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Warranty Defect

A symptom of the failure, deficiency or some physical deterioration of an asset, as a  result of  a prescribed warranty and not as a result of  any deferred maintenance. or normal exposure conditions.


Correlation with Other Types of Concerns

The relationship between warranty defects and maintenance deficiencies is often difficult to gauge.


Attributes
Listed below are some of the attributes of a warranty defect
  • Intrinsic failure rather than extrinsic failure.
  • Premature failure of a component(s) before an industry accepted time has transpired.
  • some form of anomaly.
  • The defect will impair the performance of the asset.
  • Need to trace back to the root cause.

Examples
Listed below are some examples of warranty defects

  • Missing or discontinuous sealant joint
  • Premature delamination of paint coatings


Types/Classification
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 (and other creative means) 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, and potential failures).

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