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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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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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“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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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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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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 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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 In the world of Preventive Maintenance their are all types of information which can be found.  This is what I consider the one of the best methods to determine the maturity of your current PM Program. A while back I developed this matrix with others I trust in this area. It was […]

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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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