Archive | October, 2005

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Precision Alignment Implementation

Forget about what you want, a better understanding of alignment basics helps you get what you really need. A division of International Paper, Arizona Chemical is a leading global supplier of pine chemicals for the adhesives, inks and coatings and oleochemicals markets. Its products—including fatty acids, rosins and terpenes—are used in making fragrances, personal care […]

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Does RCM Have To Be a Painful Experience?

RCM is widely regarded as the most comprehensive methodology used to understand how an asset can fail, and in turn, to determine what you have to do to mitigate the consequence of failure before it occurs. In its most effective and most widely accepted form, RCMII, this methodology consists of a very structured and rigorously […]

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Reliability Analysis Software

An update on information systems for reliability techniques, including software that supports management strategies from RCM (Reliability Centered Maintenance) to FMEA (Failure Modes and Effects Analysis) Once an organization has basic maintenance strategies in place, such as preventive maintenance, inventory and purchasing practices, work processes and computerization of the maintenance business, it begins to consider […]

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Lessons From Nature

Our recent natural disasters seem to have knocked us for a loop. At some point, critical oil and gas production and supply lines were shut down, affecting all consumers. Shipping and other commercial activities along the Gulf Coast were greatly reduced. It will be some time before a sense of normalcy returns. Exacerbating the situation […]

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Determining Client Needs: An Interview With SKF's John Yolton

Using the right “tools” to evaluate asset management improvement potential. We recently had an opportunity to discuss benchmarking and asset management improvement techniques with an acknowledged expert in the field, John Yolton of SKF. MT: Everywhere we go, maintenance professionals are talking about “benchmarking.” Why is it that so many companies seem to be obsessed […]

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Look to System Reliability When Selecting Bearing Protection

Fewer things to fail translate into fewer failures. Over the last 30 years, bearing protection has emerged as prime territory for increasing overall rotating equipment reliability. With metallurgy, tribology and bearing design having progressed to the point where further enhancements to bearings and lubrication will be incremental at best, the deceptively simple task of retaining […]

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Selecting Modern Reverse-Flow Filter-Separator Technology

Is this type of cost-effective technology right for your operations? Each year, thousands of positive displacement compressors suffer serious damage because upstream filters or separators are really not doing their jobs as anticipated by the owner-purchaser. The reputations of machinery engineers are also at risk because they often neglect to understand the full impact of […]

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Leading The Safety Process

What corporations can do to increase safe work practices. For the last seven years, I have been working in the electric utility construction industry as a Regional Safety Manager. During this period, I have had the misfortune of investigating many serious accidents, ranging from amputations to fatalities. A common thread running through all of these […]

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