Archive | April, 1997

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3:14 am
April 2, 1997
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Beyond Reliability To Profitability

In the modern industrial environment, equipment reliability and reliability improvement must offer solid financial justification. Profit-centered maintenance shows how to meet the challenge. Financial considerations, namely profitability, drive most aspects of modern process and manufacturing operations. The premise of profitability is the basis for profit-centered maintenance (PCM), a continuous process of reliability and administrative improvement […]

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12:15 am
April 2, 1997
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A New Approach to Maintaining Process Control Field Devices

Adding microprocessors to field instruments has transformed them into data acquisition systems and transmission terminals. Now technicians can use well-designed software to see what is happening inside plant instrumentation.   When asset management software is used, devices that need service can signal the operator or maintenance shop before they fail, lowering maintenance or repair costs […]

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12:15 am
April 2, 1997
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A New Approach to Maintaining Process Control Field Devices

Adding microprocessors to field instruments has transformed them into data acquisition systems and transmission terminals. Now technicians can use well-designed software to see what is happening inside plant instrumentation. When asset management software is used, devices that need service can signal the operator or maintenance shop before they fail, lowering maintenance or repair costs and […]

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9:50 pm
April 1, 1997
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Maintenance Training into the 21st Century

Old tried-and-true training methods often fail to achieve the desired results in today’s maintenance and reliability improvement environment. Much has changed in recent years because of workforce in transition, skills shortages, new equipment technologies, downsizing, and cost cutting. The next logical step is to fundamentally rethink our training approaches. Accelerating the maintenance and reliability learning […]

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9:47 pm
April 1, 1997
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Star Watching

George Lucas’s three Star Wars films are very important to me. I had the pleasure of viewing each one in a large theater with my children. The films provided our family with entertainment experiences to be savored for the rest of our lives. The recent release of the Star Wars Trilogy special edition 20 years […]

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8:56 pm
April 1, 1997
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Evaluating Maintenance Information Management Systems

The level of detail to consider in determining requirements and evaluating vendors is critical. It is not uncommon for evaluation and selection of a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) to take 6 months to a year. Too much detail can lead to cumbersome evaluations and comparisons and can create a “paralysis by analysis” situation. Too […]

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