One of the BIGGEST challenges we have in the “maintenance arena” is being fully valued by our senior leadership. Many don’t know that because we are routinely asked to do so much “non-maintenance” work it actually prevents us from doing productive maintenance work.
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Maintaining an interactive collaborative partnership with inter- and intra-departmental groups and outside groups is essential if a maintenance department is to be successful in delivering asset reliability and availability at a level suitable to achieve production throughput and quality targets. To achieve this, a maintenance department must understand the difference between “what it manages” and […]
Blake Moret, Vice President and General Manager Customer Support & Maintenance, Rockwell Automation Navigating waves of bad economic news is never easy, and no one is certain when the storm will let up. However, companies that view tough times as an opportunity to improve will eventually come out on top. Even with aggressive cost-cutting, there […]
Equipped with quality tools and personnel to manage them, these mobile units continue to deliver for Alstom Powerin planned outages across North America.
With the right condition-monitoring program and the right tools, you can reduce the costs of your equipment maintenance and fully utilize your personnel.
In my work, I often ask companies about the standard(s) they follow. Most will cite IEEE, ASTM, EASA, IEC, UL, CSA, etc. Generally, the language and standard(s) are correct and the companies appear to be complying. Sometimes, however, they aren’t—either accidentally or, in enough cases to be annoying, deliberately. What is the impact when a […]
As July is heating up, so is the national debate on energy and how we’re going to be using and paying for it in the future. I’ve asked myself why I feel compelled to wander into this minefield and risk being accused of politicizing our magazine. That’s not my intent; I’m just making observations—and continuing […]