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Repeatable, effective maintenance procedures are seen as “not required” by most maintenance organizations however this couldn’t be further from the truth.  Over my career I have seen thousands of examples of human variation creating equipment failure at the wrong time. We as humans are built to produce variation in almost everything we do. Most people […]

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You must read this email I received recently, it is a wonderful incite into the problems most Maintenance Managers Face based on Maintenance Technician Feedback

Ricky,

I received some positive feedback from the two maintenance fitters sitting in with myself on your session on maintenance of hydraulic systems.

It was interesting afterwards, the comment was, “we know […]

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Lubrication related bearing failures account for 60% to 80% of premature bearing failures.  These  bearing failures are due to either lack of lubrication, under lubrication,   or using the wrong lubrication for a specific application.

Using an ultrasound instrument  to listen to the bearing while applying lubricant and watching the decibel level, one […]

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Failure Reporting Process Map for MTBF – Just my thoughts

How good is your organization at identifying failures? Of course you see failures when they occur, but can you identify when recurring failures are creating serious equipment reliability issues? Most companies begin applying RCA or RCFA to […]

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It may be hard to believe, but the success or failure of your shutdown (outage, turnaround) is determined long before you shutdown the equipment and begin the event.  While many treat the shutdown as a marathon event that must be survived, the insightful amongst us know that it is the actions […]

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 Look at this Picture Closely

I am sure many of you are having problems with your Lubrication Program however it may not be apparent to you.  Take a tour of your facility and look for these signs of a problem.

– Open Oil Containers which are used to fill gearboxes, hydraulic […]

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What does this graph tell you? Does this organization have an effective PM Program? NO

To be honest with you I see this type of data all the time and the owners of this data think there PM program is working. This graph just came from an unnamed plant. This graph […]

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