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The Next Giant Leap for Electric System Reliability

The Next Giant Leap for Electric System Reliability

PG&E Proposes Nearly 1,600 MW of New Battery Energy Storage Capacity

Electrical Equipment: When Good Times Go Bad

Electrical Equipment: When Good Times Go Bad

It is easy to understand that we should properly maintain electrical equipment, but what is the potential risk associated with inadequate electrical equipment maintenance?

Criticality Analysis

What is Criticality Analysis?

Can Criticality Analysis support Better Decision Making?

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How things fail

How Things Fail

“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”
Sun Tzu, The Art of War

What is failure?

What is failure?

We spend a lot of time trying to understand Reliability

What Is Reliability?

What Is Reliability?

Depending upon your perspective, there are multiple answers to this seemingly unanswerable question.

Designing for Reliability in Capital Projects and Supporting Operational Excellence

Designing for Reliability

An Introduction to a Common Sense Strategy

This presentation will provide a framework for mapping operational excellence into the capital projects process and designing for reliability, reviewing operational excellence principles with a view on how to integrate those principles in the design and capital projects process, providing for reliability and availability, ease of operation and ease of maintenance.

Design for Reliability (DfR): A Practical Case Study

Design for Reliability (DfR): A Practical Case Study

Designing for reliable sustainable assets is paramount in any capital project, yet most projects forgo design for reliability (DfR) and follow a typical asset lifecycle approach without much attention to design-related defects and how they impact maintainability, operability, reliability, energy (MORE), etc.

2020: Time Odyssey to STOP Machinery Breakdown LOSSES

2020: Time Odyssey to STOP Machinery Breakdown LOSSES

Among all of the global challenges we faced and solved during the year 2020, there is one that will stand out in our industry and will forever change the way we manufacture our products. Breakdowns used to dominate our industry severely and negatively affecting output (GNP). 

Great Safety Is Great Business

Great Safety Is Great Business

Thousands of electrical personnel are injured or killed annually on the job because of electrical accidents. Companies lose millions of dollars from unplanned power interruptions or outages due to failing critical electrical assets. Can these two scenarios be eliminated by technology? The answer is yes!

Defining Roles and Responsibilities Using RACI

Defining Roles and Responsibilities Using RACI

When an organization clearly defines roles and responsibilities, everyone gets on the same page and seeming the same vision how we work together as a team. Use the analogy that having everyone working together is like pulling an elephant. So how does one pull an elephant? By aligning everyone’s thinking so that we work together toward a common goal.