What is data failure?

A failure is the inability of a piece of equipment to perform its intended function. A failure may involve the complete loss of function, a partial loss of function, or the potential loss of function.

Reliability describes how likely it is that a piece of equipment will perform its intended function without failure for a given period of time. Reliability is expressed as a percentage and is expressed mathematically as (1 – The Probability of Failure).

The GE Digital APM Reliability Analytics module allows you to analyze failure data so that you can draw conclusions and make predictions about the reliability of your equipment and locations. To perform an analysis in Reliability Analytics, you must first collect failure data and store it in GE Digital APM. Examples of important data include:

  • Equipment type and location.
  • Failure modes.
  • Failure type, class, repair actions, and cost.
  • Design, process, diagnostic, and work order data.

After the data has been collected, you will need to format the data, and supply it to the GE Digital APM Reliability Analytics tools. Throughout this documentation, we assume that you are collecting and can access the data that is necessary to perform a Reliability Analysis.

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