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If you have had some level of classic reliability or maintenance-related training, then you may have likely at least had an exposure to some of the more commonly used metrics such as OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) and MTBF (Mean Time Between Failure). Both of these metrics can be very informative and drive some specific behaviors […]

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Introduction

Let’s face it. Often times, our proactive maintenance strategies are a mess (I decided to just get that out there in the first sentence and not try to dance around the issue). Show of virtual hands, Thumbs Up if you feel that your proactive maintenance plan is the right one for you – one […]

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2 Reasons Why a Maintenance Work Schedule is Important:

Ask any manager working in an industrial setting if the would like to see a weekly work schedule developed and they will of course reply to the affirmative.
Now sit them down and explain the amount of effort and coordination […]

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We sit down for our weekly maintenance scheduling meeting and present our operations counterparts with a schedule that requires 4 hours of downtime in the middle of the week. They immediately start horse-trading and ask questions like “can you do it in 3 hours?” or “can’t we just skip it this week?” Why do they […]

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“My maintenance staff are highly trained and do not like using procedures.”

                                                                                         –     Unnamed Maintenance Supervisor

 If the statement above is valid, and the cost of asset failure is not important to our operation, then your staff must have an unlimited and infallible memory – congratulations! 

Human error rate […]

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If an organization is in reactive maintenance and management decided they need to move to proactive maintenance, one must ask themselves the question, “How hard is it to move from Reactive to Proactive Maintenance?”.  Changing from reactive to proactive maintenance requires a total different way of thinking, executing, and managing asset […]

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Why do people not understand the P-F Curve? At a recent maintenance function, I asked 70 maintenance and reliability professionals how many of them had heard of the P-F Curve and only about 10% stated they had. From that 10%, only 1% felt like they truly understood it. This […]

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The P-F Interval Made Simple

As explained by: Ricky Smith, CMRP

The Conversation Begins!

In the world of Maintenance and Reliability one may read information which sometimes becomes a little confusing. I wanted to provide a simple understanding of the P-F Curve and how […]

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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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Prior to the beginning of the maintenance day shift:

The maintenance planner’s day starts before the regular maintenance day shift in order to review the work orders that came in over night.  The planner will make an estimate of the man-hours, number of personnel and craft types needed for any emergency work orders […]

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