Failure Progression

Cause of Failure

Typically the plant will see the equipment's failure as why it stopped functioning, which is either "winding failure" or "bearing failure". This level of information is not helpful in assisting the plant in understanding how to make the equipment live longer. The shop can usually determine the root cause of failure such as:

  • Over greasing
  • Dirty cooling passages
  • Overload
  • Power quality
  • Inadequate lubrication
  • Lighting strike
  • Internal moisture
  • Excessive starts
  • Wrong lubricant
Once the plant knows root causes of failures, action can be taken to eliminate the root cause and obtain longer equipment life.

Tango™ Repair Tracker Failure Details