This IBM veteran is helping the century-old global giant known as ‘Big Blue’ boost an already strong environmental record with a holistic approach to managing facility energy.
Permanent electrical safety devices (PESDs) have had a marked impact on electrical safety practices. Because they are mounted on the outside of the electrical enclosure, these devices directly affect Lock-out Tag-out (LOTO) procedures. Let’s review them with regard to Article 120.1 of the NFPA 70E.
This month’s reliability files includes information from Agilent Technologies and Royal Purple.
Despite great strides in maintenance techniques, management too often views the department as a cost center. That can be a very costly mistake.
Equipment criticality assessment is a key process in the development of any maintenance and reliability process. It provides the basis for determining the value and impact that specific equipment has on the manufacturing or production process, as well as the level of attention that equipment requires in terms of maintenance strategy and tactics.
Advanced materials and innovative technology have transformed a common product into something extraordinary, further raising industry standards.
Maintenance pros pulled unwillingly into the world of Information Technology (or IT) decades ago will probably now admit that without IT (and an on-call IT expert), most industrial operations could not compete in the 21st century.