November 27, 2021 | Emily Pritt

What are the most useful features of Equifactor®?: A TapRooT® TV Video Premiere

What are the most useful features of Equifactor®?

Before we discuss the most useful features, let’s begin with understanding what Equifactor® does and who it helps. 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 failure’s 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 on equipment failure data.
  • Mechanics in the field need better troubleshooting skills.

Equifactor® Equipment Troubleshooting & TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis are powerful methods to ensure your machinery issues are correctly fixed the first time.

What’s the most useful feature of Equifactor®?

We’re addressing the most useful features such as the SnapCharT®, Troubleshooting Tables, Change Analysis, and Root Cause Tree®. Tune in to TapRooT® TV this week and find out as Ken and Emily explain all things Equifactor®!

Watch Ken Reed and Emily Pritt as they discuss this topic

TapRooT® TV–What’s it about?

Tune in to our TapRooT® Facebook or YouTube to watch the best midday lunch and learn premiering each Wednesday, or listen to the conversation on the TapRooT® podcast. We explore ways to help you with your root cause analysis and incident investigation programs. Learn to find and fix root causes and develop corrective actions that improve safety, production, maintenance, and quality.

Presenter Biographies

Ken Reed brings 21 years of US Navy nuclear operator and supervisor experience to System Improvements, having served on numerous fast attack, ballistic missile, and research submarines. He is currently the Project Manager for the Equifactor® Equipment Troubleshooting module of the TapRooT® software, overseeing course and software updates and revisions. He holds a B.S. in Electronics Management from Southern Illinois University. He was born and raised in Watertown, NY, and currently resides in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Emily Pritt is a postgraduate researcher, communication strategist, & firearms instructor. She joined System Improvements, Inc. in 2020 and is a creative content writer and host for the TapRooT® TV Video Premiere series LIVE on Facebook, YouTube, and podcast platforms. She is most active on LinkedIn where she manages the company social media page and TapRooT® users & friends group. Emily has an Associate degree from Pellissippi State, a Bachelor’s in Communication from King University, and pursues a Master’s in Strategic Communication from the University of Tennessee.  

Join us May 2-6, 2022 at the Global TapRooT® Summit!

If you want to learn practical ways to improve:

  • Safety
  • Quality
  • Performance Excellence
  • Risk Management
  • Human Performance
  • Incident Investigations
  • Process Safety
  • Asset Reliability
  • and more!

Then you’ll want to attend the 2022 Global TapRooT® Summit, in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Register for a TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training Course

TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training courses are taught all over the world. If you are interested in learning how to stop repeat incidents, find a 2-day or 5-day course.  We are available to train you and your staff on-site at your workplace; contact us to discuss your needs. You may also call us at 865.539.2139.

Courses & Training, Equipment Reliability / Equifactor®, Root Cause Analysis
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