Just ask ‘em… the two guys in the picture to the left. They made up our “2011 Maintenance & Reliability Innovator of the Year” Grand Prize-winning team. Going out on a limb here, I’m betting they would tell you that the prizes they won for their snazzy SNAP Tool innovation were nice, but the publicity […]
“I’ve been in maintenance management a long time. It seems that the toughest part of my job lately has been making improvements in the way we do maintenance. And it’s not getting any easier. If anything, it’s tougher to find support for improving maintenance these days than it was ten years ago. So, how can […]
Next month, we cast our votes for President of the United States. The timing of this call to civic duty creates a good opportunity to remind the winning candidate that the hardworking industrial community has good ideas on how to address some big issues. We offered Panelists the chance to share their thoughts on several […]
Technology is making it easier than ever for operations to document and organize critical technical information.
This respected maker of test and measurement instruments is operating in accordance with the purpose of its own products to keep its Washington-state headquarters on the cutting edge of energy efficiency.
Symptom: “Dear Dr. Lube, the automated grease-lubrication systems on our remote, continuously operating pump stations suffered intermittent failures last fall and spring. They seemed to shut down on their own accord, only to start up by themselves after many hours, whereupon they operated perfectly until the next incident (which could be hours or days later). Any […]
As this personal perspective notes, looking for the real causes of problems is a more effective approach than simply pointing a finger at others.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has made industrial information, software, training, grants and resources available in the past. Given some recent updates to the agency’s Website, significantly more information is now available. The materials developed in relation to electric-motor applications have been put through extensive reviews by industrial teams and revised to reflect new […]