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Viewpoint:Turning Challenges Into Successes

Steve Harman, President, Shell Lubricants, Americas One of the primary roles of maintenance and reliability professionals is to run their plant profitably at peak capacity while operating safely and efficiently. As plant professionals strive for increases in production, few would put lubrication at the top of their list of ways to increase plant performance. However, […]

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Measuring Displacement Using Accelerometers

How competent is competent? More importantly, how much might it actually cost your operations if you were to entrust your pumps to the wrong shop? While it’s the easiest vibration parameter to understand, it’s also been the most rarely measured one. That’s all about to change, with loop-powered displacement sensors now offering a simple, continuous […]

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Uptime: Getting Operations’ Buy-In For Reliability

Bob Williamson, Contributing Editor This is the third installment in a series on “Developing & Deploying a Reliability Culture” that began in the January 2008 issue. Getting an organization to the point where equipment and process reliability makes sense is essential for successful capital-intensive businesses. Noted reliability expert Paul Barringer, of Barringer & Associates, Inc. […]

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Gear And Reducer Inspection And Analysis

Where do you start? What’s important? How do know that you’re doing it right? When a small reducer fails, in most plants the usual reaction is to replace it without even opening it up to see what happened. But, when a large or critical unit is involved, the inspection and evaluation can be incredibly intimidating. […]

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Lubrication Of Electric Motor Bearings

Bearing failure or proper lubrication? The choice is yours. Better lubrication practices could prevent the type of bearing damage that leads to costly premature motor failures in countless plants. How are you taking care of these crucial activities in your operations? Proper lubrication of ball and roller bearings in electric motors is essential to their […]

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Part IV. Non-OEM Pump Rebuild Shops: Case Studies

How competent is competent? More importantly, how much might it actually cost your operations if you were to entrust your pumps to the wrong shop? This article is the last installment in a four-part series based on a presentation delivered at the 2007 NPRA Reliability & Maintenance Conference in Houston, TX. As in the previous […]

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Solution Spotlight: New Speed Reducer Takes On Your Toughest Jobs

Baldor has introduced the new Dodge MagnaGear XTR, an extra-tough speed reducer that has been engineered to offer maximum reliability and superior performance in especially challenging, high-torque applications. According to the manufacturer, the MagnaGear XTR is ideal for bulk material handling in dirty, dusty, harsh environments. That means mining, aggregate, cement, wood products and grain […]

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Ensuring Reliability And Safety Of Your Process Cranes

Are you investing too much, too little or too late in your crane maintenance efforts? An in-depth reliability survey can be invaluable in helping determine what level of this maintenance is optimal for your operations. It’s widely known that investing effectively in crane maintenance can help reduce the risk of safety and environmental incidents, breakdowns, […]

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