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Asset Management Methodology at Work

Condition monitoring provides benefits and high return on investment. The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) is a large, unionized public utility serving 2.6 million people in the Boston metropolitan area. In 2000, the MWRA embarked on a comprehensive, multi-phased asset management initiative. Its program includes dedicated staff along with a diverse senior management steering committee […]

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The Best Tool For The Job

What do Peter Drucker, the management guru, and Bruce Lee, the late martial arts master, have in common? Not much on the surface, but both were paradigm busters. Both came up during preparation for the luncheon talk I gave at the Reliability Centered Maintenance Managers Forum last month in Clearwater Beach, FL—Drucker during research into […]

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Senior Management must be committed to maintenance process

Senior management commitment is required for any initiative to be successful. Simply stated, without its commitment or demonstrated leadership, initiatives stall, fall substantially short of expectations, or just plain fail. Today, perhaps more than ever, companies must improve safety, reduce total cost, meet shorter delivery cycles, and meet more stringent quality requirements. Even the most […]

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Selecting the Right Key Performance Indicators

An effective set of interlocking indicators provides feedback to individuals, groups, and the enterprise, directing the behavior of all. Measures of performance have been used by management for centuries to review current operational capabilities. Such measures have been used to assess both departmental and corporate performance, as well as trend performance achieved against plan. In […]

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Phishing and Pharming: A guide to avoid getting scammed online

You just got an urgent e-mail from your credit card company or your bank requesting you to verify your log in or user name and password. The e-mail says it is from accounts@citibank.com or auction@ebay.com or payments@ paypal.com. Hopefully by now you know that no trusted financial institution will ever e-mail you to request your […]

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Making Machine Train Alignment More Efficient and Accurate

Machine trains, like all directly coupled equipment, must be aligned. The objective of any machine train alignment is to align the equipment within specified tolerances at operating conditions. Accurate shaft alignment will increase the life of machine components such as bearings, seals, and couplings, and prolong the life of the machinery. As a result, costly […]

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More Educational Opportunities at MARTS 2005

Maintenance & Reliability Technology Summit (MARTS) is designed to provide a comprehensive learning environment for everyone responsible for plant uptime and equipment availability—managers, technicians, supervisors, and engineers. Event producers, MAINTENANCE TECHNOLOGY and ReliabilityWeb.com, have expanded this year’s offering with Professional Developent Courses and focused mini-summit roundtable sessions. In addition, the Lubrication Summit conference will be […]

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