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The importance of root cause failure analysis

Publication date: 
December 2010
Author(s): 
Tom Bishop, P.E., EASA Senior Technical Support Specialist
Type of media: 
Article

Two of the most important expectations informed end users (customers) have of service centers are consistent best practice repairs and root cause failure analysis (RCFA). Following best practices helps ensure reliable repairs and maintenance of motor efficiency;and RCFA identifies the cause to help prevent a recurrence of the failure. Service centers can meet these expectations by performing repairs in conformance with ANSI/EASA AR100-2010 Recommended Practice for Repair of Rotating Electrical Apparatus; and by providing RCFA in accordance with a proven methodology such as that in the EASA Root Cause Failure Analysis seminar reference manual. Our focus in this article will be on the importance of performing root cause failure analysis.

Topic(s): 
Troubleshooting & failure analysis