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The Reliability Files

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Results 1761 - 1770 of 2011

2011/April
Author:Ron Marshall, for the Compressed Air Challenge
Compressed air is one of the most important utility requirements of the typical industrial operation—and is commonly the most misunderstood system.
Tuesday, 19 April 2011 | 2147 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More
2011/June
Author:Ron Marshall, for the Compressed Air Challenge
Imagine your plant as a big ship travelling toward your chosen destination. At some point, waves sweep across the bow, rain pours in and salt water begins eating holes through the hull. Leaks start—first a trickle, then a torrent.
Monday, 13 June 2011 | 1969 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More
2012/February
Author:Ron Marshall, For The Compressed Air Challenge
The first thing you’ll notice about your compressed air “tank” (or air receiver) is that unlike your compressor, it doesn’t have large power cables running to it. While an air receiver doesn’t consume power, odds are, if properly sized and...
Friday, 23 March 2012 | 1180 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More
2012/June
Author:Ron Marshall, For The Compressed Air Challenge
From time to time, equipment failure forces us to choose to repair an old air compressor or select a new one. For a major component failure, the cost of the repair often may exceed 50% of the cost to buy a new compressor. This is when we should...
Monday, 11 June 2012 | 1625 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More
2012/August
Author:Ron Marshall, for the Compressed Air Challenge
How effective/efficient is your com-pressed air system? Take a few minutes to visit your compressor room. It’s probably noisy, hot and dirty. Look at the compressors, note their vibrations and heat, then try to evaluate the health of the equipment...
Thursday, 16 August 2012 | 1428 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More
2011/October
Author:Ron Marshall, for the Compressed Air Challenge®
The following is a question received by the Compressed Air Challenge (CAC) from a concerned electrical- controls programmer. Queries such as these are commonly a result of someone participating in a CAC training event and learning about efficiency...
Tuesday, 11 October 2011 | 941 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More
2011/August
Author:Ron Martin, VP & GM, Asset Optimization and Life Cycle Care, Emerson Process Management
Achieving peak performance and high reliability has always been tough, but with the added—and now escalating—difficulty of trying to keep, find and train top-notch technical personnel, it’s even tougher. That’s where we are today: In...
Friday, 19 August 2011 | 1358 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More
2001/September
Author:Ron Moore, The RM Group, Inc.
Basics of total productive maintenance used to help get troublesome packaging line ready for new product rollout. A company which we will call Omega Foods (not its real name) was expanding its business rapidly, and had announced plans for a...
Saturday, 01 September 2001 | 1683 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More
1998/February
Author:Ron Moore, The RM Group
In May 1995, a company we will call ACME North America to protect its identity, began a focused effort to improve manufacturing performance at one of its major production facilities. Particular attention was given to improving plant reliability and...
Sunday, 01 February 1998 | 1708 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More
1998/March
Author:Ron Moore, The RM Group
In many organizations, a heavy focus on cost cutting has led to a greater emphasis on the use of contractors as a potential solution for high labor costs. In recent years, maintenance in particular has received increased attention for replacing...
Sunday, 01 March 1998 | 1831 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More

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