Archive | July


3:02 am
July 2, 2000
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Carrying RCM Tasks to the Plant Floor

We generally think of reliability centered maintenance (RCM) implementation as three separate activities: RCM analysis resulting in recommended RCM-based preventive maintenance (PM) tasks Carrying those RCM-based PM tasks to the plant floor (task packaging) Conducting the Living RCM Program to measure results and fine tune the process. I found (much to my surprise at first) […]


2:59 am
July 2, 2000
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It's Time To Grow Up, Gearhead

Robert C. Baldwin, CMRP, Editor “We find people who want to install software and technology when they should be installing a strategy.” That is a comment from one of the contributors to this issue’s directory of Maintenance Information Systems for Midsize and Larger Organizations. I call this fixation with having the right technology the gearhead […]


2:14 am
July 2, 2000
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Keeping the Gloss on Maintenance at Johnson Polymer

Plant keeps tight rein on spare parts inventory with EAM/CMMS. Equipment history reports help keep reliability and maintenance operations efficient. In enterprise asset management or computerized maintenance management system (EAM/CMMS) is fundamental to running a reliability and maintenance organization in a businesslike manner. Such a system has been keeping us on track since the late […]


10:00 pm
July 1, 2000
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Misalignment: Is it Still a Problem?

Is shaft alignment still a source of problems for your rotating equipment? With all of the tools, technology, and training sold in the past decade, why are there still a large number of equipment component failures that can be traced directly to poor alignment practices? This article will identify some of the sources of the […]