Diagnose and Resolve Your Asset Risk
risk a loss in productivity and a drop in
asset reliability to the unknown. Aladon’s
RCFA methodology is a continuous improvement
tool for your organizational asset strategy,
and when used together with other reliability
processes such as RCM and RBI, provides a
holistic approach to asset failure management.
Whereas RCM is
applied proactively (before the failure
occurs) and delivers the best proactive
failure management strategy for all types of
assets (Operating Contexts), RCFA is applied
reactively (after the failure has happened) to
allow reliability engineers the ability to
maximize equipment availability and improve
of RCFA and RCM is especially effective:
improving resource planning, forecasting as
well as the implementation of effective
corrective measures. By joining forces with
other risk-based approaches – RCD™, RCM3™ and
RBI3™ – RCFA empowers businesses to diagnose
and resolve risks and threats quickly and
How Does It
RCFA is the
leading methodology for determining what must
be done to ensure that any negative deviation
in performance for any asset or system WILL
NOT HAPPEN AGAIN (within tolerable levels of
risk as defined in the organization’s asset
The Aladon RCFA
process follows two distinct approaches, which
is based on the overall risk exposure:
performance gaps leading to low and medium
risks, an informal process (“5 Whys”) is
performance gaps or deviations resulting in
high risks to the organization (safety,
environmental and high economic impact), our
formal approach is recommended.
logic assists companies in selecting the
correct approach based on consequence and
risk. Once the approach is determined, we then
register the RCFA and one of our highly
trained RCFA facilitators will lead the
Approach – The “5 Why” steps:
define the equipment/process on which the
event or failure has happened.
problem (event or failure).
and list the possible causes.
most likely cause (must be able to explain
why it was selected).
Apply the “5
Why” principle (on the selected “most
why until the “root cause” is identified.
validate the solution.
equipment and boundaries for analysis.
and effect analysis.
detailed cause and effect procedure is
followed and consideration is given to
contributing conditions, protective devices,
barriers, controls, etc.