New article: Covered in slurry - the importance of proper root cause analysis

In all industries, it is paramount that the causes of equipment failure are fully understood so that future failures can be eliminated. In doing so, it's also important that investigations proceed beyond simply identifying the cause as being due to human error.

It is imperative that a root cause analysis investigation is carried out to its maximum depth, whether it takes the form of a "5-whys", "failure mode and effect analysis" or a "fishbone" diagram. Stopping at human error, or at the obvious component failure level, is unlikely to provide learnings which can be used to eliminate future failures of the same type.

In this article we explore the potential consequences of improper Root Cause Analysis.

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