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Lagging Indicator

An indicator that follows an event, such as a drop in reliability or performance after the degradation or failure of an asset.   

A lagging indicator may be a sign of potential failure ("P") of an asset and is reflected on a P-F Interval.

Leading indicators, lagging indicators and coincident indicators on a PF Curve.
Fig. Leading indicators, lagging indicators and coincident indicators on a PF Curve.

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I. Care is using destructive testing to reveal hidden stuff going on in the iceberg under the surface (latent defects, concealed conditions, lagging indicators)
Fig. I. Care is using destructive testing to reveal the hidden stuff going on in the iceberg under the surface (latent defects, concealed conditions, lagging indicators, legacy problems, root causes, back-of-house problems, interval censoring, covert failures).

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