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Many process systems operate by the storage, transfer, metering, and disposal of liquid materials. The pumps that move the liquid materials represent a point where maintenance failure can halt all other processes. Extending the service life of...
Monday, 01 December 2003 | 7555 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Alan Friedman, DLI Engineering
Introductory overview illustrates how awareness of the behavior of linear and nonlinear systems provides fuller understanding of machine health when analyzing vibration data. The analysis of a vibration spectrum of a machine in the context of...
Monday, 01 September 2003 | 3374 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Alan Luedeking, Ludeca, Inc.
Fig. 1. Aligning the centerlines of rotation between a motor and pump may severely misalign the motor with respect to its own base. Imagine the following scenario: An electric motor with a distance of 48 in. between the front and back...
Saturday, 01 November 2003 | 3191 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Allan Rienstra, SDT North America
It would be great if every piece of technology ever bought paid immediate dividends. And if every tool or instrument purchased lived up to its initial billing and was implemented full scale to perform the jobs it was purchased for. The reality...
Monday, 01 December 2003 | 2442 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Andy Carroll, Black & Veatch Corp., and Ken Wilmot, Alliant Energy
To gain the full value of a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS), a core foundation of trusted data must be available each and every time the system is used—starting from day one. Striving to have high data integrity from the outset...
Monday, 01 September 2003 | 4638 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Bernard D. Brill and Martha Parker
Maintenance staff needs to know proper procedures to avoid liability. A company can use tens of thousands of disposable industrial wipers and rental shop towels annually to maintain top performance in a wide variety of precision manufacturing...
Saturday, 01 November 2003 | 2838 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Bill Keeter, ARMS Reliability Engineers-USA, LLC
Closing the gaps between the types of availability in a cost-effective way makes the plant more successful. It requires a thorough understanding of the top-level factors that determine availability and finding ways to improve in...
Thursday, 01 May 2003 | 4118 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Bill Keeter, ARMS Reliability Engineers-USA, LLC
The reliability block diagram is the cornerstone of the availability model because it shows how failure in a plant element affects process uptime. Over the past several years, managers up through the CEO have come to recognize equipment...
Tuesday, 01 April 2003 | 2952 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Bob Taylor
For the most part, we can describe in fairly exacting detail the functional components of a strong reliability program. Moreover, we are confident that implementing these reliability practices will yield results that benefit virtually every...
Monday, 01 December 2003 | 1850 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Christer Idhammar, IDCON, INC.
An organization must focus on sustainable results, not just cutting costs. Three case studies illustrate. Results-oriented organizations focus first on the quality and volume of production throughput, followed closely by the cost to produce the...
Saturday, 01 March 2003 | 3079 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more

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