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3:20 am
January 2, 1998
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It Gets Better And Better

I’ve been a proponent of the Internet as a maintenance tool since I began using it in the office and at home. Looking back, it is hard for me to believe that I got along with a 2.4 Kbps connection to Compu-Serve and America Online. But it was fast enough for e-mail, receiving manuscripts from […]

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3:18 am
January 2, 1998
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Responsible Custodianship

My first article in this series proposed a maintenance mission statement. In doing so, it stressed that maintainers serve three distinct sets of customers: the owners of the assets, the users of the assets–usually the operators–and society as a whole. Owners are satisfied if their assets generate a satisfactory return on investment. Users are satisfied […]

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12:25 am
January 2, 1998
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CMMS and Effective Maintenance

Installation of a new CMMS does not lead to effective maintenance unless the system supports an effective strategic maintenance plan. Here are the issues that need to be addressed. Today’s client-server information technology offers the maintenance operation an improved tool to better manage and control maintenance resources. Simply stated, client-server computing for computerized maintenance management […]

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6:29 pm
January 1, 1998
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Selecting and Installing Industrial Accelerometers

As the number and importance of permanently installed vibration sensors increases, so does the importance of proper installation and operation. Proper sensor selection requires special attention to three main issues: sensor design, dynamic expectations, and application environment. Sensor design encompasses the actual sensing element and the physical material and component selection for the sensor. Preferred […]

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5:39 pm
January 1, 1998
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Established preventive maintenance programs can be improved by using reliability-centered maintenance

Here is an approach for making the transition. The consideration to shift a well-organized, effective preventive maintenance (PM) program to a reliability centered maintenance (RCM) basis is attractive. RCM is the logic-based methodology for determining what preventive maintenance is required to maximize the reliability of equipment and production systems. The concepts of the 80-20 approach […]

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