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Viewpoint: We've Lost The Key To Maintenance & Reliability

Phil Peck, PPC Mechanical Seals Consolidations, off-shore sourcing and closings have exacted a heavy toll the U.S. manufacturing sector over the past 10 years. In the process, critical gaps in knowledge, levels of experience and numbers of active experts have been showing up in many operations. Nowhere are these gaps more evident than in the […]

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Uptime: Leadership, Reliability & High Gas Prices

Bob Williamsom, Contributing Editor As evidenced by our current gas pump crisis, insufficient maintenance, training, staffing levels, work methods, procedures and communications, combined with out-of-date drawings, aging assets, risk mitigation apathy and leadership focused on short-term, bottom-line results are a formula for disaster. Most of us have heard about recent refinery problems, not to mention […]

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All Shook Up

Designing a best-in-class vibration analysis program starts at the beginning. It’s no secret that when machinery operates effectively and efficiently, it will run longer,more safely and without unscheduled downtime. That surely can improve the bottom line. Vibration analysis can be a very effective part of a good predictive maintenance (PdM) program and an integral part […]

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Solution Spotlight: World-Class Vibration Programs

Up until now, one of the greatest challenges in implementing world-class vibration programs has been the cost to support in-house personnel and efforts. Today, there’s a cost-effective alternative. According to Vibration Analysts Inc. (VAI), with its powerful new vibration data analysis process, companies now have access to an entire team of professional vibration specialists who […]

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Analyzing The Relationship Of Preventive Maintenance To Corrective Maintenance

What constitutes adequate PM frequency in your plant? How do you know when enough is enough? Where do you want your PM program to take you? Think before answering. No guessing allowed. When establishing an effective maintenance program, one must determine not only which preventive maintenance (PM) routines to accomplish, but how often they should […]

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Comprehensive Failure Investigation

Looking for a basic, step-by-step approach to improved problem solving around your plant? Start here. Failure analysis, incident investigation and root cause analysis are among the terms used by organizations to refer to their various problem-solving approaches. Regardless of the name, these types of investigations typically boil down to three basic questions: What’s the problem? […]

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Elegant Maintenance Management: Manifesting The Big Picture

You, as a Maintenance Manager, can enjoy great success with the resources you already have, while leading your management into a new way of thinking. In the process, you’ll be changing into an “Elegant” Maintenance Manager. This type of transformation shifts the playing field—and calls for real strength on your part. As you “go for […]

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