Spurious Trip

Unexpected shutdown results from error(s) in the control/monitoring system or error(s) imposed on the control/monitoring system originating from the environment or people.For some equipment, “spurious stop” is defined as a failure mode that can be either a real trip or a spurious trip as defined above depending on cause.

Source: API STD 689, Collection and Exchange of Reliability and Maintenance Data for Equipment, First Edition, July 2007. Global Standards


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