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Eliminating Defects from Maintenance Workmanship

Defects from Maintenance

Defects are anything that creates waste, erodes value, reduces production, compromises health, poses safety risks, or negatively impacts the environment.

Defect Elimination in the context of Uptime Elements

Defect Elimination in the context of Uptime Elements

Defect Elimination means a lot of things to a lot of people. Uptime Elements offers a specific context for defect elimination [DE] as a success factor on the reliability journey [RJ].

Achieving Operational Performance Through Maintenance And Reliability

Achieving Operational Performance Through Maintenance And Reliability

While most asset management and reliability efforts focus on reliability for the sake of the asset, this little gem focuses on bridging the gap between maintenance and operations.

Why Defect Elimination Is Effective

Defect Elimination is Effective for Reliability

Defect elimination (DE) is one of the more straightforward factors that can render immediate and significant savings.

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Becoming a High Reliability Organization Through Defect Elimination

Becoming a High Reliability Organization Through Defect Elimination

High reliability organizations (HRO) are organizations that effectively manage risks by identifying and controlling probability and consequence. Defect elimination is at the core to any organization wanting to improve or simply sustain their asset reliability.
 

Reducing Vibration Through Precision Maintenance

Reducing Vibration Through Precision Maintenance

What useful life can you expect from a motor if it is installed and maintained with an eye toward precision?

Becoming a High Reliability Organization Through Defect Elimination

Becoming a High Reliability Organization Through Defect Elimination

High reliability organizations (HRO) are those that effectively manage risks by identifying and controlling probability and consequence.

Confidence: The Magical Element of Cross Functional Teams by Winston Ledet

Confidence: The Magical Element of Cross Functional Teams by Winston Ledet

Please join Winston Ledet founder of the Manufacturing Game for a 12 minute video lesson about achieving success with small cross functional teams.

Reducing Vibration Through Precision

Reducing Vibration Through Precision

Reducing vibration no doubt reduces fatigue and failure, as proven by Dr. Wernher von Braun and leading reliability engineering schools, therefore increasing a component’s life span. 

Driving Defect Elimination and Continuous Improvement by Leveraging Big Data and Machine Learning

Driving Defect Elimination and Continuous Improvement by Leveraging Big Data and Machine Learning

This presentation will highlight the application and benefits of leveraging big data and machine learning on current and historical equipment reliability downtime events. This will allow us to better understand, predict, and control the condition and performance of HMEs. Both supervised and unsupervised machine learning methods will be used to extract valuable knowledge and information from the data for pattern recognition and classification.

10 Steps to Precision Maintenance Reliability Success

10 Steps to Precision Maintenance Reliability Success

While many factors contribute to lost opportunities for today’s manufacturers, equipment failures and breakdowns continue to be near the top of the list.

Hendrix Precision Maintenance

Hendrix Precision Maintenance

Hendrix Precision Maintenance, Hands-On Training will equip your maintenance team with the vital skills and implementation strategies needed to achieve and sustain reliable results. The plain truth is, our craftsmen, entrusted to maintain a multi-million-dollar fleet of machinery, have never been taught the precision maintenance skills necessary to

Do it Once - Do it Right.”

Creating a Shadow Network for Effective Defect Elimination

Creating a Shadow Network for Effective Defect Elimination

IMC-2017 Learning Session - 45:04
by George Mahoney, Merck.

This presentation explains how to create and tap into a cross-functional “shadow network” of people inside your organization who share a passion for making things better today than they were yesterday.

Hindsight - Taking Notice of the Telltale Signs

Hindsight - Taking Notice of the Telltale Signs

IMC-2017 Learning Session - 31:59
by Timothy Rice, Rio Tinto

Hindsight is the ability to understand an event or situation only after it has happened. How many times have you witnessed a catastrophic equipment failure and realized during the root cause analysis investigation that the little indicators you were seeing were the telltale signs that a catastrophic failure was about to occur?

Some significant equipment failure events which occurred recently showed just how much we need to take more notice of these “telltale” signs and prompted some questions. Have we become desensitized in our ability to recognize the telltale signs of failing equipment and are we accepting them as the new normal? How do we remove the complacency around these leading indicators?

To regain control we must introduce some chronic unease around the health of our assets and what we are accepting as a normalization of deviance.

Inherent Defect Elimination

Uptime Elements Defect Elimination

While predictive and preventive maintenance activities are useful in preventing failures, they do not permanently eliminate the defects inherent in an asset that allow the deterioration

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How Nova Scotia Power Implemented Its AM Program: Equipment Integrity Through PdM and RBI

How Nova Scotia Power Implemented Its AM Program: Equipment Integrity Through PdM and RBI

Aging assets, changing utilization, demographics and regulatory changes precipitated the need for an innovative and comprehensive asset management (AM) program at Nova Scotia Power Inc. (NSPI). Building on the elements of PAS55 and ISO55000, NSPI constructed a program for its power production business. The universal challenges of an aging infrastructure and workforce, along with industry specific and regulatory changes, demanded a shift in the company’s organizational philosophy toward asset management. Many of the company’s generating equipment assets are 30 to 40 years of age and had reached a point where new strategies were required. Among those strategies is the implementation of condition-based monitoring (CBM) techniques.

Normalization of Deviance and the Perception of Defects

Normalization of Deviance and the Perception of Defects

Ever walk into a room, look around and conclude that all is well. But then, someone picks up papers, a briefcase, or some other object from the floor, right where you were about to walk. You hadn’t seen it. Your vision is fine, so how could you have missed it? It makes you wonder how many other little things you missed in other places, too.

Defect Elimination From a CMMS Perspective

Defect Elimination From a CMMS Perspective

Defect elimination may be the most significant initiative within a maintenance reliability program. It may also provide the largest return on investment in terms of asset reliability and plant uptime. From a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) perspective, defect elimination can be used to focus on recurring failures and significant events, and also to address potential failures.

How to Extend Bearing Life

How to Extend Bearing Life

“The reliability of rotating equipment is almost inevitably linked directly to bearing life, and it is estimated bearing failure is responsible for almost 21 percent of these equipment failures.”
– Heinz P. Bloch, P.E., 2011