How to Apply Cause and Effect Analysis in a Processing Plant?

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How to Apply Cause and Effect Analysis in a Processing Plant?
sirelkhatim ibrahim nugud, Coach, Sudan, Member
I work in a process plant. I'm always facing breakdowns of machinery or even small defects. People including myself tend to replace immediately the defective part, and restore the machine in service. I know this is not as good as analyzing and finding the root cause. Can anybody advice a procedure with some simple steps to take suitable in this case? Thanks for your help. (...) Read more? Sign up for free

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  Processing Plant Cause and Effect - Basic Questions
Craig Power, United Kingdom, Member
  Hi, I know the following answer doesn't give you a procedure, but as a capital equipment buyer I suggest the following basic areas to review:
- Is the equipment specified for the required outputs or has the requirement changed over time?
- Are the production materials used consistent to a specification that you know the machine can utilise / give required outputs from?
- Are the production operators / or maintenance personnel making changes from day to day or shift to shift which effect the equipment performance? There should be a base setting that works. Often through time small 'tweaks' become big issues.
- Is a basic preventative maintenance routine followed and are breakdown data present and evaluated?
- Can the equipment supplier be of help in this area? Many users often (post purchase) neglect the expertise the machinery suppliers bring to the table - many suppliers have seen most of the equipment (or process) problems before. What seem complex issues in your organisation may be quite common to the supplier.

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How to Apply Cause and Effect Analysis in a Processing Plant?
When Should we Use a Cause Effect Diagram?
🔥Using the Ishikawa Diagram in the Public Sector
Best Practices
🥇What is the Taguchi Principle?
🥈Cause and Effect Diagram: Next Steps
🥉Solution and Effect Diagram
Determining the Relevance of a Problem with an Ishikawa Diagram
Six Sigma and Fishbone Diagram
Understanding Demand and Failure Demand
Ishikawa System Limitations
Complex Effect and Cause Relations
Ishikawa Process in Quality Control and Quality Management
Only the Probable, Approximate Main Cause is Found!
The 4Ms Model to Name Ishikawa Main Causes


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