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Author:Bruce Main, design safety engineering, inc.
How often have you had to perform maintenance on equipment in an awkward position, without adequate light, with tools that are not well suited to the job? How often could these problems have been easily corrected if equipment designers better...
Thursday, 01 January 2004 | 3643 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Daryl Mather, Consultant
Linking the function of asset management to achieving competitive advantage. For more than 25 years, there has been a steady increase in the acknowledgement of the strategic importance of maintenance. One of the driving factors has been...
Thursday, 01 January 2004 | 3079 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Leonard Phillips, Infrared Training Center
Fig. 1. Infrared scan of parts washer pump-motor coupler at Consolidated Diesel. The coupler between the motor and the pump is slightly hotter than either of the components it connects. (Thermograph by Richard Harrison) If “one tool fit...
Thursday, 01 January 2004 | 2821 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:MT Staff
A boiler feed pump being powered by two 3500 hp induction motors appears to be developing a problem. Failure of this pump will result in the loss of a generator currently producing half of the station’s power output. Operators are...
Thursday, 01 January 2004 | 2911 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Robert C. Baldwin, CMRP, Editor
Robert C. Baldwin, CMRP, Editor "Managers Are Starting To Loosen Budgets As Optimism Grows.” That is the headline on Carol Hymowitz’s column “In the Lead” in a recent issue of the Wall Street Journal. “After a long stretch ...
Thursday, 01 January 2004 | 1904 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Ruth Olszewski, CMMS data group, and Tom Carlson, Dunlee
An organization moves from disrespect to world-class status. Over the past eight years, Dunlee, a division of a subsidiary of Philips Medical Systems and a world leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of CT and radiographic x-ray...
Thursday, 01 January 2004 | 7852 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Terrence O'Hanlon,
A few months ago, I wrote a column (“Want to Contribute to an Open Source CMMS?”) about an open source computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) project. The project team invited interested parties to download a version and...
Thursday, 01 January 2004 | 5131 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more

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