Failure Cause or Root Cause
Circumstances associated with design, manufacture, installation, use and maintenance that have led to a failure. NOTE See also B.2.3.
Source: API STD 689, Collection and Exchange of Reliability and Maintenance Data for Equipment, First Edition, July 2007. Global Standards
Circumstances during design, manufacture or use that have led to a failure. NOTE Generic failure cause codes applicable for equipment failures are defined in ISO 14224:2006, B.2.3.
Source: ISO 20815:2008, Petroleum, petrochemical and natural gas industries – Production assurance and reliability management. Global Standards