07 November 2014

Root Cause Analysis of HALT Failures

If you missed the original presentation of this webinar, not to worry, you have two more chances to catch it!  We will be re-braodcasting the recording and answering any new questions live on Thursday, November 13th. 


HALT can be an important step in best practice reliability activities but its use is extremely limited without root-cause analysis. In HALT, failures are frequently treated in either a "fix and move on"  or "ignore as not relevant" fashion.  As a result, organizations experience significant losses from unreliable equipment and processes as they repeatedly correct rather than prevent problems.  This is a reactive rather than a proactive method of solving, managing an eliminating undesirable events. 


Root Cause Analysis (RCA) is a structured, systematic, analytical approach that, when used correctly, can prevent and alleviate chronic failures.  When further enhanced with knowledge of common failure mechanisms, RCA can dramatically accelerate the problem solving process.


This webinar covers a case study of a classic Highly Accelerated Life Testing (HALT) activity. The HALT consisted of:

  • Cold Step Stress
  • Hot Step Stress
  • Rapid Thermal Transition
  • Vibration Step Stress
  • Combined Thermal and Vibration


We'll review each failure mode, when the failure occurred during the HALT process, and the root-cause of the failure. We'll provide an assessment as to relevancy of the failure mode for the field environment and possible corrective actions.


What Root Cause Analysis of HALT Failures (Pre-recorded)
Presenters Cheryl Tulkoff and Greg Caswell, DfR Solutions
When Thursday, the 13th of November 2014
Where Online
Duration 1,5 hour
Time 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM CET - Register
Time 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM CET - Register