June 12, 2022 | Mark Paradies

Better Equipment Troubleshooting: “I wish I had this when I was in the Nuclear Navy.”

USS Long Beach CGN 9

I was in the Nuclear Navy from 1978 to 1985. And I was the Main Propulsion Assistant on the USS Long Beach (CGN-9). Of course, we didn’t have computers, laptops, or i-Pads back then. Therefore, there was no way I could have had the computerized Equifactor® Troubleshooting Tables that are built into the TapRooT® Software. But even the paper-based tables in Book 5: Using Equifactor® Troubleshooting Tools and TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis to Improve Equipment Reliability would have been great.

Book 5 that comes with the Root Cause Tree®, Dictionary,
and Corrective Action Helper® Guide

Why Would Equifactor® Be So Helpful?

First, the troubleshooting tables take the knowledge of equipment expert Heinz Bloch and put them in an easily usable form. I could have really used those tables (or had my guys use them) when troubleshooting pump, turbine, bearing, and compressor problems.

Second, Eqquifactor® provides a systematic troubleshooting process that everyone can understand. That’s a common point to discuss issues and make troubleshooting plans/procedures.

Third, finding the real root causes of equipment issues would have been a big step forward – especially when we were confronting human errors. I didn’t have any training on understanding human errors so discipline, training, and procedures seemed like the only corrective actions for human errors.

Would You Like Advanced Troubleshooting and Root Cause Analysis?

Ken Reed, a retired Nuke Navy Master Chief, is shown teaching an Equifactor® Course.

Of course, you can order the book above to learn about Equifactor® Troubleshooting, But the best, fastest way to learn advanced equipment troubleshooting and root cause analysis is in the Equifactor® Equipment Troubleshooting & TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training.

When is the next course? 1- Day Equifactor® Equipment Troubleshooting Training, Houston, Texas.

Register to start getting a helping hand to fix maintenance problems.

Equipment Reliability / Equifactor®
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