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Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 August 2005
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.horfi.t51180061
EISBN: 978-1-62708-256-3
... Abstract Abstract Statistics, data analysis, root cause analysis, and problem-solving processes play a key role in failure investigations. This chapter explains how to collect failure investigation data, how to build and maintain a database for company-related failures, and how to use corresponding...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 2009
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.sfa.t52780001
EISBN: 978-1-62708-268-6
...Abstract Abstract This chapter focuses on what can cause a system to fail and addresses the challenge in approaching a system failure. It then examines the steps involved in the four-step problem-solving process: defining the problem, identifying all potential failure causes and evaluating...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 August 2005
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.horfi.t51180091
EISBN: 978-1-62708-256-3
... (FMA) chart. Forging with defects Fig. 5 Technical Plan for Resolution (TPR) chart. Forging with defects Abstract Abstract This chapter describes the nine steps of a failure investigation. The steps add detail to the problem-solving process introduced in Chapter 3. The first five...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 2009
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.sfa.t52780025
EISBN: 978-1-62708-268-6
...Abstract Abstract In the second step of the four-step problem-solving process, the failure analysis team should identify all potential failure causes. This chapter discusses the steps involved in five such techniques for identifying potential causes of failure, namely brainstorming, mind...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 November 2007
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.htcma.t52080359
EISBN: 978-1-62708-304-1
... operating temperatures and exposure to process chemicals and combustion byproducts make recovery boilers susceptible to corrosion. This chapter describes some of the problems that the pulp and paper industry has solved as well as ongoing issues and concerns. It includes an in-depth review of 304L cladding...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 August 2005
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.horfi.t51180127
EISBN: 978-1-62708-256-3
... for failure investigation and root cause determination: the Kepner-Tregoe structured problem-solving method, PROACT software for root cause analysis developed by the Reliability Center, Inc., and other processes and methods developed by the Failsafe Network, Inc., and Shainin LLC. References References...
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Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 2009
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.sfa.t52780183
EISBN: 978-1-62708-268-6
... or interim corrective actions to overcome design, process, and other failure causes. The chapter concludes by describing the process of corrective action implementation. corrective action failure analysis failure causes problem-solving process THE FOUR-STEP PROBLEM-SOLVING PROCESS ( Fig. 18.1...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 2009
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.sfa.t52780067
EISBN: 978-1-62708-268-6
... analysis team meeting. The analysis techniques covered thus far have been focused on steps 1 and 2 of the four-step problem-solving process ( Fig. 1.2 ). Potential failure causes have been developed, and this chapter presented an organized approach for managing the evaluation of hypothesized potential...
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Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 2009
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.sfa.t52780035
EISBN: 978-1-62708-268-6
... and then graphically develops all potential causes of that event. In a systems failure analysis situation, the top undesired event is the system failure. From a systems failure analysis perspective, the top undesired event of the fault tree is the same thing as the first step in the four-step problem-solving process...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 2009
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.sfa.t52780019
EISBN: 978-1-62708-268-6
... in the four-step problem-solving process (What is the cause of the problem?). The technologies discussed in this book are equally applicable to identifying the root causes of inadvertent function system failures. To understand how a system can fail, the failure analysis team must first understand how...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 March 2012
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.pdub.t53420289
EISBN: 978-1-62708-310-2
... , ASM International , 1992 The following are but a few of the many instances where phase diagrams and phase relationships have proved invaluable in the efficient solving of practical metallurgical problems. The areas covered include alloy design, processing, and performance. 14.1.1 Alloy...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 February 2005
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.chffa.t51040091
EISBN: 978-1-62708-300-3
.... Using FEM discretization, Eq 9.40 can also be converted to a system of algebraic equations and solved by a standard method. In practice, the solutions of mechanical and thermal problems are coupled in a staggered manner. After the nodal velocities are solved at a given step, the deformed configuration...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 November 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.mfadr7.t91110673
EISBN: 978-1-62708-247-1
... but the most lavishly funded operations. Today’s analyst also faces enormous pressures from the customer. The customer wants an answer to the problem immediately. Even so, there may be little, if any, ability to impact the manufacturing process. Because product cycle times are so short, many components...
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Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 30 April 2021
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.tpsfwea.t59300121
EISBN: 978-1-62708-323-2
... are a problem or potential problem for a product, mechanism, operation (like mining or farming), device or facility (like a sewage treatment facility), then something should be done to mitigate tribological costs. The options are: Solve existing or potential problems with existing tribological information...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 February 2005
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.chffa.t51040083
EISBN: 978-1-62708-300-3
.... , “ Inverse Analysis for Identification of Parameters During Thermo-Mechanical Tests, ” Simulation of Materials Processing: Theory, Method and Applications , Mori K.-I. , Ed., 2001 , p 281 – 284 . [Chenot et al., 1996] Chenot J. , Massoni E. , Fourment L. , “ Inverse Problems...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 2008
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.ssde.t52310243
EISBN: 978-1-62708-286-0
... and salinity. Materials used for distillation processes have evolved from use of type 316 (UNS S31600) stainless steel, first as lining and then as cladding. The superaustenitic alloys, the 6Mo variations, came next because they truly solved the corrosion problem, but at a price. Then, separately...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 30 April 2021
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.tpsfwea.t59300421
EISBN: 978-1-62708-323-2
... instead of using up running clearances or causing scoring. Aluminum is somewhat similar to copper in that there are many commercially available alloys, and most have evolved to solve specific application problems. There are quite a number of heat treatments that apply to aluminum alloys...
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Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 2003
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.cfap.t69780383
EISBN: 978-1-62708-281-5
.... However, in sample B , it is clear that zinc and oxygen dominated the top surface and decreased only gradually throughout the profile in the low-strength case. Undoubtedly, the zinc diffused from the brass substrate throughout the tin plate. This finding had an immediate impact on the problem-solving...
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Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 2003
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.cfap.t69780343
EISBN: 978-1-62708-281-5
...Abstract Abstract This article introduces procedures an engineer or materials scientist can use to investigate failures. It provides a brief survey of polymer systems and key properties that need to be measured during failure analysis. The article begins with an overview of the problem-solving...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 30 November 2013
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.uhcf3.t53630xvi
EISBN: 978-1-62708-270-9
..., and various other quality system concepts. A failure investigation can also assist in the redesign of a failed component that results in a better, more elegant, forgiving, and resilient engineering solution. It can solve a manufacturing problem that can save money and save time. In the end, a well-run...