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Origin Modal Curve
The highest frequency of retirements of an asset class occurs in the first year following placement in service.

This is equivalent to the "Infant Mortality Failure Pattern" identified by Nolan and Heap.

Reasons for Failure:
Listed below are some possible reasons for failure during the early life of an asset.
  • Product manufacturer defects.
  • Installation errors.
  • Incorrect commissioning.
  • Maintenance that is too invasive.
  • Naive owner that neglect critical balancing in the early life of the asse

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