Error Proof Quick Mating Part Location And Alignment. For speedy and easy maintenance it is best to design equipment with a means to insure accurate and exact location of contacting parts. This removes the opportunity for alignment errors during rebuilds and speeds-up maintenance overhauls. In this article is a sketch of two common methods used to provide positive and certain location and alignment between mating parts.[Read more…]
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How to Ensure Your Assets are Installed to Prevent Premature Failure
How many times has an asset been installed or commissioned, only to have it fail in a few days or months when it should have lasted even longer? If you look at the study by Nowlan & Heap, they have found that only 11% of failures are age related, so when is happening with these assets? The answer… comes down to poor installation practices.
Understanding & Compensating for Thermal Growth
A major asset is being installed, and the asset is vital to the success of a brand new, high-profit product being introduced to the site. This product is enough to keep the site operational for many years to come. The installation of the asset is critical, and there is extensive prep work to eliminate soft foot, ensuring the base is flat (using geometric measurement) and that the asset is aligned properly.
RRP 044 Precision Alignment with Adam Stredel
This week is another 2 part episode. In the first part, I welcome on Maureen Gribble from UE Systems to give us some details on their conference, Reliable Asset World/Ultrasound World, May 14-17, 2019. I’ll be there and I’ll be podcasting so if you’re heading to that conference, come say hi.
In the second part, I welcome on Adam Stredel from Ludeca to talk all things precision alignment. Adam breaks down soft foot, thermal expansion and gives us his top tips on laser alignment.
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I got feedback from Gerard Wood about my microphone popping. First off, thanks Gerard for the feedback. I have tried to remedy the situation with my setup but it hasn’t appeared to work. I have ordered a new microphone which will arrive tomorrow, however, I have some episodes in the tank so you’ll have to give me 5-6 weeks before it gets cleared up. I apologize for the audio quality over those next few weeks and then we’ll be in the clear.
Now let’s get started on the episode. We have Maureen Gribble up first speaking about Reliable Asset World and then Adam Stredel breaks down precision alignment. Let’s go.
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Scheduled for July 13, 2021, at 8 am US Pacific time
Speaker: Terry Harris
A Reliable Process Solutions 1-hour webinar event focused on providing you with practical content to improve your reliability program today.
This webinar includes a presentation and discussion on:
- Belt Alignment Fundamentals
- Conveyor Alignment Fundamentals
- Coupling Alignment Fundamentals
- Energy use associated with alignment
Mr. Harris is a Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional, certified through The Society of Maintenance & Reliability Professionals. Mr. Harris worked in the manufacturing/process industry for 26 years. He had devoted the majority of this time to maintenance area efforts with most of his career being devoted to improving the reliability of his plant and other US and European locations. Mr. Harris has been a reliability consultant for 14 years and has performed training in the US and 30 other countries.
Sign up is direct with Reliable Process Solutions. After payment, they will forward the link for the GotoWebinar event or provided access to the recording. There are also options to buy bundles of webinars (3 for $135, 6 for $215 and all 12 in the year for $335. You determine which 3 or 6 topics you’d like to include in your bundle.
Precision Alignment with Adam Stredel
Precision alignment plays a vital role in preventing premature failures and keeping the equipment up and running. Precision alignment can be defined as when the rotation with the center-align of the equipment is as collinear as possible. There can be a tolerance in the alignment depending upon the operating conditions. There are different types of tools to measure the misalignment but precision alignment using the laser is becoming trendy in the organizations. They are moving from old tools like straight edge and want to make sure that there is accuracy in the measurement. Even a dial indicator works just fine for alignment.
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Shaft alignment on pumps. Shaft misalignment is one of the most common reasons for bearing and mechanical seal failures. Rotating misaligned shafts produce vibration and complex fluctuating radial and axial loads that lead to breakdowns. Shaft alignment is a precision maintenance requirement that requires exacting care and detail and if not performed will cause much production down time.
Keywords: axial alignment, laser alignment, dial indicator, soft foot, shaft coupling. [Read more…]
The Importance of Proper Installation: Starting with Pulley & Sprocket Alignment with John Lambert
In this episode of the weekly podcast, the guest John lambert is talking about the condition based maintenance which means that you can take maintenance measures based upon the condition of your equipment. In simple words, you can maintain your equipment by analyzing the installation process, alignment of the equipment, and that sort of factors.
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The Role of Alignment in Precision Maintenance with Alan Luedeking
In today’s episode, our guest is Alan Luedeking and the topic of discussion is alignment and precision maintenance. The first thing that pops up into the mind is that where to start with the precision maintenance. The first step can be keeping all of your equipment aligned because that really helps to avoid common problems in equipment. The alignment saves you a lot of money, increases the productivity, and efficiency. After this, we can start monitoring activities all along the way.
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Leveraging Proven Frameworks or Concept Development
Today’s episode includes knowledge to guide your journey into the world of quality tools and reliability frameworks. Drawing inspiration from the seven weapons of warrior monk Benkei, we introduce the first seven quality tools collected by industry quality professional, Ishikawa. Discover how these types of tools, more typically used for monitoring and continuous improvement, can also be leveraged for early concept development, thus leading to successful product designs.
For those seeking to put theory into practice, we delve into a strategic system model that centers on customer inputs, intended and unintended outputs, and the use process, demonstrating how these tools can be applied to concept development. By the end of this episode, you’ll have a deeper understanding of how quality thinking can revolutionize your product design and development process.
How to use Condition Monitoring Reports to do Maintenance Planning of the Maintenance Work Activities that will prevent Equipment Failure
This article by Peter Brown, a vibration analysis condition monitoring expert, explains how to address and action condition monitoring reports from your condition monitoring service provider.
Maintenance Planning From Condition Monitoring Reports. Having developed the finest condition monitoring programme that provides all the data required to predict plant behaviour it is now necessary to convert that data into information and to plan it in for action by the maintenance team at a time that is compatible with operations.[Read more…]
Understanding Cross-Functional Collaboration
Are you prepared to untap the potential of cross-functional collaboration in product design?
On this episode of Quality during Design, we pull back the curtains on the dynamics of cross-functional teams in product design. Dianna Deeney, your host and seasoned quality professional, shares her insights on navigating the complex world of cross-functional teams, addressing common misconceptions, and maximizing brainstorming through structure.
We’re about to take a deep dive into the power of diverse perspectives in shaping a holistic vision for a product. Hear about the concept of internal customers in product design, the process of gathering design inputs, and unlocking the potential of directed co-work. This episode is a must-listen for anyone aiming for cross-functional co-work for design inputs.
Exploring the Problem Space: A Key Principle for Robust Product Design and Project Success
Ever wonder why many product designs fail or why projects don’t always come out as planned? The answer might lie in how we approach the ‘problem space’ versus the ‘solution space’.
We’re celebrating two and a half years of Quality During Design podcast by revisiting the fundamental principles that guide our product design processes, and exploring how we can apply these principles to avoid common pitfalls.
We talk about the importance of staying longer in the problem space, using quality tools for teamwork, and understanding the power of pre-work in meetings. Listen-in to challenge our thinking and push us to rethink how we engage with new projects. Plus, gain insights on how questioning, investigating, and experimental approaches during project planning will empower you to refine your design processes.
We’re inviting you to consider how the Quality During Design methodology can streamline your design process, reduce product failures, and create more meaningful customer experiences. This isn’t just about designing products; it’s about redefining how we perceive and approach the entire design process.
When equipment working parts are operated within their precision quality standard zones, world-class reliability is guaranteed.
The figures below demonstrates the importance of setting precision quality standards to achieve outstanding equipment reliability. It comes from a conference presentation on the production equipment reliability improvement in a steel mill in Australia.[Read more…]
Guest Post by Peter Holtmann (first posted on CERM ® RISK INSIGHTS – reposted here with permission)
This article is the fifth of fourteen parts to our risk management series. The series will be taking a look at the risk management guidelines under the ISO 31000 Standard to help you better understand them and how they relate to your own risk management activities. In doing so, we’ll be walking through the core aspects of the Standard and giving you practical guidance on how to implement it.
In previous articles (1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th) we’ve looked at the core elements of the risk management framework generally, as well as the role of leadership and commitment, integration and design more specifically. In this article, we’ll be looking at how to effectively implement the risk management framework into your organisation.[Read more…]