Envista Forensics White Paper

Designed to Fail Controlling How Machinery and Systems React When Failure Happens

Author: Melissa Simpson, P.E., Project Engineer, Envista Forensics

Although the phrase “failure is not an option” may be a common philosophy, the prudent engineer will consider the effects of failure and the preferred outcome in order to mitigate dangerous or undesirable results. Though the future cannot be predicted with certainty, the certainty of failure is assured. When it comes to the design of machinery or systems, there is a reasonable expectation for engineers to render a design with careful consideration to operation in both ideal and less-than ideal circumstances. Following industry standards and best practices are implicit in responsible engineering. Read the full article