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by Bob Latino

Updated: January 5, 2022

How Failed Parts Work Into an RCA

Reading Time: 9 minutes How Failed Parts Work Into an RCA Author’s Note: I want to reiterate that this Series about reading the basic fracture surfaces, is for novices
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by Bob Latino

Updated: April 23, 2024

Recognizing Basic Gear Fatigue Failure Patterns

Reading Time: 3 minutes What are Fatigue Failure Patterns? In our prior blog on Fatigue we discussed the various cyclical loading applications. Let’s review them again with this graphic. Basic Characteristics
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by Bob Latino

Updated: April 23, 2024

A Mechanic’s Story: Basic Component Fatigue

Reading Time: 8 minutes In this article, we are going to delve into Fatigue (because it is the most common fracture pattern) and see how we can use an
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by Bob Latino

Updated: January 5, 2022

Questions About Coefficient of Friction in Fasteners

Reading Time: 4 minutes Questions About Coefficient of Friction in Fasteners I recently received an interesting LI inquiry that I felt others could learn from the answers that I
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by Bob Latino

Updated: January 5, 2022

Is There a Direct Correlation Between Reliability & Safety?

Reading Time: 8 minutes Is There a Direct Correlation Between Reliability & Safety? “Assumption 1: Safety is increased by increasing system or component reliability. If components or systems do not
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by Bob Latino

Updated: January 5, 2022

What Happened?: Investigating the (literal) Nuts and Bolts

Reading Time: 4 minutes What Happened? As many of you know, I have been encouraging my LI contacts for years to take me up on my offer to review
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by Bob Latino

Updated: November 16, 2023

A Mechanic’s Story: The Human & System’s Contribution

Reading Time: 7 minutes Shallow Cause Analysis vs. Root Cause Analysis In this original post, A Mechanic’s Story: Basic Component Fatigue, we took a detailed journey through the physical side
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by Bob Latino

Updated: April 23, 2024

Grade Your RCA Effort and Print Out Your Private Report Card…

Reading Time: 10 minutes Grade Your RCA Effort and Print Out Your Private Report Card… Abstract: If you had to give a grade to your current Root Cause Analysis (RCA)
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by Bob Latino

Updated: January 5, 2022

Be “Little Bit Bold & Outrageous”: The Man Who Taught Us How

Reading Time: 10 minutes The Need to be a “Little Bit Bold & Outrageous” the man who taught us how This phrase ‘a little bit bold & outrageous’ was
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by Bob Latino

Updated: January 5, 2022

The Pro’s and Con’s of Using Pre-Existing Logic in Root Cause Analysis (RCA)

Reading Time: 13 minutes The Pro’s and Con’s of Using Pre-Existing Logic in Root Cause Analysis (RCA) By Robert J. Latino, CEO, Reliability Center, Inc. Abstract: There has been an
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by Bob Latino

Updated: November 3, 2023

Is All ‘RCA’ the Same?

Reading Time: 5 minutes In order to know if all RCA is the same, we first have to define ‘What is RCA?’ On the surface, this seems quite simple, but
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by Bob Latino

Updated: February 11, 2022

What is ‘Reliability Engineering’​?

Reading Time: 3 minutes What is ‘Reliability Engineering’​? I have been very involved recently with ongoing LI discussions with respected and noted experts in the Safety community, revolving around
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