Archive | September, 2002

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Outside Resrouces Contribute to Culture Change

Consultants, onsite visits, benchmarking, and conference attendance add fuel to the development of an asset management program. The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) is responsible for providing wholesale water and sewerage services, in whole or in part, to 61 communities and 2.6 million people. In addition to its operating responsibilities, MWRA is responsible for rehabilitating, […]

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MWRA's Facilities Asset Management Program: Phase I

The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) is nearing completion of Phase I of its Facilities Asset Management Program (FAMP) for the Deer Island Treatment Plant (DITP) and related field operations facilities to plan, manage, and coordinate the engineering, maintenance, operation, and financing required to maintain these facilities to regulatory requirements. FAMP has two objectives: Cost […]

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September 2, 2002
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Managing Compressed Air Energy Part I: Demand Side Issues

Data from more than 250 plants show how compressed air energy may be distributed among key usage categories. Use this information to help decide where energy management solutions should be applied first.Although compressed air systems generally are the third highest energy user in an industrial plant, they represent the number one opportunity for both energy […]

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September 1, 2002
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Are You Getting What You Expect From Your EAM or CMMS?

If there are issues with a system implementation they relate back to the definition of the project goals. Does the word “frustrating” describe the current state of your computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) or enterprise asset management (EAM) system implementation? How is it possible that with all that time spent gathering information on equipment, preventive […]

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September 1, 2002
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Pay for Applied Skills: The Time is Now

Robert M. Williamson, Strategic Work Systems, Inc. Having trouble retaining top-skilled maintenance technicians? Motivating your technicians to master new skills a problem? Is recruiting promising maintenance employees difficult? Are most of your maintenance employees topped out in pay? Is your maintenance compensation program keeping highly skilled prospects from applying for job openings? If you answered […]

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September 1, 2002
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The New World of Six Sigma: Don't get left behind

“Six Sigma for asset dependability reduces the variation in design, procurement, installation, operation, reliability, and maintainability of equipment assets in order to provide predictable performance at optimal cost of ownership.” The intent of these words has long been familiar to the reliability and maintenance community. What has been added are the words “Six Sigma.” Originated […]

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September 1, 2002
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How good are you? How do you know?

Robert C. Baldwin, CMRP, Editor How good is maintenance in Europe? That question was on my mind in June when I traveled to Helsinki to attend Euromaintenance 2002, the biennial conference sponsored by the European Federation of National Maintenance Societies. The plenary session on the second day looked promising because it included a paper on […]

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