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Author:Keith Young, Maintenance Quality Systems LLC
Here is an approach for making the transition. The consideration to shift a well-organized, effective preventive maintenance (PM) program to a reliability centered maintenance (RCM) basis is attractive. RCM is the logic-based methodology for...
Thursday, 01 January 1998 | 2398 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Mark A. Goodman, UE Systems, Inc.
Corona and tracking do not produce readably detectable infrared emissions but they do produce ultrasound that can be detected by scanning switchgear door seals and air vents. (Photo courtesy UE Systems.) Why do infrared and ultrasound work so well...
Friday, 01 May 1998 | 2574 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Michael Twomey, Conam Inspection, Inc.
A review of two fundamental nondestructive testing methods for identifying manufactured defects and service defects in plant equipment components. Preventive maintenance can save considerable cost in terms of downtime, injury, lost opportunity,...
Sunday, 01 March 1998 | 6800 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:MT Staff
Local area networks are becoming common in all types and sizes of plants. Computers are strategically located throughout the plant for easy access to information. For companies with a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS), employees with...
Sunday, 01 February 1998 | 1879 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:MT Staff
With the present-day emphasis on increasing production while lowering overhead, manufacturers and service providers often turn to outside sources for their predictive and preventive maintenance needs. In Alberta, Canada, Yvan A. Lejeune...
Tuesday, 01 December 1998 | 2001 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:MT Staff
Cedar River Paper Co., Cedar Rapids, IA, has piloted a software package that provides the maintenance staff with instant access to all of the drawings and manuals needed to maintain the plant. When fully implemented, the software will...
Tuesday, 01 December 1998 | 1696 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:MT Staff
According to Jim Obland, who is developing the predictive maintenance program at the Montana Power Project in Colstrip, MT, the two greatest enemies of cost-effective maintenance are guessing and second-guessing. His goal is to achieve...
Tuesday, 01 September 1998 | 1919 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:MT Staff
Factors to consider when selecting and using ultrasonic gauges to measure remaining pipe and tank wall thickness. A particularly important problem that faces many industries is measurement of remaining wall thickness in pipes, tubes,...
Thursday, 01 October 1998 | 3405 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Ralph W. Peters, Tompkins Associates, Inc.
Installation of a new CMMS does not lead to effective maintenance unless the system supports an effective strategic maintenance plan. Here are the issues that need to be addressed. Today's client-server information technology offers the...
Thursday, 01 January 1998 | 2329 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Ray Dunn, InfoMC, Inc.
A practical tool that allows managers to quickly understand the value of reliability and how reliability impacts profit. Not long ago, reliability was considered engineering alchemy, an “Alice in Wonderland” science. Today, reliability ...
Thursday, 01 October 1998 | 4361 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more

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