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2005 Oil & Fluid Analysis Guide

Oil analysis is a vital tool in machine condition assessment because it offers a means to improved machine reliability and support for operations and maintenance decisions. Today, oil analysis should be considered as one of a core group of technologies in a predictive maintenance program. It is complemented by vibration analysis, airborne ultrasound, infrared imaging, […]

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2005 Infrared Thermography

Inspections can detect problems and avoid costly equipment failure. Thermal imaging has evolved into a valuable diagnostic tool for predictive maintenance. By detecting anomalies often invisible to the naked eye, thermography allows corrective actions to be taken before electrical, mechanical, or process equipment fails. The use of palm computers and database software has improved and […]

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2005 Nondestructive Testing Guide

Equipment condition assessment is fundamental to equipment reliability and maintenance and to equipment asset management. The predictive maintenance technologies of vibration analysis, infrared thermography, oil analysis, motor circuit analysis, and ultrasound detection get most of the attention. However, there is a wider spectrum of nondestructive testing (NDT) techniques that can be used to keep tabs […]

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The Future Is Now

Global competition and skyrocketing energy costs are vastly changing the playing field for most industries. The future is now, and with it has come some harsh economic realities. For maintenance and reliability engineers, keeping up-to-date on reliability and asset management technologies is not an option. It’s mandatory. Maintenance Technology has some mandatory responsibilities, too. Key […]

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2005 Precision Alignment and Balancing Guide

These two processes can have a significant impact on the operational life of bearings and rotating machinery. Excessive vibration is a major contributor to early machine failure. With shaft alignment and machinery balancing procedures in place, organizations are able to reduce that vibration and increase the life of their rotating machinery. Research by the University […]

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Managing an EAM/CMMS Project

The biggest payback opportunities in an EAM/CMMS implementation are often never realized. During product selection, goals were set for the application and specific business benefits were targeted, but the project scope was probably scaled back to “must haves” rather than the full scope of recommendations. During implementation, you kept a running list of additional features, […]

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2005 Condition Monitoring Software Guide

Plant asset management (PAM), the top-level view of reliability and maintenance, is comprised of many advanced maintenance technologies and systems. A PAM system is fed by several information streams, including those from the predictive maintenance technologies: vibration analysis, oil analysis, electrical and motor circuit analysis, ultrasound inspection, infrared thermography, and other nondestructive testing technologies. Although […]

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Maintenance Information Systems

Directory of EAM/CMMS software for 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. The software must manage and optimize reliability and performance of plant physical assets and maintenance operations, support a company’s business process, and be tied […]

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