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Root Cause Analysis

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Root Cause Analysis

June 5, 2018 @ 8:00 am - June 7, 2018 @ 5:00 pm


This course provides participants with an in-depth procedure for performing a root cause analysis using a logical cause mapping techniques. After learning these techniques, students will work in teams of 4-6 members to endeavor to identify problems, and after applying the RCA process, ultimately recommend solutions to various pump and seal failures presented in several cases studies. 60% classroom, 40% team exercises.

Specific topics include:

  • The necessity and purpose of RCA
  • Problem identification and classification
  • Traditional methods of cause and effect root cause analysis
  • Cause and effect mapping techniques
  • Selecting possible and best solutions from the map
  • Review of centrifugal pump troubleshooting procedures
  • Review of mechanical seal troubleshooting procedures
  • Pump and mechanical seal failure case studies
  • Following up a Root Cause Analysis



Senior operations and maintenance personnel and reliability engineers with field experience with centrifugal pumps and mechanical seals are preferred.


June 5, 2018 @ 8:00 am
June 7, 2018 @ 5:00 pm


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Vancouver, WA
Vancouver, WA United States + Google Map