Archive | May, 2002

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May 1, 2002
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Justifying Root Cause Analysis

Make the business case with a significant calculated return on investment. How often have we heard that we do not have time to do root cause analysis (RCA)? This is certainly the paradigm from those closest to the work, especially if they operate in a reactive culture. What about when we hear that RCA is […]

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May 1, 2002
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But That's New Technology

Robert C. Baldwin, CMRP, Editor A maintenance and reliability practitioner selects a condition monitoring solution that samples certain conditions on a problem machine at an extremely rapid rate designed to capture transient anomalies that never seem to occur during the normal sampling frequency. The solution should help solve an elusive problem and reduce the amount […]

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May 1, 2002
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Skills Shortages Contribute to Job Loss

Robert M. Williamson, Strategic Work Systems, Inc. Imagine this: For a portion of today’s maintenance and reliability workforce, the thought of a “skills shortage” means employment security. For leaders of today’s maintenance and reliability workforce, skills shortages can mean job loss. As a maintenance technician you will have employment security if you have the skills […]

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7:23 pm
May 1, 2002
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Infrared Hot Spots on the Web

As cameras become smaller and lighter, simpler to operate, and less expensive to purchase, infrared imaging technology has rapidly become a leading inspection tool for predictive (PdM) and preventive (PM) maintenance programs. Simply put, infrared cameras produce thermographic images or thermograms that relate to the temperature of the photographed item. Infrared cameras or software convert […]

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