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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Equipment effectiveness: Sporadic equipment failures and production changes cause equipment effectiveness loss (also called loss of "through-put").
Preventing equipment failure happens on your time when you schedule it.
An equipment failure at a Southern California Edison substation was blamed for a power outage Friday that affected more than 13,000 homes and businesses in Palmdale and Littlerock.
Customer notification of equipment failure shall not excuse the customer from penalty billing," while "prior notification of equipment failures will remain a customer responsibility, but will only be used for information and system load planning purposes.
About 2,000 DWP customers in Northridge and Reseda were without power for about three hours Monday afternoon, but it was due to equipment failure, not to the heat, DWP spokeswoman Darlene Battle said.
The incident caused a 30-second interruption to 3,400 electricity customers, said Denise Henderson, region manager for Southern California Edison, who said the disruption was due to equipment failure.
last May 25 that forced 200 airplanes to hold on the ground, resulted from human error and equipment failure, the report said.
The new cell, with 88% fewer electrical and fluid connections, significantly reduces the potential for equipment failure.
It was only the third time in 16 years of space shuttle flight that NASA brought astronauts home early because of equipment failure.
Whenever there has been an equipment failure, it is the passenger that suffers the inconvenience when timetables are disrupted.
Officials began their initial assessment to try to determine what caused the equipment failure but said it may be several weeks before they can make a determination.
Boiler rooms at high-rise residential properties are vulnerable to equipment failure, water damage, and theft of valuable equipment.

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