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Author:Anthony M. (Mac) Smith, AMS Associates
We generally think of reliability centered maintenance (RCM) implementation as three separate activities: RCM analysis resulting in recommended RCM-based preventive maintenance (PM) tasks Carrying those RCM-based PM...
Saturday, 01 July 2000 | 2002 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Anthony M. (Mac) Smith, AMS Associates
Failure modes, failure causes, and failure effects are important concepts in reliability centered maintenance (RCM) and similar processes. Without a clear understanding of these failure terms, the analyses often...
Wednesday, 01 November 2000 | 2200 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Blaine Pardoe, Enterprise Management Systems
Getting the money back out of a CMMS is an issue with which consultants in the CMMS and maintenance marketplace deal all the time. The problem has been reduced somewhat in the past few years with the prices of PCs and CMMS...
Saturday, 01 January 2000 | 2160 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Blaine Pardoe, Enterprise Management Systems
Last year at this time I did a piece on the directions of the CMMS market in general and I feel somewhat vindicated that, indeed, the presence of the Web has reached even further into the business of maintenance ...
Saturday, 01 April 2000 | 1781 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Blaine Pardoe, Enterprise Management Systems
Perhaps one of the most over-used and abused phrases we've been hearing in the past 2 years is, "the new economy." This vague, ill-defined reference speaks to the rise of Internet-based companies, fast-paced...
Friday, 01 September 2000 | 1799 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Blaine Pardoe, Enterprise Management Systems
Most people know me as a science fiction novelist rather than a maintenance industry expert. As such, I thought a glimpse of the future of maintenance was in order—a glance at a facilities operation in 2012. Maintenance...
Friday, 01 December 2000 | 1827 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Bob Matusheski, Meridium, Inc.
Reliability analyses conducted on groups of plant equipment provide insight not readily apparent to the casual observer. Wall Street values a company's stock based upon the company's ability to predict production and earnings....
Wednesday, 01 November 2000 | 2148 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:By Victor Wowk, P.E. Machine Dynamics, Inc.
Every step must be well thought out, from planning to instruction to follow up. Shaft alignment is a technical skill that is not common in the construction and maintenance professions, but categorized more like a...
Monday, 01 May 2000 | 13148 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Carol Vesier, Ph. D., RonaMax, LLC
A six-step work process to increase profitability with reliability improvements. A Fortune 500 specialty chemical company has doubled its profitability over the past five years, improving it from 7 percent to 14 percent...
Wednesday, 01 March 2000 | 3057 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Carol Vesier, Ph.D, RonaMax, LLC
How to accurately predict the competitive advantages and quantify the business benefits associated with improving reliability. A previous article "Profit Driven Reliability" discussed a six-step work process to increase ...
Saturday, 01 April 2000 | 2828 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more

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