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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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What better way to waste an afternoon than to debate which came first the chicken or the egg?

One thing that can not be debated however is the fact that abnormalities come before failures.
This is a fact.

What we notice:
We are conditioned early on to react to failures; the […]

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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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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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“PM Procedures are not Built to Stand Alone – Without Effective Replacement / Restoration Procedures Failures will Continue”

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 workmanship and, […]

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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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Proactive Maintenance Foundational Requirement # 1 –  “Striking the Right Balance Between PM and PdM”

Having the right balance between PM and PdM is key to successful identification of proactive work. Identify how the PF Curve works with Proactive Maintenance vs Reactive Maintenance . The early detection of a defect on […]

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MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT PHILOSOPHY  -1979

Alumax Mt Holly

by John Day PE, Maintenance and Engineering Manager

(1 of 3 plants worldwide ever to be certified as ”World Class Maintenance”)

Alumax of SC began development of the maintenance management concept with […]

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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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