Maintenance

Mills and Technologies - Maintenance

Plan a Clear Path to Reliability Improvements

Plan a Clear Path to Reliability Improvements

The term reliability was discussed in my last column. I argued that maintenance should be responsible primarily for "equipment reliability" and work in a close partnership with operations, whose primary responsibility is "process reliability," and engineering would control life cycle cost (LCC).

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Leaders in Maintenance, Part 2

Leaders in Maintenance, Part 2

In Part 1 of this series on maintenance leadership, I explored two points:

  1. Maintenance leaders need to know what to lead toward in order to become effective leaders.
  2. The lead...
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Leaders in maintenance: A good idea, perhaps?

Leaders in maintenance: A good idea, perhaps?

Mahatma Gandhi was once asked what he thought of Western civilization. He replied that he thought it would be a good idea. The same thought comes to mind when considering...

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Prevent industrial manufacturing accidents with proper waste removal methods

Prevent industrial manufacturing accidents with proper waste removal methods

Workplace injuries such as slips, trips and falls spiked 10 percent to 793 in 2014 from 724 in 2013, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Fatal injuries in t...

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Mills and Technologies - Maintenance

When bearings wear

When bearings wear

It's a fact of life that all bearings, even the most highly engineered, will eventually wear and require either repair or replacement. This article explores the options f...

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Execute the basics of reliability and maintenance well and you will get guaranteed results. Part II

Execute the basics of reliability and maintenance well and you will get guaranteed results. Part II

With maintenance prevention we include everything you do to prevent problems from occurring. We like to use the term "Problems" because the context of total manufacturing...

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Execute the basics of reliability and maintenance well and you will get guaranteed results. Part I

Execute the basics of reliability and maintenance well and you will get guaranteed results. Part I

First I like to tell you about myself and from what perspective I write this article. My world is process industries such as Iron, Steel, Pulp, Power and Wood based indus...

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CMMS and Preventive Maintenance (part 3)

CMMS and Preventive Maintenance (part 3)

In the previous two articles, I discussed methods for developing a good preventive maintenance (PM) and condition monitoring program. In this column, I further comment on...

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CMMS and Preventive Maintenance (part 2)

CMMS and Preventive Maintenance (part 2)

In the first part of this series of columns on Preventive Maintenance (PM) I talked about the necessity of having a good route based function in your Computerized Mainten...

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