Archive | February, 2007

2
6:00 am
February 1, 2007
Print Friendly

Uptime: We Can Do It!

Bob Williamson, Contributing Editor  I was overwhelmed and pleased by the feedback regarding my previous column, “The Most Productive Nation,” in the January 2007 issue of this magazine… The United States IS the most productive nation in the world. BUT, we are going to lose our lead BIG TIME unless we wake up to the […]

62
6:00 am
February 1, 2007
Print Friendly

Precision Alignment And Balancing

Proper application of state-of-the-art tools and techniques in this area can help save time, money and, most importantly, equipment. Misalignment and unbalance are two major causes of vibration in rotating equipment, vibration that means increased maintenance and reduced machine life. With proper alignment and balancing programs, reductions in maintenance and operating costs can easily reach […]

29
6:00 am
February 1, 2007
Print Friendly

Solution Spotlight: Making Better Connections In Wastewater Treatment

Lift stations and portable generators equipped with a combination plug/receptacle and disconnect switch are helping the Watertown, WI, wastewater treatment plant make motor and generator connections safe, fast and easy. The city of about 23,000, located midway between Milwaukee and Madison on the Rock River, is underlain by 105 miles of sewers that collect wastewater […]

36
6:00 am
February 1, 2007
Print Friendly

Keeping The Pressure On Reliability With ODR

New ways of thinking and new types of technologies are helping rewrite the rules on who does what and when in an industrial environment. Involving the “eyes and ears” of your plant (your operators) in the proactive maintenance of its “heart” (your pumps) can provide countless benefits. Lately, there has been a stream of visitors […]

45
6:00 am
February 1, 2007
Print Friendly

Building Strength-Based Organizations

History has provided us with a couple of very powerful examples of what happens when the “right” people fill the “wrong” roles. Avoiding this mistake is a key to organizational effectiveness. History buffs often point to General Ulysses S. Grant and Winston Churchill as strong leaders. Were they, really? The biographies of these men are […]

39
6:00 am
February 1, 2007
Print Friendly

Reducing Downtime With The Right Balancing Solution

Even when it enjoys a healthy market share, what organization can afford to ignore 200 hours of unscheduled downtime and associated labor and material costs annually? When your company is responsible for supplying 25% of the cement used in the UK, a smoothly running production process is critical to success. That’s why having to go […]

69
6:00 am
February 1, 2007
Print Friendly

Failure Avoidance Vs. Failure Prediction

You,re playing in the high-rollers’ room, now, where the stakes are greater than ever. This veteran of the reliability game deals you in on how to build a winning hand. Heinz P. Bloch, P.E., Process Machinery Consulting To some of us, Maintenance Technology is more than just the title of an important journal. It’s a […]

Navigation