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3:28 am
June 2, 1997
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Project Prospectus

The prospectus is simply a tool for setting clear, written, concise ground rules for a project and then reinforcing periodic routine communication among the participants. The effectiveness of communications among departments within a typical organization has historically been a hit-or-miss proposition. Communication takes many forms, and each of these forms can cause its own type […]

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2:56 am
June 2, 1997
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Developing A Maintenance Strategy

My first article in this series suggested that the following might serve as a general maintenance mission statement: To preserve the functions of our physical assets throughout their technologically useful lives To the satisfaction of their owners, of their users, and of society as a whole By selecting and applying the most cost-effective techniques For […]

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1:13 am
June 2, 1997
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Oil Analysis Program Helps Maximize Uptime

Wellesley College service technician Mike Dawley takes a sample from one of the engines. The engines and gearboxes are sampled every 500 hours. When Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA, put its 5.6 MW cogeneration plant into operation, the objectives were to cut energy expenses and provide an independent, reliable source of power. Now there is another […]

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9:58 pm
June 1, 1997
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Technology and Training, The Biggest Bargain Around

User group meetings and workshops are a bargain. The host wins because there is an opportunity to learn from users and to promote upgrades and ancillary products. Users win because they learn more about the features and benefits of the product and how to use it profitably. Users receive an added bonusthe opportunity to build […]

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8:12 pm
June 1, 1997
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CMMS: It Takes a Whole Plant

On the third try, cookware plant gets CMMS up and running, and increases overall equipment uptime to 95 percent. Their sights are now set on 97 percent. Before the Mirro Co. became serious about using a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS), our maintenance department was the world’s greatest fire department. We continually moved from one […]

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