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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 | 2945 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Ernesto Wiedenbrug, Ph.D. Baker Instrument Co.
On-line technologies permit assessment of the entire motor system to facilitate troubleshooting. Maintenance experts agree that excessive heat causes rapid deterioration of motor winding insulation. The common rule states that insulation life is...
Tuesday, 01 April 2003 | 19031 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Ralph T. Buscarello, Update International Inc.
One of my weaknesses in my life as a vibration analyst/instructor is difficult to confess, as it is shameful. For about the first 10 years of training others, advising, and consulting on tough machinery vibration problems, I...
Tuesday, 01 April 2003 | 1940 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Rich Henry, Ron Sullivan, John Walden, and Dave Zdrojewski, VibrAlign, Inc.
Last article of a four-part series covering alignment fundamentals and thermal growth, and highlighting the importance of field measurements through two case studies. The previous article in this series, “Determining Accurate Alignment...
Tuesday, 01 April 2003 | 4291 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Robert C. Baldwin, CMRP, Editor
Robert C. Baldwin, CMRP, Editor "Focus on your core competencies and outsource everything else.” When I mentioned that business mantra in this column a couple months ago, I was referring to the possibility that a maintenance...
Tuesday, 01 April 2003 | 2100 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Rod McKay, Kenora Forest Products
In the spring of 2000, Kenora Forest Products (KFP), a Prendiville Industries company located in Kenora, ON, was a moderately successful lumber mill. Our workforce consisted of approximately 10 maintenance personnel and 80 production ...
Tuesday, 01 April 2003 | 3820 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Terrence O'Hanlon,
In the early years of aviation, pilots would fly only in daylight, or when the weather was clear so they could see a road or other landmarks. Now pilots use advanced computer guidance systems and sophisticated instrumentation. Today’s...
Tuesday, 01 April 2003 | 3516 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more

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