Browse Publications Technical Papers 2014-36-0379

Root Cause Analysis, and Influence of Environmental Characteristics on a Heavy Duty Diesel Engine Fault in High Altitude 2014-36-0379

The objective of this article is to present a root-cause analysis performed to support the fault trace of a heavy duty diesel engine breakdown, operating in high altitude. The process to elaborate a cause-effect diagram, also known as Ishikawa diagram is briefly described. Some factors that can influence the engine behavior and its reliability are listed in the cause-effect diagram. According to the failure mode analyzed, the selected factors are then described, and how they could interfere in the engine functioning.


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