Equipment Failure Codes

Jump-start your RCM initiative with the industry’s largest Equipment Failure Code Registry.

SwainSmith’s Problem–Failure-Action Codes provide maintenance with vital insights into corrective maintenance activities. Our equipment failure codes are equipment class specific, so you get deep and precise information about where problems are originating, which components are failing, how they were fixed, and which failures are costing the most money.

  • 44,000+ Problem–Failure–Action–Cause codes
  • 200,000+ failure relationships
  • 1,037 distinct equipment classes

Forget the long development process. Build on our foundation and cut development time by 75%. Our failure coding registry has been developed over 20 years to give you a rock-solid foundation for EAM/CMMS reliability reporting and analysis.

Start improving asset reliability today with SwainSmith’s Equipment Failure Code Registry.

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Know your equipment: past, present, and future.


Know exactly what happened. Zero in on asset failures based on their equipment class, problem, and failure reason.


Know how much it cost in time and money. Discover which action was taken, how frequently, and at what cost.


Know when it will happen again. Using the asset’s work history record, accurately determine the optimum maintenance schedule.

Equipment Class, Problem Reasons, Failure Reasons Chart

SwainSmith's Solutions work with all ERP/EAM/CMMS Platforms

Oracle, IBM Maximo, Infor EAM, Bigfoot, IFS, SAP