July 17, 2023 | Susan Napier-Sewell

Book 5: Using Equifactor® Troubleshooting Tools & TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis to Improve Equipment Reliability

BOOK 5: Equifactor® Book

Equipment Failure?
Use Equifactor® to Troubleshoot Equipment Problems Effectively

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Stop repeat equipment problems at your facility and learn to troubleshoot equipment issues effectively. Our new book, “Using Equifactor® Troubleshooting Tools & TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis to Improve Equipment Reliability,” by Ken Reed and Mark Paradies is now available in the TapRooT® Store.

What’s inside the new Equifactor® Book? 

  • How to respond to an equipment failure
  • Equipment failure troubleshooting process
  • What happened? Draw a preliminary SnapCharT®
  • Troubleshooting a failure
  • Stop the investigation or is there more to learn?
  • Find Causal Factors
  • Find root causes using the Root Cause Tree®
  • Developing fixes using the Corrective Action Helper® Guide
  • Repair equipment
  • Equifactor® Troubleshooting example
  • Develop custom troubleshooting tables using the TapRooT® Software
  • Proactive use of Equifactor®

That’s a lot of information in the 231 pages of the Equifactor® Troubleshooting Book.

Get the new book & a masterclass of learning at the Equifactor® Troubleshooting Course

The recently remastered 2-Day Equifactor® Equipment Troubleshooting & TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Course comprises the complete package, as students receive the course, the new book, and the workbook. Take a look at the full course description.

Now is a great opportunity to get your maintenance personnel, equipment operators, and supervisors trained to increase equipment reliability at your plant.

We are excited to share with you the upcoming public Equifactor® coursesReach out to us if you have any questions. To discuss on-site course arrangements, call us: 865.539.2139.

When to use Equifactor®?

Safety and quality experts already know that TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis is the best option to get human-performance-based root causes. It is the only system that uses scientifically derived root causes to eliminate bias and avoid blame. So, what are they missing? That Equifactor® Equipment Troubleshooting should be used whenever there is an equipment failure.

Equifactor® equips the user with a series of predefined equipment troubleshooting tables. For example, there are tables for different types of pumps, AC and DC motors, refrigeration units, etc. These tables will give you a list of symptoms to choose from, and then provide an extensive list of possible causes for that symptom.

Equifactor® is a great way to give your maintenance and reliability experts a terrific list of possible causes to begin their troubleshooting efforts.

So when would you use these Equifactor® Tables in your TapRooT® Investigation? The series of predefined equipment troubleshooting tables are obviously a great resource for an equipment failure incident. The tables give you a list of symptoms to choose from. However, don’t limit yourself to the obvious investigations. For example:

  • You can also use Equifactor® during an injury investigation if one of your Causal Factors happens to be an equipment failure.
  • Similarly, during an investigation of a Quality deviation, you may find a failure of a piece of equipment on the manufacturing line. Again, it could be employed to better understand the causes of the equipment failure (probably a Causal Factor), which will then lead to a better root cause analysis.

Use Equifactor® anytime an equipment failure is involved in your investigation. It’s a great way to make sure you are fully covering all the possible errors and failures during your TapRooT® analysis.

Courses & Training, Equipment Reliability / Equifactor®
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