Archive | January, 2003


2:44 am
January 2, 2003
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Resources for Computerized Maintenance Management Systems

You already may have accessed your computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) over the web or rented licenses for an entire CMMS through an Internet application service provider (ASP). This is a fairly new method for software application delivery that simply requires an Internet connection and a browser such as Microsoft Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator. […]


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January 1, 2003
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Understanding Hidden Failures in RCM Analyses

Addressing hidden failure modes is a key aspect for successfully achieving plant reliability. Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) is not new. Airline Maintenance Steering Group (MSG) Logic, the predecessor to RCM, has existed since the early 1960s. F. Stanley Nowlan and Howard Heap of United Airlines introduced formal RCM to the commercial aviation industry in 1978. […]


7:45 pm
January 1, 2003
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Critical Component of the CMMS: The Repair Work Order

The better and more consistently recording of repair activities is done, the greater potential for yielding greater and more specific information about an operation. From the very start, the implementation of a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) is a long and arduous process. One of the largest concerns is how to effectively get the correct […]