equipment failure

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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"
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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.
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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. Servo valves fail, as one common scenario goes, when these particles interfere with the spool's movement.
* minimum unscheduled downtime - By predicting equipment failure, PdM allows the equipment to be repaired before breakdown;
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EasyCarb will remove odorant vapors during maintenance, odorant refill, pressure release, equipment failure and small odorant spills.
An investigation has been launched into an equipment failure at the GBP623m Swanwick air traffic control centre in Hampshire, UK, which resulted in a near miss.
Intelligent monitoring and warning systems built into standard chips could sogn be saving industry large sums of money, by anticipating criticad equipment failure.
Now all Chinooks will be fitted with an advanced electronic monitoring system, warning of potential equipment failure and recording all data.

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