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Common-Sense CMMS: Combine Software and Handhelds

A computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) is an essential operational and management tool for managing asset preservation, ensuring that production systems operate as required, and minimizing downtime. An effective CMMS should be able to support these functions by automating administrative tasks, as well as by gathering relevant information in order to perform these processes. A […]

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Asset Management and Contingency Planning

Maintenance and service managers’ role in providing for emergencies serves day-to-day operations as well. The attack on U.S. soil in 2001 and ensuing national security alerts around the world drove home the need to improve contingency planning, business continuation, and crisis management. The unexpected continuously taxes the resources of governments and enterprises, yet those organizations […]

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Using Pareto Analysis to Focus Reliability Improvements

This approach helps uncover reliability problems obscured by the volume of plant work requests. Progress Energy’s Harris nuclear power plant in New Hill, NC, is taking a proactive approach to identify and improve equipment performance. Power plants such as Harris have more than 100,000 components. Personnel perform thousands of maintenance activities annually. With large organizations […]

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The Voice of Experience

Robert C. Baldwin, CMRP, Editor Last month, I had the opportunity to meet with two practitioners whose knowledge and judgment I respect. Both have significant experience in the maintenance and reliability field and have made significant contributions to the body of knowledge. One was Charles Latino, perhaps the first person to institute equipment reliability practice […]

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How Much Reliability Can You Afford?

Some months ago I was working in the building products industry. The company for which I worked saw a need for their maintenance managers to have a better understanding of equipment asset management and reliability. We contracted for training through a well-known training company. The instruction was very good and we all gained much knowledge […]

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Maximizing Chiller Efficiency

Attention to maintenance can help control energy demand. Here is an overview. Chillers consume more than 50 percent of the electrical usage in many facilities. They use approximately 20 percent of the total electrical power generated in North America, and the U.S. Department of Energy estimates that chillers expend up to 30 percent in additional […]

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Maintenance and Reliability Tools

The Internet never ceases to amaze me. This great “thing” is owned by no company and controlled by no government, and it just keeps getting better and better. Every Web publisher is self-appointed but ultimately is voted on and validated by Web surfers—for without surfers, there is no real point to publishing. AOL, MSN, and […]

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Condition Based Operations for Manufacturing

Open OpenO&M Framework is the key. It is an open integration solution facilitating the sharing of information among all plant information systems, including maintenance, reliability, and asset management functions. Manufacturing companies are continually striving to achieve and maintain a high level of operational excellence. Operational excellence requires continual improvement of a company’s manufacturing operations, driving […]

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