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September 2, 2006
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Viewpoint: World-Class Maintenance – Serious Aspiration Or Joke?

Paul D. Tomlingson, Principal Consultant, Paul D. Tomlingson Associates, Inc. World-class maintenance is the pinnacle of achievement for most maintenance organizations whether they maintain plant equipment, tend to mobile equipment or perform facility maintenance. It results when the organization consistently produces reliable equipment with an efficient organization, carries out an effective program and effectively uses […]

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September 2, 2006
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Uptime: Team-Based Maintenance & Reliability For Turbomachinery

Bob Williamson, Contributing Editor Partnering with your company to aggressively pursue reliability excellence will pay off all the way around. This maintenance expert shows you how it can be done. High-performing, low-cost, competitive operations depend on reliable equipment. Turbomachinery and other rotating equipment is exposed to numerous conditions that cause functional failures, catastrophic failures, damage […]

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1:14 am
September 2, 2006
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Maintaining Equipment Performance 24/7

Partnering with your company to aggressively pursue reliability excellence will pay off all the way around. This maintenance expert shows you how it can be done. Equipment reliability is a cornerstone of production stability and a primary driver of maintenance costs. “Reliability excellence” is the sustainable ability to manufacture products safely while meeting specifications and […]

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1:10 am
September 2, 2006
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Training Future Machinery Engineers

Do you want to be one of the real “decision makers” in your organization? If you do, you’ll want to heed the advice of this industry icon. The status of maintenance and reliability engineers has been the subject of debate for decades.Nevertheless, it might be worth noting a few highly specific experience-based remedies that have […]

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September 2, 2006
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Inventory And Purchasing Add Value To Maintenance Departments

Best practices in the way these departments serve the maintenance organization can provide significant payback. Are yours measuring up? Inventory and Purchasing departments. . .a “necessary evil” to most organizations. . . almost as big a drain on profit as the maintenance department. . . right? At least that’s what a large number of organizations […]

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1:03 am
September 2, 2006
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Improving Reliability Through A Clearer Understanding Of Contamination

Debris demands your attention. . . at all times. A failed component is not just expensive from the standpoint of repair costs, downtime and lost productivity, it also is an inconvenience. Too often, repairs simply consist of replacing the component without further investigation into what may be the root of the problem. Debris particle contamination […]

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12:57 am
September 2, 2006
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Communications: The Maintenance Partnership – Preparing For Partnership

Ken Bannister, Contributing Editor Once the maintenance department realizes it cannot function autonomously, it immediately begins to establish itself as an integral part of the manufacturing, service and corporate process. As partnership interaction grows, so do mutual understanding, value and respect for each partner’s role in the process. Establishing a partnership requires the maintenance department […]

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12:52 am
September 2, 2006
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Sub-Arc Metal-Cored Wires Help Increase Production And Reduce Rework

Use of these wires in a company’s buildup/overlay processes is optimizing the quality of final welds on pressure vessels around the globe. Alloy Cladding Company, LLC of Fort Myers, FL, is the world’s oldest running company in the business—the business of overlay welding and rebuilding pressure vessels used in the paper, pulp and chemical industries. […]

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