Archive | April, 2004

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April 2, 2004
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Enhancing an Enterprise Asset Management Project

Capitalize on opportunities for improving maintenance and reliability and prevent missteps during an EAM implementation. Since winning a Strategic Asset Management (SAM) Best Practices Award from MRO Software, Bedford, MA, at the MRO World Conference in July 2003, Air Liquide America, L.P. (ALA) has been asked by many companies to explain what made the implementation […]

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April 2, 2004
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Updating Shaft Alignment Knowledge

Defining permissible misalignment tolerances determines a reliability-focused approach. In the majority of industrial facilities, worker and technician resources are probably stretched to the limit. They might be looking for ways to simplify some traditional work processes and procedures. Or the facilities may have had an experience that reinforces the contention that high-tech tools are not […]

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April 1, 2004
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The Tale of an Old Clock. . .And Reliability

Robert M. Williamson, Strategic Work Systems, Inc. A broken clock is exactly right twice each day. But did you ever think about what “right” really means? An old man walked to work each day, checking his watch as he walked through town. On his way he detoured to the town’s only jewelry store. He would […]

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April 1, 2004
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Thinking Inside the Box

Robert C. Baldwin, CMRP, Editor The other small book I unearthed a couple months ago with “The Team Memory Jogger” is the delightful “Think Outside the Box: The Most Trite, Generic, Hokey, Overused, Clichéd or Unmotivating Motivational Slogans” put together several years ago by consultant Jim Tompkins. Its content was fed by a contest to […]

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April 1, 2004
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Ultrasonic Leak Detection Improves Heat Rate

In the competitive electric power generation market, attention must be given to improving condenser operating efficiency. Steam turbines cannot attain their specified performance without an efficient condenser. Tube leaks that affect condenser performance are critical. Most condenser tubes are designed to last at least 30 years. Unfortunately, normal plant operation, changes in water chemistry, and […]

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