Root cause analysis of undesired asset behavior
Unexplained problem causes expensive production loss
Stoppages or other kinds of undesired behavior of important assets may cause expensive production losses and need to be fixed as soon as possible. Moreover, it is critical to understand why such problems occur and how to prevent them in the future. If the root cause cannot be found by intuition, however, searching large amounts of process data for potential hints can be very time consuming with spreadsheet software such as Excel. Simple charts and reports are often inappropriate to cover the numerous potential reasons that could lead to the problem.