In some cases, premature flaking or abnormal damage may lead to machine failure. Causes includes improper handling, excessive misalignment, insufficient lubrication or contamination.
Often the cause can be a combination of these facors. It's possible to prevent these problems from reoccuring by making a complete investigation into a prematurely failed product. This includes examining handling procedures, installation processes, maintenance history and any operational environment history, all of which can be used to diagnos the cause of faliure.