equipment failure


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n equipment failure a cessation of normal operation "there was a power breakdown"
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In literature:

I'm a perfectly equipped failure.
"The Ambassadors" by Henry James
Certainly no one is killed because of equipment failure.
"Anchorite" by Randall Garrett

In news:

College spokeswoman Wendy Grove said the power failure was likely related to the same equipment.
According to the Company, cooler turbine blades should also lengthen the life of the equipment by reducing metal fatigue and "creep" which eventually lead to failure of costly parts like turbine blades and guide vanes.
HTC restores service following equipment failure .
More than 1,200 Bangor Hydro customers in Bangor are without power Sunday due to an equipment failure.
WFHB has suffered an equipment failure in the past couple of days that has resulted in interference with its primary frequency, 91.3 FM.
Equipment Failures Aren't the Only Reason to Take the Plunge.
The failure of a new piece of equipment is traced to a sewage leak early last evening between Seneca and Clemson.
Last March, the world watched closely as Japan struggled to contain a series of equipment failures, hydrogen explosions and releases of radioactive materials at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.
"It appears we had an equipment failure of some sort".
This is also the period when spray equipment gets the most use and when an equipment breakdown or failure will have the biggest impact on productivity , scheduling, etc.
Elevated flaring at Shell continues after equipment failure An equipment failure at the Shell in Norco caused the release of unknown amounts of.
The iPulse Smart Reboot Device detects failure automatically and fully reboots locked-up electronic equipment.
Heli-Tube PTFE Spiral wrap applies like tape around over braided hydraulic hose to prevent chafing, which can puncture the wall to cause leaks and equipment failure.
Due to equipment failure on our tower, BRN St Louis is operating at lower capacity.
Stories on stainless steel rigging equipment failure often demonstrate that expert opinion on this subject varies a great deal.

In science:

These findings have analogues in power grids, where perturbations caused by equipment malfunction or operational errors can lead to large blackouts, but the appropriate shedding of power can substantially reduce subsequent failures [13, 14].
Controlling Complex Networks with Compensatory Perturbations
Figure 8: Jellyfish is highly resilient to failures: Normalized throughput per server decreases more gracefully for Jellyfish than for a same-equipment fat-tree as the percentage of failed links increases.
Jellyfish: Networking Data Centers Randomly
Gaps in the comparison during 2007 were caused by equipment failures in the station at Los Leones.
A Study of the Effect of Molecular and Aerosol Conditions in the Atmosphere on Air Fluorescence Measurements at the Pierre Auger Observatory
The paper’s main experiments involve software equipped with contracts (specification elements embedded in the software and sub ject to run-time evaluation, such as pre- and postconditions and class invariants); in such a context, the testing process focuses on generating failures due to contract violations.
The Search for the Laws of Automatic Random Testing
The NUSEL power supply should be stable, with a history of infrequent power outages, and uninterruptible power supplies should be in place to keep critical equipment operating during power spikes or failures.
Reference Design Project Book: NUSEL-Homestake