Archive | November, 2001

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November 1, 2001
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Managing Compressed Air Energy Part III: Supply Side Issues

Eleven factors that affect a system’s energy requirements. Energy management in compressed air systems can be divided into two sectors: demand side and supply side. Once the energy constituents of demand in the system have been determined (MT 9/01, pg. 21, and MT 10/01, pg. 21), we must determine how effectively we are using energy […]

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November 1, 2001
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Handhelds Speed Work at Corning Cable Systems

In February 2000, Corning Inc. acquired Siemens AG’s interest in their worldwide fiber-optic cable ventures and merged the businesses into one operation called Corning Cable Systems. The new Corning Cable Systems then announced plans to double the size of its Hickory, NC, specialty cable plant to meet rising customer demand. For the maintenance staff of […]

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November 1, 2001
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Let's Undo the Confusion

Robert M. Williamson, Strategic Work Systems, Inc. If I’ve heard it once I’ve heard it a thousand times: “I’m getting confused” with all the talk about Lean Manufacturing, Lean Enterprise, Six Sigma, equipment reliability, Total Productive Maintenance (TPM), ISO/QS9000, the learning organization, and on, and on. “What’s it going to be?“ From my perspective it’s […]

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November 1, 2001
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CMRP: A Maintenance Milestone

Robert C. Baldwin, CMRP, Editor Fifty-nine members of the reliability and maintenance community became Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (CMRP) last month when they passed the comprehensive examination given by the SMRP Certifying Organization at the Ninth Annual Conference of the Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals (SMRP). The examination is designed to validate the […]

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