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Author:David M. Bair, Reliability Management
Suggestions for improving IS departments, computerized maintenance management systems, and reliability and maintenance operations in general. The goal of any company's information systems (IS) department is to serve the business. When the...
Monday, 01 November 1999 | 1893 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Ed Boehm, Fisher-Rosemount Educational Services
Instrument technicians at the Chevron Oil Co. refinery in El Paso, TX, have a thirst for knowledge, but sources of technical information in the west Texas city have been scarce, and not always accurate. According to Hector...
Monday, 01 March 1999 | 1658 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Edwin K. Jones, P.E., Consultant, and Mark E. Lawrence, P.E., BP Amoco Chemicals
Networking, benchmarking, and TPM comprise three-tier approach for cutting maintenance costs in half and boosting overall asset effectiveness by 25 percent. Maintain Assets Network (MAN) has served as a vehicle to substantially strengthen ...
Wednesday, 01 September 1999 | 2128 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Gino Palarchio, Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals
Is there a future for the maintenance and reliability profession? Yes, and it is called Physical Asset Management. Here are some observations from a practitioner. Where is the maintenance and reliability profession moving? Will it still be...
Friday, 01 January 1999 | 3010 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Heinz P. Bloch, P.E., Process Machinery Consulting Co.
Not long ago, the maintenance manager of a world-scale petrochemical plant located off shore sent us a distress message. He detailed the long-term effects of reengineering by blindly downsizing the reliability ...
Monday, 01 March 1999 | 1452 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:J. Wesley Hines, Stephen Jesse, and Andrew Edmondson, The University of Tennessee, and Dan Nower, Computational Systems, Inc.
Relatively small amounts of shaft misalignment can have a significant impact on the operational life of bearings. Summary of Maintenance and Reliability Center research notes that a 5-mil offset misalignment can reduce expected bearing life by as...
Thursday, 01 April 1999 | 10418 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Joel Levitt, Springfield Resources
Fifteen reliability and maintenance uses for the Internet, plus information on newsgroups and forums, from the new book Internet Guide for Maintenance Management. The Internet is getting better for maintenance users on a ...
Friday, 01 January 1999 | 1466 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:John Mitchell
Pictured in a recent cartoon, two dinosaurs are contentedly munching leaves while a few snowflakes are falling in the foreground. One says to the other: Seems to be getting a bit cold and dark around here. I dislike sounding...
Thursday, 01 April 1999 | 1661 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:John Mitchell
The months since the April Viewpoint have been very encouraging. Thanks to all of you who e-mailed your thoughts. Your interest, comments, and insight are very much appreciated. Similar thoughts from practitioners ...
Wednesday, 01 September 1999 | 1403 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:John Mitchell
Insights into critical issues of plant equipment maintenance and reliability management Judging from comments received via e-mail, expressed on maintenance-oriented web sites, and repeated in Bob Baldwin's Uptime editorials in the...
Monday, 01 November 1999 | 1487 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more

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