Archive | September, 1998


3:47 am
September 2, 1998
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Who Are We?

Reliability is rapidly gaining acceptance as an active partner with maintenance in the minds of people responsible for equipment asset management and plant capacity. Perhaps it is the results of the formation of the Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals (SMRP) which included both maintenance and reliability in its name. Or, perhaps it is the […]


12:34 am
September 2, 1998
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Why CMMS Implementations Fail

Approach any plant manager who has recently been through the experience of implementing a new computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) and ask this question: “How did the project go?” Chances are you will get an answer that goes something like this: “Well, the system is finally in now, but it cost a lot more money […]


6:28 pm
September 1, 1998
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Shock Pulses Identify Faulty Bearings

According to Jim Obland, who is developing the predictive maintenance program at the Montana Power Project in Colstrip, MT, the two greatest enemies of cost-effective maintenance are guessing and second-guessing. His goal is to achieve condition-based maintenance to decrease downtime and increase production. His department is responsible for predictive maintenance programs at four power plants—two […]