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An issue or problem with the condition or performance of an asset, as existing on the date of inspection, which requires some form of corrective action, such as maintenance, repair, or replacement. Concerns are identified in a condition assessment (FCA).  

Classification of Concerns
Listed below is a four-class classification scheme.

  • Warranty Defect (intrinsic and premature failure during warranty)
  • Maintenance Deficiency
  • Lifecycle Deficiency (intrinsic failure after warranty period)
  • Stochastic Deficiency

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