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July 2, 2003
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Maintenance Information Systems

Directory of EAM/CMMS software form maintenance and reliability organizations. Enterprise asset management (EAM) and computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) are essential to most maintenance and reliability strategies irrespective of plant size. Maintenance information systems run on multi-platforms using mainframe, client/server, thin client, or browser-based applications. Smaller, stand-alone systems run on PCs or local area networks. […]

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12:57 am
July 2, 2003
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Checking Best Practices for Preventive Maintenance

Example best practices and the questions you need to ask to determine if your plant is using them. Visiting plants in different corners of the world, we often are asked: “What are the current best practices for preventive maintenance (PM)?” We usually answer that we define preventive maintenance using 95 key elements. We also point […]

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July 2, 2003
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Backlog Interpretation and Analysis

Last in a series of articles discussing the management of backlog The first article in this series, “Essential Elements of Backlog Measurement,” defined backlog as the classification of work that, for whatever reason, has not been completed. The second article, “Measuring Backlog,” presented various methods of measuring backlog in weeks. However, two questions remain. What […]

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6:51 pm
July 1, 2003
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Start from The Beginning

Robert C. Baldwin, CMRP, Editor This month we present our annual roundup of enterprise asset management (EAM) and computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) offerings from active suppliers in the industry. We provide some basic information about each, as a starting point for selecting your first system or for moving up to a larger system with […]

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July 1, 2003
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The Science of Profit Centered Maintenance

In the past few years, there has been a growing focus on the business side of maintenance. In a few circles, the terms “profit centered” and “profit centric maintenance” have been coined to suggest a frame of reference slanted toward maximizing revenue through improved plant reliability while managing maintenance costs. I suggest to you that, […]

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6:46 pm
July 1, 2003
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Listening to the Internet

There are just not enough hours in a day to read all the maintenance information you can find on the Internet. At www.mt-online.com alone, you can find at least 5 years of collective wisdom captured in articles, editorials, and directories. You can bookmark them, save them to a file, print them, and even e-mail them. […]

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3:09 pm
July 1, 2003
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Avoiding Flashover in Medium Voltage Switchgear

Corona is a serious issue in metal clad switchgear because of its highly destructive nature—it is the cause of most flashovers in the equipment. The fundamental cause is an electrical breakdown of air brought on mostly by an insulating deficiency within the switchgear. Corona results from the ionizing of gases because of this high electrical […]

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