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In DEPTH Cause Analysis for Equipment Problems

Equipment degrades, malfunctions, or fails outright... hopefully not too frequently, but every breakdown can be painful. So, of course, you will want to figure out exactly what happened, how it happened, and why (in hardware/software terms). You may want to dig a little deeper, though; every equipment malfunction or failure that you have is a valuable datapoint for gauging the health of your overall equipment program. That's why I've started creating a tool that should be able to help find programmatic causes  underneath the more easily observable  equipment performance issues. Since it is intended to be a Diagnostic for Equipment Programs, and uses Tabulated Heuristics, I call it DEPTH.
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