Archive | 2007

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The Fundamentals: How To Write A Standard Maintenance Procedure

Shortcuts won’t work when it comes to developing the type of clear, easy-to-understand instructions that everyone can follow. A Standard Maintenance Procedure, or SMP, is a written set of instructions that specifies how a maintenance procedure is to be performed. It should be specific and detailed enough so that a qualified maintenance technician who has […]

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July 1, 2007
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The Fundamentals: Effects Of Doubling Up On Hearing Protection

Most end users think OEMs take particular pains to design things that last. That’s true in most cases, but not all. Will doubling up or wearing dual protection-an earmuff in addition to earplugs- provide added protection against extreme noise levels? The answer is yes, according to a recently released Sound Source™ bulletin from the Bacou-Dalloz […]

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July 1, 2007
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The Fundamentals: Shaft Seals On Rotary Valves & Airlocks

When it comes to sealing solutions for your bulk handling systems, you may have more options than you thought. Rotary valves and airlocks are fundamental components in bulk material handling systems. They serve to accurately meter product from storage into a process, as well as to isolate pressure differentials between storage and conveying systems. The […]

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July 1, 2007
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The Fundamentals: How To Write An Effective PM Procedure

Follow these steps in developing the type of world-class document and process that provides real value throughout your operations. If you want to change your current maintenance reality, you must begin with the basics. One of the cornerstones of a successful maintenance effort is the precise execution of thoughtful, well-written preventive maintenance (PM) procedures. There […]

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April 1, 2007
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The Fundamentals: Safe Work Practices For Workplace Disasters

Be careful during “wrench thrown into the works” situations. A Maintenance pro is an investment your company can’t afford to lose. Despite well-established policies, procedures and recordkeeping, unexpected obstacles or snags often cause setbacks during scheduled or routine maintenance. In most cases, we’ve allotted adequate time to overcome these problems, allowing for safe and thorough […]

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April 1, 2007
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The Fundamentals: Extending Drive Belt Life

Most end users think OEMs take particular pains to design things that last. That’s true in most cases, but not all. OEMs are in business to sell products. Consequently, countless OEM drive belts are designed with neither the concept of long-term cost savings in mind, nor with the idea that a Maintenance person might need […]

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January 1, 2007
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The Fundamentals: Five Practical Considerations When Choosing Arc-Resistant MCC'S

Arc-resistant motor control centers (MCCs) help protect employees from dangerous arc flashes while reducing the risks of the high costs related to these incidents. Before you invest, make sure you take the following equipment and installation aspects into consideration. They definitely can impact your safety, your maintenance and your costs. Arc-resistant MCCs should be tested […]

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