Archive | February, 2005

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Reliability: Up close and personal at MARTS

Robert C. Baldwin, CMRP, Editor The words “reliability” and “maintenance,” two separate but linked disciplines noted in the tag line on our cover, are often used interchangeably be people who don’t understand the difference. (Do you?) The people around the periphery of our profession have co-opted the word “reliability” because they have heard that it […]

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February 1, 2005
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From Zero to Hero

Six steps to effective maintenance management for smaller operations You can see the eyes of many maintenance managers in many small companies glaze over at the mention of CMMS, RCM, TPM, FMEA, and the other maintenance-related acronyms that often are introduced in discussions on maintenance and facilities management. Big companies often employ some of these […]

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February 1, 2005
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Just what is World Class Maintenance?

We often freely brandish the term “world class” around without a true comprehension as to what it really means. In my opinion, world class maintenance organizations are those that consistently demonstrate industry best practices and produce bottom-line results as well. The later part of that statement, “produce bottom-line results,” is what separates the best from […]

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February 1, 2005
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How Does Your Maintenance Program Measure Up?

Mastery of the fundamentals dictates future success The most critical aspect of successful industrial maintenance is the existence of a well-defined, properly understood, and well-executed maintenance program. There are many advantages to the organization that defines its maintenance program properly. It allows the elements of an existing program to be confirmed. The best organization derives […]

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Sensor Reduces Costs at Chemical Plant

Sensors support reliable and safe operation, provide regulatory monitoring and validation, and ensure quality control, process efficiency, and optimization. And they must do so with accuracy, stability, and fast response time. Eastman Chemical Co. turned to the Foxboro DolpHin Series pH sensor line from Invensys, Foxboro, MA, to address these issues at a gas scrubber […]

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Preparing the Organization for Reliability Based Maintenance

Addressing the soft side results in hard dollars Most of our organizations have operated in a highly reactive mode for as long as anyone can remember. Most of us would say, “That’s the way it’s always been.” When we live in a world of reactive maintenance, we naturally develop a work culture that supports the […]

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February 1, 2005
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Teamwork on the Web

File transfer protocol (FTP) is one of the oldest applications on the Web. It allows easy file upload, storage, and transfer of almost any type of data from an Internet-connected computer. Think about the problems you may have had sending large photos, slide presentations, and, as digital video cameras get more popular, video files over […]

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Implementing and Achieving Reliability Excellence

Change process built on leadership and focus teams. The answer to the question “What is reliability excellence?” will be found in this article, but in short, reliability excellence is: • Organizing and managing an efficient and effective maintenance program • Organizing and managing efficient and effective operational practices • Assuring capacity to an operation • […]

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