equipment failure

Also found in: Thesaurus, Acronyms, Encyclopedia.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: failure - a cessation of normal operation; "there was a power breakdown"
failure - an event that does not accomplish its intended purpose; "the surprise party was a complete failure"
brake failure - brakes fail to stop a vehicle
engine failure - engine does not run
misfire, dud - an explosion that fails to occur
outage - a temporary suspension of operation (as of computers); "there will be a network outage from 8 to 10 a.m."
power failure, power outage - equipment failure resulting when the supply of power fails; "the ice storm caused a power outage"
fault - (electronics) equipment failure attributable to some defect in a circuit (loose connection or insulation failure or short circuit etc.); "it took much longer to find the fault than to fix it"
References in periodicals archive ?
NTT East, which suspects the disruption was the result of an equipment failure, said it has since identified the cause and launched repair work.
Constantly in the past two months, passengers have reported trains to, from and within North Wales, including Virgin Trains and Arriva Trains Wales, have suffered from delays and equipment failures, usually causing or caused by a shortage of rolling stock.
Other factors were equipment failure (n = 2, 22%), illegal or unauthorized dumping (n = 1, 11%), and other (n = 1, 11%).
Most oil-maintenance regimens include a means of tracking the number of particles within a given size class because hard, micron-sized particulate has long been considered the chief culprit in hydraulic equipment failure.
There was a significant equipment failure at our substation, and we worked safely and as quickly as possible to restore power to this great city, said Barry Anderson, PG&E vice president of Electric Distribution.
Almost every day in the past two months, passengers have reported that trains to, from and within North Wales, including Virgin trains and Arriva Trains, Wales, have suffered from delays, and equipment failures, actually causing or caused by a shortage of rolling stock.
minimum unscheduled downtime - By predicting equipment failure, PdM allows the equipment to be repaired before breakdown;
WS-C2960XR-24PS-I 13 EACH AND WS-C2960XR-48LPD-I 5 EACH The City of Deltona requires direct advanced replacement within the first year with any equipment failure.
Simply put, the principle is: Preventing equipment failure is better than dealing with equipment failure.
The Vincent Substation explosion and fire, which was being blamed on equipment failure, burned late into the night - fed by 230,000 gallons of mineral oil stored at the facility, officials said.
Reduction of major losses, Move the focus to reducing losses due to scheduling, equipment failure, production changes, equipment effectiveness, idle time or minor stoppages, defects and/or rejects, and start-up and loading/unloading losses.
The advantages of maintenance systems, according to Schmidt are reduced equipment failure, inventory, etc.

Full browser ?