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Effective Work Procedures
By Tom Dabbs and Dan Pereira
Pump reliability is an old topic, but it is just as relevant today as it was the first time we heard it a few decades ago. There are some very good reasons to focus on improving pump reliability:
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By Ricky Smith
Does it seem like it's the same old thing every day and although you try your best to make improvements in equipment reliability, they never seem to stick? I know the feeling, and it is frustrating. But what if you could improve equipment reliability in seven days? I know what you are thinking: it will never work. However, consider the following seven-day schedule. It lays out an approach that you can use in your facility for improving your equipment reliability. Give these ideas a chance to succeed and you will be amazed with the results.
by Krzysztof (Kris) Goly
Over the last decade, there has been a general consensus throughout the industry that modern maintenance and plant asset management require the implementation of predictive maintenance techniques. In most instances, predictive technologies are implemented in the form of a Predictive Maintenance (PdM) Program. PdM programs are designed and implemented through various approaches. This article presents a business-based approach that has been utilized successfully by Siemens throughout the world and across various industries.
A Daily Planner for Effective Maintenance Supervision
By Ricky Smith CMRP
Maintenance supervisor updates equipment status and production/operation changes.
by Phillip Slater
It was about ten minutes before anyone noticed the smoke. The wiring had been heating up since the most recent planned maintenance activity. Apparently, the electrician didn't quite tighten up the joint and hadn't properly cleaned away the built up dust. The result was a hot joint and this heat quickly spread into the cable. The casing began to smoke and by the time the smoke was noticed the cabinet was actually on fire.
Looking Into the Future of the Industry
by Dennis Belanger
What is the ultimate vision for enterprise reliability? If you’re like me, occasionally you find yourself drifting off into a day dream. One of the recurring day dreams I’ve been having for the last 10 years involves this question. I often lapse into deep thought, pondering, “How is all of this reliability and maintenance stuff supposed to work?
Over the past year I've worked with Terry O'Hanlon to do a series of webinars on the most popular tools in the market place for improving manufacturing/operational performance in industrial plants. As part of these webinars, we've asked participants to answer a set of questions related to their practices to get a sense of how well they were working. Many of their responses were encouraging - 42% are working to apply lean manufacturing principles, of which 70% of those say its working; many are using the various tools in a sustainable way. And, more than 95% rated safety as a top priority.
By Ricky Smith
In the maintenance and reliability industry, the definition for proactive is:
- To act before the cost of doing so increases
- To act before the necessity of the situation demands it.
"A great maintenance manager sees the relationship of poor performance and the lack of good maintenance routines." "Poor performance always leads to the lack of maintenance routines or poor execution of existing routines." - Rick Mullen, Global Reliability Leader, Anheuser-Busch InBev
What is a Proactive Maintenance Technician?
A proactive maintenance technician is a highly- trained professional who is an expert in his or her skills area, has knowledge of other skills areas, including safety and production, and has a desire to learn more. This professional knows and can implement a failure modes driven maintenance strategy for any piece of equipment. A proactive maintenance technician uses knowledge and experience to ensure the maintenance process is optimized by making constructive recommendations to management concerning improvement areas.
Managing Maintenance for Production Reliability
by James Davis, PE, CMRP
About 30 years ago, the Plant Engineer of an ITT Rayonier paper mill in north Florida called me into his office and announced that, as a reward for a job well done, I was being given the position of Plant Maintenance Engineer. This was a bit confusing at first, as I was a mechanical/civil Project Engineer at the time, in a 38 year old facility that had never had a Maintenance Engineer.
by Malcolm Hide
So how do you go about setting up all of the maintenance requirements for several thousand discretely maintainable assets? This was the challenge facing us when we needed to set up the maintenance requirements package for a baggage handling system in a new airport terminal in a major international airport. From previous experience, and the airport requirements, we had a good idea of what needed to be done. The challenge was in the sheer size of the system-with a total asset base of over 28,000 discretely maintainable assets, we needed to find a more efficient way of doing things. As a result, we developed a three-step process (see Figure 1) that delivers a robust maintenance plan, based on a clearly defined strategy, which is easy to review and enables the implementation of changes when necessary. We have found that the principles hold well, regardless of the size of the system.
By Malcolm Hide
So how do you go about setting up all of the maintenance requirements for several thousand discretely maintainable assets? This was the challenge facing us when we needed to set up the maintenance requirements package for a baggage handling system in a new airport terminal in a major international airport. From previous experience, and the airport requirements, we had a good idea of what needed to be done.
Benchmarks Shed Light on Maintenance & Reliability Perceptions
by Klaus M. Blache, PhD
This interesting study compares data collected in 2008 to data collected in 1991 to chart the trends in reliability and maintenance over the last 17 years.
- Reliability Polls and Quizzes
- Give Work a Chance!
- CMMS Cost Justification: How Do You Justify the Purchase of a New CMMS System?
- Missing Link in Work Management
- Reliability Milestones Reached by Plant-Wide Oil Mist Systems
- Business Analytics
- Engagement - A Maintenance Story
- Why Drive Change? (3)
- Delayed Retribution - The Demise of Skilled Trades Apprenticeship Programs (1)
- Did You Get the Memo? A tongue-in-cheek look at the vicious cycle of corporate insanity
- Reliability Polls and Quizzes
- Electric Motor Bearing Greasing Basics (7)
- The 5S Method of Improvement - Enhancing Safety, Productivity and Culture
- Aerial Infrared – An Asset Management Tool for District Heating System Operators
- Asset Management: concepts and practices (8)
- Maintenance of Hydraulic Systems (3)
- CBM 2011 Video Proceedings (2)
- Improving on the Fishbone Effective Cause-and-Effect Analysis (2)
- Reliabilityweb.com 100 Top Web Sites
- Root Cause Failure Analysis Web Workshops
- Alignment and Balancing
- Asset Management
- CMMS and EAM
- Green Reliability
- Human Asset Management
- Infrared Thermal Imaging
- KPIs - Reliability Performance Metrics
- Lean Maintenance
- Maintenance Management
- Motor and Power System Testing
- MRO - Spares Management
- Oil and Fluid Analysis
- Planning and Scheduling
- PM Optimization
- Predictive Maintenance and Condition Monitoring Management
- Reliability-Centered Maintenance
- Reliability Engineering
- Reliability Leadership
- Root Cause Analysis
- Shutdowns and Turnarounds
- Total Productive Maintenance (Asset Care)
- Vibration Analysis