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1:07 am
May 2, 1997
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Infrared Options Multiply for Condition Monitoring

Over the past three years, the latest generation of handheld focal plane array (FPA) infrared (IR) imaging cameras have become widely used as temperature measurement tools in condition monitoring programs. Increased usage stems from significant improvements in image resolution and the ease of use accompanied by major reductions in camera size and weight. These cameras […]


9:56 pm
May 1, 1997
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In The Limelight

The secret is out. The cat is out of the bag. Companies are using off-the-shelf software packages to control expensive inventories of spare parts and to track purchase orders. Somecompanies are using the software to collect equipment failure data that can be analyzed to provide information on how maintenance procedures might be improved. Still other […]


9:54 pm
May 1, 1997
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Equipment Asset Management, A Lifeboat to the 21st Century

Asset management is being advocated as a necessary improvement for the manufacturing, process, and production industries. But what is asset management? Why should you be interested? Furthermore, what value and benefits can you gain from asset management? The fact is, I have never seen or heard a good definition of asset management applied to production […]


8:10 pm
May 1, 1997
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Keeping Your CMMS Alive

After an organization has implemented a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS), a number of issues must be addressed to keep the system alive and well. Most CMMS failures occur during implementation. Yet a surprising number of systems do well during implementation only to die during operations because the system was not maintained properly (ironic given […]