Archive | July, 1998

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3:46 am
July 2, 1998
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Committing Suicide with Silver Bullets

My fourth article in this series mentioned that in order to apply standards of physical asset custodianship similar to those applied to financial assets, every failure mode must be properly accounted for. Among other things, this obliges us to try to identify every failure mode that is reasonably likely to affect the functions of all […]

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3:44 am
July 2, 1998
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Does It Really Matter?

I’ve heard tales of woe from a number of maintenance professionals about the tremendous effort required to install enterprise-wide software. They have had to thoroughly examine their work processes (some for the first time) to see how they can adapt them to the business model presented by the software. The lucky ones had an opportunity […]

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7:11 pm
July 1, 1998
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Take Full Advantage Of Oil Analysis

Relying on oil analysis simply to guide oil change decisions leaves lots of valuable information on the table about a machine’s health. Here is an overview. Historically, machine condition monitoring and predictive maintenance activities have been very sectarian in nature. Researchers and practicing engineers alike have maintained a one-dimensional approach to the business of machine […]

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5:10 pm
July 1, 1998
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A General Tool for Acceptance Testing

The Reliable Quantification Test can be used setting general acceptance standards for production equipment. MS Excel helps calculate MTBF values. Design and fabrication are critical steps in providing reliable equipment. Many frustrations could be avoided if a “crystal ball” were available to see, before acceptance, how the system will operate 6 months after bringing it […]

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