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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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 You’ve gotten buy-in from the boss by showing him how much money the organization can make from a good Failure Reporting  Plan (FRACAS). He said, “Great idea! Now go make it happen.” How many new ideas have you seen come and go in your organization? I have […]

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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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Does it seem like every day it is the same old thing and even though you try your best to make improvements in equipment reliability, they never seem to stick? I know the feeling, and it is frustrating. What if you could improve equipment reliability in seven days? I know what you are […]

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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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Maintenance Planning and Scheduling are key elements that influence the true success of any organization. Many times we have a planner or planner/scheduler, but do not know how to use him or her effectively or efficiently. When we talk about maintenance planning, we are talking about higher wrench time. At this time of economic […]

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You’ve gotten buy-in from the boss by showing him how much money the organization can make from a good FRACAS. He said, “Great idea! Now go make it happen.” How many new ideas have you seen come and go in your organization? I have seen many through my career and I am sure […]

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What is the True Root Cause of Reactive Maintenance?

– Production
– Maintenance Management
– Site Management
– Corporate
– Lack of Discipline
– Variation in your Maintenance Processes
– Other

The Root Cause of Reactive Maintenance could be fear of the unknown. There are many examples […]

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Have you ever thought about the Human Error Rate and the largest cause of these errors? It is us, Humans!

In the field of maintenance the traditional approach has been to rely upon the intuitive knowledge and skill of the crafts-persons who conduct it. There is a great deal of pride of […]

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In 1980 a young maintenance professional left Exxon Company USA, the largest company in the World at the time, and went to work for an unknown company, Alumax, Mt Holly. He was tested for four weeks at night in order to see if his knowledge and skill met the minimum requirement to work […]

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