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2002/April
Author:Albert Liaw, HOUNDware Corp.
As the fifth largest chemical company in the world, Dow Chemical is known for the manufacturing of chemicals, plastics, energy, agricultural products, and other consumer goods and services. But to manufacture these products on such a large scale...
Monday, 01 April 2002 | 4790 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
2002/February
Author:Allen Patterson, Flanders Electric Motor Service
The system consists of three physical elements: the rotor collar—a split ring clamped around the motor output shaft, a copper pickup loop surrounding the rotor collar, and a receiver unit. There is a scene in the movie “Hunt for Red...
Friday, 01 February 2002 | 3642 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
2002/June
Author:Anthony M. (Mac) Smith, AMS Associates
Whether initiating a new preventive maintenance (PM) program for your plant, or upgrading the return on investment from your existing PM resources, you need to answer two basic questions: "What PM tasks should be performed?", and "When should these...
Saturday, 01 June 2002 | 1679 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
2002/April
Author:Bonz Hart, Meridium, Inc.
Leveraging asset availability and performance with enterprise reliability management and computerized maintenance management systems. In today's business environment, the bottom line now includes not only profit margin but also cost...
Monday, 01 April 2002 | 1813 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
2002/April
Author:Christopher N. Winston, HSB Reliability Technologies
These two areas provide the foundation for an installed system to become an operating system on a daily basis. The computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) or enterprise asset management (EAM) system has become a common tool for...
Monday, 01 April 2002 | 1948 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
2002/May
Author:Christopher N. Winston, HSB Reliability Technologies
Data conversion and report capabilities are key areas to study. As a maintenance or engineering person responsible for implementation of a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS), you and your organization represent the functional side...
Wednesday, 01 May 2002 | 2447 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
2002/February
Author:Chuck Yung, Electrical Apparatus Service Association
Variable-frequency drives are beneficial, but you must avoid voltage spikes that can cause winding failure. When you want to control motor speed, you usually choose a clutch or a variable-frequency drive (VFD)—also called an inverter. In most...
Friday, 01 February 2002 | 4969 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
2002/October
Author:Daus Studenberg, Ludeca, Inc.
It is no secret—precise shaft alignment will pay for itself. It reduces bearing and seal damage, minimizes energy loss, and reduces production downtime. To neglect it would be like failing to perform regular oil changes on your car. You could get...
Tuesday, 01 October 2002 | 3910 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
2002/October
Author:David E. Liddle, Liddle & Associates
Identify additional costs beyond the expense of keeping equipment operating. Maintenance groups frequently are asked to perform numerous activities in addition to maintaining equipment and facilities. These activities are important to business...
Tuesday, 01 October 2002 | 1966 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
2002/September
Author:David E. Smith
If there are issues with a system implementation they relate back to the definition of the project goals. Does the word "frustrating" describe the current state of your computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) or enterprise asset...
Sunday, 01 September 2002 | 1819 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more

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