Equipment Reliability

Equipment reliability professionals need great troubleshooting and root cause analysis skills.

Improve Equipment Reliability by Using TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis

Equipment reliability expert Heinz Bloch helped us tailor TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis for equipment reliability professionals.

What are the biggest problems finding the root causes of equipment failures and equipment reliability issues? First, if you don’t do good troubleshooting to start with, you will lose the evidence you need to identify the failures root causes. That’s why we worked with equipment reliability expert Heinz Bloch to develop the Equifactor® Troubleshooting Tables. They can help your equipment experts or mechanics do a great job troubleshooting equipment problems and collecting the information you need for root cause analysis.

Second, equipment reliability experts know a lot about the equipment, but they don’t usually know about human factors. The TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis System will help guide equipment reliability experts to the root causes of equipment failures whether they are caused by mechanical failures or human errors.


  • Can’t afford repeat equipment failures.
  • Need better data to analyze generic causes of equipment reliability issues.
  • Need to develop better preventive maintenance/predictive maintenance programs based of equipment failure data.
  • Mechanics in the field need better troubleshooting skills.

TapRooT® - Changing the Way the World Solves Problems

Root Cause Analysis is a critical part of your equipment reliability program. TapRooT® was built (and is continuously improved) to help your company meet the ever increasing demands for reliable equipment, process reliability, improved safety, environmental stewardship, regulatory compliance, and product quality. See how we can help you meet these challenges.

TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis training

Your mechanics and equipment reliability professionals can be world-class troubleshooters and RCA experts after attending Equifactor® Troubleshooting and TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis training,

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TapRooT® Software

Improve the efficiency and effectiveness of your troubleshooters and analyze your root cause data to discover systemic equipment reliability issues using the patented TapRooT® Software.

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Root Cause Analysis Facilitation and Consulting

Need help with a difficult or politically sensitive investigation? We can support your efforts with our experienced engineers/experts.

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Root Cause Analysis Implementation and Strategy

Don’t reinvent the wheel. Take advantage of our experienced TapRooT® experts to help you design your equipment performance improvement initiative.

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The TapRooT® System enables companies across a wide variety of industries to become better at solving problems within their organization. In fact, we’ve never seen an industry that couldn’t use TapRooT® to improve root cause analysis. See the examples below.

Refining & Chemicals

There is constant pressure to improve reliability, efficiency, and safety in the refining and chemical industries. Whether you are improving process reliability, equipment reliability, process safety, industrial safety, or operating performance, TapRooT® can help. Equifactor® Troubleshooting and TapRooT® RCA has been proven to help equipment reliability professionals stop repeat equipment failures.

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Oil & Gas

You can’t afford unreliable equipment with the costs involved in exploration and production of oil and gas. Equifactor® Troubleshooting can help you get the data you need to understand equipment failures. TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis can help your equipment reliability experts find the causes of equipment problems whether they are caused by human errors or mechanical failures.

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Energy, Nuclear & Utilities

With the extremely competitive nature of electrical power production costs, you can’t afford unreliable equipment. Equifactor® Troubleshooting can help you get the data you need to understand equipment failures. TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis can help your equipment reliability experts find the causes of equipment problems whether they are caused by human errors or mechanical failures.

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Food & Beverage

The food and beverage industries need reliable equipment to avoid unnecessary line shutdowns and food contamination issues. TapRooT® can help you analyze the root causes of all types of equipment reliability issues. In addition, TapRooT® can help you improve your safety performance and prevent serious injuries and fatalities (SIFs) and ergonomic injuries.

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Whether you are improving equipment reliability, quality, efficiency, or safety, TapRooT® can help your manufacturing facility achieve excellence. TapRooT® can be used to understand the causes of manufacturing equipment failures and human errors that cause lost production and missed schedules. In addition, you can apply TapRooT® in your initiatives to prevent significant injuries and fatalities (SIFs).

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Mining & Minerals

Management in the mining and metals industries place significant emphasis on improving equipment reliability and safety. Does your facility want even better performance? Do you need to eliminate unnecessary equipment down time? Is preventing significant injuries and fatalities a goal for your company? Would you like to reduce your MSHA violations and improve your LTI rate? TapRooT® can help by helping you find and fix the root causes of problems.

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Reliable equipment is a must for pharmaceutical manufacturers who need high quality and and efficient production. Equifactor® Troubleshooting and TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis can help you understand the causes of line stoppages and quality and contamination issues. In addition, they can help you improve safety performance at your facility.

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