Process also establishes staffing needs. Currently many maintenance budgets are developed based on previous maintenance budgets or a percentage of the replacement asset value (RAV) of maintained equipment. Sometimes maintenance budgets and staffing decisions are based on negotiations between management and the maintenance department. Often an exacting method of determining the specific number of maintenance […]
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I get bombarded with maintenance product news and seldom get excited about the “innovations” in the maintenance marketplace. This changed the other day when Universal Technologies Interactive sent me news of an online “Skills Accelerator.” OK, I will admit that anything related to the Web and maintenance gets my immediate attention—and this looked very interesting […]
Major savings in time and money can be achieved through an aggressive spray system optimization program. Spray nozzles are vital components in many production facilities. Their accuracy, durability, and interchangeability are absolutely essential to maximum uptime. If a spray system is not working optimally, it can drain staggering amounts of money. The cost of wasted […]
With advancements in digital electronics and reduced component costs in recent years, monitoring instruments for use in condition-based maintenance programs have become more cost-effective and dependable. Machinery does not need to be taken out of service as many tests are done online, and in many cases very little expertise is required for testing and data […]
Six steps to developing successful preventive and predictive maintenance programs. Many large organizations have highly sophisticated preventive and predictive maintenance departments that are staffed with well-trained technicians. Other companies have their programs embedded in the general maintenance staff with technical and specialized support provided by contract vendors. At other businesses, the PM activities take place […]