Archive | November, 2002

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November 2, 2002
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Information Management System Helps Meet Maintenance Goals

Augusta Service Co. Inc. (ASCI), Augusta, GA, is a maintenance organization that serves two parent companies and their subsidiaries. During the past 10 years, we have met regulatory challenges—and the unique challenges of the companies we serve—by installing, adapting, and expanding an automated system to manage the information required for predictive and preventive maintenance. ASCI […]

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November 2, 2002
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The Trouble with Torque in Electrical Connections

Torque and force are not the same. The secret to making and keeping reliable electrical connections is contained in two elements: start with clean contact surfaces, and apply high force. Clean contact surfaces are a function of cleaning procedures, including joint compounds, and will be covered in a future article. Application of high force is […]

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November 1, 2002
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Managing Spare Parts

Proven, controversial, and new approaches are part of an effective asset management program. Proper planning and control of spare parts inventory is a critical component of an effective asset management program. If the right parts are not on hand when needed for routine maintenance or repairs, downtime is prolonged. If too many parts are on […]

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November 1, 2002
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Snooping Around Outside the Fence

Robert C. Baldwin, CMRP, Editor I‘ve never been to a bad conference, one where I came away with nothing of value. Even when the conference is peripheral to maintenance, or completely outside the field, there are usually some ideas that can be adapted to improve your situation or at least trigger ideas about a new […]

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November 1, 2002
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The Dumbing-Down of Vibration Analysis

The dumbing-down of vibration analysis may be described best as “the exploitation of human weakness.” The following examples are not all inclusive, but they may help in understanding the problem: Advertising, education, and living have ingrained in us to get the cheapest. I think almost everyone knows that the cheapest is not always the most […]

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