I recently gave a presentation on couplings and one of my fellow presenters had an interesting story.
A consultant was hired by a refinery operation in South America to study why the MTBF (mean time between failures) was significantly different than their peer group. Upon investigate this was discovered:
Needless to say the maintenance procedures & operations was given a detailed review….
It is import to understand what the root cause of an issue is and take to time to correct the situation. While we are all pressed for time, would you rather have it done it right the first time or find the time to do it all over again?