCA Facilitator and Trainer, ARMS Reliability

Troubleshoot AC Motors – Part 1
from reliance.com

Troubleshoot AC Motors – Part 2
from reliance.com

Troubleshoot AC Motors – Part 3
from reliance.com

Troubleshoot AC Motors – Part 4
from reliance.com

Troubleshooting Hydraulics
from myweb.tiscali.co.uk

Troubleshooting Paper Machine Problems Through Thermal Imaging
by Robin J. Thon

Troubleshooting Valves
from Sweethaven

Troubleshoot Sprocket & Gears
from www.martinsprockets.com (PDF: 506 KB)

Troubleshooting Process – Part 1
from Chesterton

Troubleshooting Mechanical Seals – Wide Wear Track – Part 2
from Chesterton

Troubleshooting Mechanical Seals – Centered/ Miscentered – Part 3
from Chesterton

Troubleshooting Mechanical Seals – Even/ Uneven Wear Track – Part 4
from Chesterton

Troubleshooting mechanical seals – Scoring – Part 5
from Chesterton

Troubleshooting Mechanical Seals – Chipping – Part 6
from Chesterton

Troubleshooting Mechanical Seals – Coking – Part 7
from Chesterton

Troubleshooting Mechanical Seals – Heat Cracking – Part 8
from Chesterton

Troubleshooting Mechanical Seals – Blistering – Part 9
from Chesterton

Troubleshooting Premature Bearing Failure
from The McNally Institute

Understanding Resonance Mode Shapes – Video   
by Reliability Solutions

What’s a “Root Cause?”
from IDCON INC

Why Root-Cause Analysis Sucks in the United States – The Top 10 Reasons
by Mike Micklewright, www.quality-digest.com

Why do Pump Bearings Fail?
from The McNally Institute

Why Some Root-Cause Investigations Don’t Prevent Recurrence
from www.mt-online.com