How do you know if your oil analysis program is providing you the information you need to make proper maintenance decisions? This case study focuses on how a power plant was utilizing an oil analysis program, but was not getting value out of the information provided. Working together with a commercial laboratory, they were able to restructure their lube oil sampling program resulting in a documented savings of over $100,000 in the first year.

Osceola Generation Station is a 600MW power plant. The plant had experienced a number of unit trips, plugged filters, and sticking servo valves in their control system. All of these resulting in additional Operation and Maintenance costs. However, the oil analysis reports continued to come back with "Normal" reports.

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Predictive Maintenance: ROI And How To Build The Business Case

In this ReliabilityTalk Coffee Break, Terrence O’Hanlon and Sean Gregerson from Aveva will discuss the roadblocks for building the business case for predictive maintenance. To assess the right ROI, it is key to understand what impact predictive maintenance could have for your business and how to set priorities accordingly and involve the stakeholders necessary for success.

Do you know which assets are critical to your business success and what data is needed to monitor assets or process anomalies? Learn what factors determine a successful pilot and what is needed to scale rapidly for a quick ROI.

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Outage Management Using Projects: Implementation and Lessons Learned

Power plants manage outages multiple times a year. We will review the challenges we faced with the out of the box solution and the reports, custom fields, and new applications we created to manage the outage projects more efficiently and effectively.

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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?

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Digital Built America: Interview with Michael Salvato and Kariona Lord-Levins

A conversation with Michael Salvato and Kariona Lord-Levins discussing the now and future of digital built America.