This is the first in a nine-part series of articles. This first one will lay out what I think are essential characteristics of an RCA program. The other articles will follow up on each of the items in some detail.
The Role of Legends in Your Reliability Program
One of my favorite things to do when visiting a new company, it at lunch or during a break, ask:
“Any major disasters that impacted reliability?”
Typically, there are three stories that start with, “Remember the… “, or, “One time…”
It seems every organization has legendary stories in the organizational memory. [Read more…]
Emerging Technology Reliability Considerations
As we continue to find and improve ways to master our environment, accomplish tasks, communicate, move, heal, etc. we continue to discover new materials, processes, and products. Emerging technologies often promise
- lower costs
- new functions
- lighter weight
- easier to use
They also may last longer.
As a minimum, they should last long as current solutions or longer or provide another compelling reason to use the new technology. [Read more…]