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3:18 am
November 2, 2000
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An open window of opportunity

Robert C. Baldwin, CMRP, Editor For years, reliability and maintenance professionals have been complaining, a la Rodney Dangerfield, “we don’t get no respect.” Well, that may be changing. A window of opportunity may be opening to provide some C-level access. Although it may not open wide enough to climb through, it will likely open wide […]


3:16 am
November 2, 2000
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Failure to define failure leads to confusion

Failure modes, failure causes, and failure effects are important concepts in reliability centered maintenance (RCM) and similar processes. Without a clear understanding of these failure terms, the analyses often become confusing and possibly lead to incorrect decisions. For as long as I can recall, there have been varying degrees of confusion about what people mean […]


9:36 pm
November 1, 2000
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A Best Process Model for Asset Management

Significant cultural changes, cost savings, and increases in mechanical availability can be achieved by the implementation of this model. As many asset-intensive companies have increasingly searched for a competitive advantage, maintenance and reliability of assets have evolved as major contributors. Organizations are being challenged to improve efficiency and work with less. Various processes, such as […]