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6:00 am
November 1, 2008
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Utilities Manager: Uptime, Availability, Reliability…

William C. Livoti What do we mean by “uptime,” “availability” and “reliability,” and how do these terms figure into our quest for energy-efficient equipment systems? Uptime refers to a plant’s ability to remain on line/ produce product. With an uptime rating of 100% as maximum, any unscheduled downtime will reduce the rating. We’ve all experienced […]

1:41 am
October 2, 2006
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Increasing Plant Uptime

Are you actually measuring your downtime? Even if you are, you might be missing opportunities that help beyond the correction of individual downtime events. It’s 2 o’clock on a Saturday afternoon. You’re the shift production supervisor, and you get a call from the press operator station. “We just had an overload trip on number four […]

6:32 pm
July 16, 2012
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Uptime: Maintenance Work Instructions, Part 1 — A Style Guide

“OK, you got my attention with last month’s Uptime column, ‘The World’s Best Maintenance Tool’ (i.e., detailed work instructions). I see now that our PM work instructions are sorely lacking in details, leaving a lot to the mechanic’s discretion. And, our production departments have used standardized work as part of their lean manufacturing process for […]

2:18 pm
November 15, 2013
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Uptime: Are Adult Skills Lacking In America?

By Bob Williamson, Contributing Editor Recent headlines attached to what must have been a widely distributed Associated Press article screamed out at me. Referring to a report by the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD), they alluded to the fact that U.S. adults had scored below average in global comparisons of competencies that are […]