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Wear Out 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:

Listed below are some of the key attributes of assets that exhibit the infant mortality failure pattern:
  • Deterioration models can anticipate the failure cycles.

Reasons for Failure
Listed below are

Assets with this type of failure pattern are sometimes best suited to a preventive replacement strategy.

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

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