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Reliability & Maintenance Strategy

Reliability & Maintenance Strategy

IDCON can help your organization define a clear and simple Reliability and Maintenance Strategy for your plant, mine, mill, and/or corporation.

The strategy usually include:

  • Step 1: A clear vision of where you want to go
  • Step 2: An understanding of how good you are
  • Step 3: Develop a plan to close the gap between how good you are & how good you can become
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Mills and Technologies - Maintenance

Did you Review Your Last Shutdown/Turnaround?

Did you Review Your Last Shutdown/Turnaround?

In best practices, a closeout review or critique meeting gathers all the information from the last event and uses it to prepare for the next event. It is the ammunition y...

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Precision Roll Grinders vs. Other Grinding Services: The Rewards of Value, Part I

Precision Roll Grinders vs. Other Grinding Services: The Rewards of Value, Part I

A True Story

Here's a true story to demonstrate cost savings. A maintenance supervisor chose the least expensive roll grinding service from a short stack of bids. Upper ma...

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Is your Reliability and Maintenance Strategy Lacking Individual Development?

Is your Reliability and Maintenance Strategy Lacking Individual Development?

For a competitive advantage, an organization must have a basic development strategy for Reliability and Maintenance. Following Reliability and Maintenance best practices ...

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Improving Flaker Productivity - A Case Study

Improving Flaker Productivity - A Case Study

Often the goal for roll cleaning is to prevent contaminants from getting into the finished product. However, for the flaking industry, application-specific doctor blades ...

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Bearing Preservation

Bearing Preservation

A bearing has a random life due to a complex set of factors that determine the life of a bearing. SKF confirms that bearing life is random even when bearings are operatin...

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Case Study - Suction box rebuild

Case Study - Suction box rebuild

In 2013 a newsprint mill in southern USA was losing suction in one of their suction couch rolls, specifically roll #5095. They replaced it with spare roll #5094 and disma...

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Two reasons why your reliability and maintenance improvement initiatives might not generate achievable results

Two reasons why your reliability and maintenance improvement initiatives might not generate achievable results

I'll summarize these two reasons for you and then give you more details.

  • Lack of long-term consistent leadership
  • Focus on the tools that support the holistic system instead...
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Mills and Technologies - Maintenance

Two reasons why your reliability and maintenance improvement initiatives might not generate achievable results

Two reasons why your reliability and maintenance improvement initiatives might not generate achievable results

I'll summarize these two reasons for you and then give you more details.

  • Lack of long-term consistent leadership
  • Focus on the tools that support the holistic system instead...
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