Archive | September, 2012

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2:29 pm
September 21, 2012
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Technology Showcase: Mechanical & Hydraulic Equipment

Accurately Pinpoint Sources Of Fluid Leaks   Spectronics has introduced the OPK-341 Industrial Leak Detection Kit that the company says can pinpoint the exact source of fluid leaks in hydraulic equipment, compressors, engines, gearboxes, fuel and other synthetic and petroleum-using industrial systems. The kit’s core is the OPTIMAX™ 3000, a cordless, super-powerful, rechargeable blue-light LED inspection flashlight. […]

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September 21, 2012
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Capacity Assurance Marketplace

Safe Panelboard Installation And Maintenance  The ProLine Panelboard family from ABB’s Low Voltage Products division has been certified as touch-safe per IP20 standards by Certifi-Group, a U.S.-based regulatory compliance and product-safety-testing organization. ProLine Panelboard products completely isolate personnel during installation and maintenance, eliminating the chance of human exposure to any energized components. Branch and main breakers […]

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September 20, 2012
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Neil Bloom's RCM Philosophy

MY RCM PHILOSOPHY BY NEIL BLOOM, AUTHOR OF “RCM-IMPLEMENTATION MADE SIMPLE” PUBLISHED BY McGRAW-HILL  What is Reliability Centered Maintenance or RCM as it is more commonly known as? It is without a doubt, the most effective means to develop a new or validate an existing PM program.  Unfortunately and even unwittingly, RCM has become an overly complex and […]

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6:41 pm
September 20, 2012
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Uptime: Promoting Careers In Maintenance

“I’m 18 years old and don’t especially want to go to college. I’m not sure what I want to study or what kind of a program or career to pursue. I’ve got good grades. I suppose I could figure it out if I went to college like my parents and teachers want me to do.” […]

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7:24 pm
September 19, 2012
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More Info On "RCM For The Layperson"

RCM FOR THE LAYPERSON   Maintenance Technology is proud to announce that they have joined with Neil Bloom, Internationally Acclaimed Author of “Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) – Implementation Made Simple” published by McGraw-Hill, to provide a unique learning experience Workshop/Clinic in RCM.  Many recognize Neil as the“Modern Day” Pioneer of conventional (not streamlined) RCM.   He has developed an RCM methodology focusing […]

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September 19, 2012
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Breaking Through The Sound Barrier, The Glass Ceiling And The Concrete Wall of RCM!

BREAKING THROUGH THE SOUND BARRIER, THE GLASS CEILING, AND THE CONCRETE WALL OF RCM!  By John Shue, Director of Operations, IPR-GDG SUEZ North America& Neil Bloom, Author of “RCM – Implementation Made Simple” What IPR-GDF SUEZ North America recently accomplished is certainly a monumental achievement, successfully completing a challenge that has seldom, if ever, been done before. They completed […]

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7:35 pm
September 14, 2012
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My Take: Making A Change Or Two In Direction

I began writing this month’s column as a reminder to the innovators out there that you still  have time to enter the 2012 Maintenance & Reliability Innovator of the Year Award competition. The words were coming together well until an indecisive Hurricane Isaac decided to hunker down on the New Orleans area. Amid the post-landfall news […]

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7:26 pm
September 14, 2012
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Uptime: ‘Asset Management’ Versus ‘Maintenance Management’

“I know we’ve been hearing more and more about ‘Asset Management Systems’ as described in the PAS 55:2008 specification and the emerging ISO-55000 standard. But I still don’t get it. Yes, I know sometimes they change the name of something to make us think it’s new and improved. But in my mind, maintenance management IS […]

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