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3:25 am
February 2, 1998
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Where's The Beef?

Commenting on the Internet’s World Wide Web last month in this space, I said: “it gets better and better.” Now, after spending a month exploring the World Wide Web over a high-speed Internet connection, I’m beginning to wonder. Not wonder about the viability of the Web, but about the thought processes of the suppliers of […]

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3:23 am
February 2, 1998
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Is Your Commitment to Excellence Enough?

There are basically two ways to think of maintenance. First, every defect and every problem is an opportunity for improvement. Or the alternative, maintenance is an unavoidable and unpleasant necessity–something like raking leaves. The former must be our future. The latter represents backward thinking that unfortunately is too often the mindset of those controlling investment. […]

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12:27 am
February 2, 1998
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Simplified CMMS Interface Can Enhance Plant Communications

Local area networks are becoming common in all types and sizes of plants. Computers are strategically located throughout the plant for easy access to information. For companies with a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS), employees with an appropriate security password can access information on equipment, parts, and maintenance activity and enter data from many locations […]

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6:30 pm
February 1, 1998
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The Loose Electrical Connection Myth

One of the most widespread myths of electrical maintenance is that the hot electrical connection highlighted by an infrared camera can always be fixed by tightening the connection. That may only make it worse. Despite the 30-year history and worldwide use of infrared electrical inspections, there is much misconceived, mistaken, and false information circulating within […]

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4:37 pm
February 1, 1998
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Switch in Contract Maintenance Proves Costly

In May 1995, a company we will call ACME North America to protect its identity, began a focused effort to improve manufacturing performance at one of its major production facilities. Particular attention was given to improving plant reliability and its potential impact on increased uptime and lower maintenance costs. ACME North America had a respectable […]

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