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Choose to Reuse: Environmental Benefits of Reconditioned SF6


When it comes to medium and high voltage circuit breakers, there is no better electrical insulator than sulfur hexafluoride (SF6). The manufactured gas is most commonly used to fill circuit breakers within utility substations to prevent and quench arcing events.

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What Hides Behind the Term: Lean Maintenance


Those familiar with the application of lean principles have come across terms like: lean manufacturing, lean enterprise and lean organization. But lean maintenance is not as commonly discussed as the other three terms. 

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Technologies That Make Asset Monitoring Boring (In a Good Way)


A call about a line outage or a message from an operator that “something’s wrong” is not a good start to the day. Early warning signs are there to be found. However, maintenance engineers can’t be everywhere at once. Time between data rounds is when something can go wrong, and some equipment isn’t even on a data collection route.

Many experienced maintenance professionals are at or near retirement age. With fewer replacements on the horizon, manufacturers are increasingly looking to industrial technology to maximize worker productivity to unlock capacity and improve overall equipment effectiveness (OEE). Better uptime starts with better data. These four technologies help provide better data quality and access to the teams that keep plants up and running.

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Leadership Is Vital to Success


Leadership is vital to the success of all companies. It is a journey that requires reference points to ensure leaders remain on course and continue to grow. Almost all companies need more deliberate and focused leadership development. They need leaders who inspire people to follow. This is especially true when implementing successful work processes. This article describes the needed steps, as well as the roles and responsibilities required, for implementing successful work processes and a leadership structure.

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Implementing an Effective Asset Management Process to Improve Reliability


The 10 Rights of Asset Management process is designed in such a way that ensures organizations will do the right things from the start of the need/concept right through to disposal. Organizations operate in a very competitive environment. To survive, they need to stay competitive and must continue to improve processes and get more value, both in the form of return from physical assets and high productivity from human assets (i.e., their people). They need both physical and human assets to be reliable in order to deliver more value to their customers while reducing TCO.

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Work Safety – Part 2


The ABCs of Job Safety Analysis

Techniques to make jobs safe by planning

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Q & A with Brandy Avery

With over 20 years of IFM, Project, and Global Program Management experience, Brandy leads the IFM Deployment team, which is responsible for coordinating major transitions for new and expanded real estate portfolios for North American and global clients in JLL’s Corporate Solutions business.