Root Cause Analysis

Anatomy of a Boiler Failure—A Different Perspective

Anatomy of a Boiler Failure – A Different Perspective Gary J. Bases The power industry’s operating and maintenance practices were held up to intense regulator and public scrutiny when on November 6, 2007, a Massachusetts power plant’s steam-generating boiler exploded and three men died.The Department of Public Safety’s Incident Report investigation determined that the primary cause of …

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An Integrated Process for System Maintenance, Fault Diagnosis and Support

An Integrated Process for System Maintenance, Fault Diagnosis and Support Sudipto Ghoshal, Roshan Shrestha, Anindya Ghoshal, Venkatesh Malepati, Somnath Deb, Krishna Pattipati and David Kleinman ABSTRACT: This paper presents an overview of an integrated process for system maintenance, fault diagnosis and support. The solution is based on Qualtech System, Inc.’s (QSI’s) TEAMS toolset for integrated …

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