Author Archive | Marilyn

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Viewpoint:Turning Challenges Into Successes

Steve Harman, President, Shell Lubricants, Americas One of the primary roles of maintenance and reliability professionals is to run their plant profitably at peak capacity while operating safely and efficiently. As plant professionals strive for increases in production, few would put lubrication at the top of their list of ways to increase plant performance. However, […]

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Driving Operational Improvements Through Strategic Alignment

Fundamental to success in any organization is getting individuals to work toward common goals. Whether that’s a team of five on the court or a corporation of 50,000 associates scattered across the globe, knowing the goal and working toward unified objectives help every individual contribute. In global manufacturing, however, we frequently see a disconnect in […]

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Battling A Killer: Corrosion Control Methods

Corrosion is always on the prowl, ready to take down your equipment, fixed and otherwise. Don’t let this predator catch you off guard. Metallic corrosion is a naturally occurring process that takes place at varying rates—depending on the specific combination of alloy and application conditions— unless there is intentional intervention to modify the situation. Corrosion […]

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Viewpoint: A Lasting Solution: Closer Than You Think

Susan Wasley, BE&K Director of Special Programs Where on earth will you find enough skilled labor to keep your plant running or finish your next job? Perhaps you should start looking in your own backyard. Available labor in the maintenance and reliability arena appears to have hit a critical low— and the situation seems to […]

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Balancing and Vibration Test Solutions For Air Cycle Machines

If you’ve ever flown anywhere (or plan to in the future), you’ll appreciate the importance of adequate and reliable balancing and testing of this equipment Modern jetliners rely on air cycle machines to provide air conditioning throughout the passenger cabin. Not only is this provision available on the ground, where outside tarmac temperatures can reach […]

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Uptime: Meeting Of The Minds

Bob Williamson, Contributing Editor Rosemont, IL in April could never be confused with the sunny south. Nor will it ever be classified as a relaxing resort, entertainment hub or exotic portof- call. Nonetheless, despite having made a weeklong pilgrimage to Rosemont around this time for the past five years, I keep coming back for more. […]

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Solution Spotlight: IR: A Key Diagnostic Tool In PdM Programs

Being proactive is what predictive maintenance is all about. With coal-fired plants generating a substantial percentage of the electricity produced in the United States, it’s vital to ensure their reliability. Keeping such a plant up and running calls for continual monitoring of equipment and maintenance planning. Even the smallest of components have the potential to […]

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Hushing Up A Serious Problem: Gaseous Noise

No joke, it’s getting a lot quieter out there. You, your equipment and your processes have a number of cutting-edge noise attenuation solutions to thank for it. Uncontrolled noise in process operations is a serious problem. Unresolved issues with noise can lead to health problems, vibration and, in the most extreme cases, equipment damage. All […]

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