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by Bob Latino

Updated: January 5, 2022

Root Cause Analysis Without Verification is Conventional Wisdom

Reading Time: 5 minutes Root cause analyses are done every day all over the world. Organizations do root cause analysis because it is good business. From an explosion in
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by Bob Latino

Updated: January 5, 2022

How Solving This Problem At It’s Root Saved This Company $1.15 Million

Reading Time: 6 minutes The Problem:  “We had experienced nine catastrophic failures of our lance carriage assemblies in the Basic Oxygen Furnaces (BOF) at an approximate cost of $250,000
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by Bob Latino

Updated: January 5, 2022

Chronic Failure Cost Calculator RCA (5min Video)

Reading Time: < 1 minute Try this easy to use calculator to see how much money is spent on Chronic Failures. Learn what is costing you the most then fix
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by Bob Latino

Updated: January 5, 2022

Solving Chronic Failure (Video From The Vault)

Reading Time: < 1 minute When is an RCA Typically Done? What about the Chronic Failures? Learn in this “Video From The Vault” how PROACT RCA works on Chronic Failures
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by Bob Latino

Updated: November 17, 2023

RCA Tools VS Methodologies

Reading Time: 4 minutes If we have heard it once, we have heard it a million times – “let’s do an RCA on that failure”. The problem here is that
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by Bob Latino

Updated: January 5, 2022

EasyRCA Continues To Grow Its Features, Customer Base, & Strategic Partnerships.

Reading Time: < 1 minute Our newest software offering, EasyRCA, continues to grow with both an increasing user base as well as with strategic partnerships. One example is a partnership
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by Bob Latino

Updated: January 5, 2022

RCA Principal Analysts vs Subject Matter Experts: What’s the Difference?

Reading Time: 11 minutes Abstract: An undesirable event occurs (fancy term for unexpected failure) a Root Cause Analysis (RCA) is triggered. This usually means what occurred is a severe
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by Bob Latino

Updated: January 5, 2022

‘Facebook’ Maintenance & Reliability: The Illusion of Performance

Reading Time: 10 minutes Abstract: I used to be on Facebook many years ago in an effort to keep up with old friends. However, I began to realize the
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by Bob Latino

Updated: January 5, 2022

Chronic Failures: Treasures in Plain Sight

Reading Time: 6 minutes Chronic Failures = Hidden Treasures When we look at the widely used and misunderstood tool of Root Cause Analysis (RCA), we should reflect its interpretation
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by Bob Latino

Updated: November 17, 2023

Logic Tree Basics: Complete Guide Constructing a Logic Tree

Reading Time: 9 minutes Note: Everyone has their own way to use cause-and-effect logic trees and we use the PROACT RCA Methodology that we teach in our root cause
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by Bob Latino

Updated: January 5, 2022

Name That Failure | Part 3

Reading Time: 4 minutes   Can you identify and name this fracture pattern? How can you tell it is that fracture pattern? Where are the origin(s) of the failure
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by Bob Latino

Updated: January 5, 2022

Name That Failure Pattern | 2nd Edition

Reading Time: 3 minutes This failure occurred on a turbine driven boiler feedwater pump (TDBFP) at a fossil fuel power plant. The pump in question is an outboard boiler
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