Failure Analysis of a Gearbox, Fan, Bearing and Shaft
When equipment breaks unexpectedly it is good practice to investigate why it happened so that the root cause can be rectified and the problem prevented from again happening.
There are no mysterious causes, only poor systems or system failures. It is not often that people intentionally sabotage plant and equipment.
By analyzing why a thing happened the lesson can be absorbed and changes made to business systems to reduce its probability of reoccurrence.
In this article, four equipment failures are reviewed and investigated to determine their cause and the resulting necessary changes.
Keywords: root cause failure analysis, failure mode. [Read more…]