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|Post- "F" Period
referenced as: >F.
The period of time after an asset has reached functional failure ("F") along the P-F curve.
The post-F period represents the final phase in a three-phase life cycle model and deterioration model of assets:
The post-F period is characterized by the following general attributes:
The length of the post-F period varies dramatically across different assets. Listed below are some examples:
The following factors will have a bearing on the length and attributes of the post-F period for assets:
This is a very difficult stage to manage in the life of an asset. Listed below are some management principles to guide owners:
Fig. P-F curve indicating the pre-P, P-F and post-F intervals associated with the lifecycle of an asset.
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