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Random Failure Pattern
One of six failure patterns identified by Nolan and Heap in a study conducted in the late 1970s.

The six patterns form a deterioration model that includes the following insight from the study:


Attributes
Listed below are some of the key attributes for assets that exhibit a random failure pattern:


Reasons for Failure
Listed below are
some of the reasons for failure



Management
Assets with this type of failure patterns are sometimes best suited to a failure replacement policy but this depends on their risk criticality.

A Condition-Based Maintenance (CbM) is generally best suited to these types of assets.

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Fig. The six types of asset failure patterns identified by Nolan and Heap.

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