I’ve been doing a lot of research for my upcoming “Don’t Procrastinate … Innovate!” series of columns outlining innovative, value-based maintenance approaches, tips and tricks for this magazine’s sister publication, Maintenance Technology. The process has put me in touch, so to speak, with a number of industrial and scientific visionaries.
Safer Oil-Pail Carts
Oil-pail carts built with the Creform® System provide safe storage and disposal of oily or solvent-soaked rags. Comprised of plastic-coated steel pipe, mechanical joints and hardware accessories, this easily moved system keeps the pail approximately 24″ above the floor. With its ESD-rated components, grounding a pail to the system structure helps dissipate static charges. A spring assists the closing feature, ensuring a barrier is in place, thereby limiting oxygen and ignition access.
Life-cycle cost (LCC) analysis is a powerful method of evaluating the total costs over the lifetime of equipment or systems. A basic LCC analysis will reflect purchase, installation, operation, maintenance and disposal costs. Looking beyond the initial purchase price will help you understand where your organization spends its money.
Effective maintenance is strongly linked to effective job plans. Pay attention to the required components. Don’t skip anything.
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