Archive | May, 1998

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3:39 am
May 2, 1998
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What Is Asset Management

While driving through northern Arizona, I noticed a prominent sign in front of a real estate office: “Specialists in Asset Management.” Many people are using the term asset management to describe a maintenance process. Several suppliers are promoting products and services for asset management. Very possibly a product or system with asset management in its […]

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May 2, 1998
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Playing Catch Up

I love technology. But recently I have been having heretical thoughts that technology may be getting too far ahead of ordinary business practices. However, I kept those thoughts under control as I walked into COMDEX Spring 98 in Chicago’s McCormick Place. The event is the daughter of the premier computer and information technology trade show […]

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7:06 pm
May 1, 1998
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Ultrasound and Infrared Make An Effective Team

Corona and tracking do not produce readably detectable infrared emissions but they do produce ultrasound that can be detected by scanning switchgear door seals and air vents. (Photo courtesy UE Systems.) Why do infrared and ultrasound work so well together? One answer is to look at our own senses. The more senses we use, the […]

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May 1, 1998
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PM and Inventory Procedures Vital to CMMS

The system you choose should have a routine for developing and scheduling PM tasks. Then you have to implement the CMMS. One very important aspect of a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) is its ability to handle preventive maintenance (PM) procedures. This critical component, as well as the scheduling and planning functions discussed in a […]

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