Archive | September, 2005

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Lessons From the Busted Knuckle Garage

Overheard in a restaurant recently: “Did you hear about the Auto Service Center in town? It closed last week. The guys who owned it finally decided to retire. Remember how many years we looked for good mechanics? They were real good, weren’t they? Never disappointed us. Always found a problem before something fell apart. Prices […]

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Ultrasound + Infrared = New Heights for PdM

The variety of uses for these two dynamic technologies and the tools that facilitate them is astonishing. Using them in tandem is a great way to increase the success of a PdM program. These days more and more companies are outsourcing their predictive maintenance (PdM) programs. Perhaps they don’t have the manpower and time to […]

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Continuous Improvement

Tom Madding, Publisher Someone once said that “the biggest room in the world is the room for improvement.” We at Maintenance Technology agree—just as we bet most of our readers would. To continuously improve our operations, we all must make changes in our organizations and processes, on a regular basis. In this regard, a publishing […]

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Managing Production, Facility, and Fleet Assets

Big operations, spread across a big state, demanded a big CMMS solution. The Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) is the largest publicly owned supplier of renewable energy in the State of Texas. It delivers electricity for Central Texas, develops water and wastewater utilities, and manages the water supply and environment in the lower Colorado basin. […]

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Do You Have An Effective Lube Oil Analysis Program?

In-depth oil analysis is essential to the health and reliability of production machinery. Oil analysis may be one of the last frontiers of industrial maintenance, where large amounts of money can be saved for a relatively small investment. By reducing failure-related costs, it is not beyond the realm of possibility to expect a return on […]

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Somewhere In Time

“The past is the future, the future is the past: it all gives me a headache.”—At least that’s the word from one popular television show. Consider how this applies to maintenance and reliability. In reality, how many “new” processes and procedures actually have been created in the area of maintenance and reliability in the last […]

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Cost Budgeting and Control for Maintenance

Proposals that significantly reduce the largest sectors of a plantÕs total cost structure usually are the most appealing to management. This article introduces an opportunity that passes the test. One of the most fundamental requirements of business operations is the ability to budget and control cost. This is especially so for the big-ticket functions in […]

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Guidelines to Address Arc-Flash

You have decided to conform to the requirements of NFPA 70E, the standard for electrical safety in the workplace. You already have an electrical program for preventing shock; here is an explanation of how to address the 70E requirements for arc-flash. Flash hazard analysisOn the subject of arc-flash, 70E requires a flash hazard analysis. Although […]

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