Failure

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Definitions

European Definitions

EU JRC
Failure is a short- or long-term loss of the electric power to an area. [1]



Other International Definitions

IAEA

Failure: The structure, system or component is considered to fail when it becomes incapable of functioning, whether or not this is needed at that time. [2]


National Definitions

Egypt

Failure: The temporary or permanent termination of but is also used in other applications the ability of an entity to perform its required function. [3]



Italy

Guasto: Cedimento di un componente elettrico o una condizione di pericolo per persone o cose, che determina l’immediata messa fuori servizio di un elemento della Rete. Il guasto può essere: (1) transitorio, quando viene eliminato dalle sequenze automatiche di apertura e richiusura dei dispositivi di interruzione; (2) permanente in tutti gli altri casi. [4]


United States

DHS
Failure is the inability of a system or component to perform its required functions within specified performance requirements. [5]


Standard Definition

IETF

Other Definitions

Aqua
Falen: het onverwacht eindigen van het juist functioneren of het niet (meer) voldoen aan vastgestelde criteria van het systeem of een gedeelte daarvan. [6]


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