The gang talks about how to start building proper data, and the trials and tribulations in convincing other departments of your causes.[Read more…]
on Maintenance Reliability
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“Chance-of Success-Mapping” is probably the most revolutionary concept used in Industrial and Manufacturing Wellness. It is certainly one that will help managers most when they want the best choices for their organization[Read more…]
When designing equipment and processes, engineers leave a safety margin that ensures equipment remains functional when a fault or defect is affecting it partially or wholly. Minor defects affecting production assets should not cause immediate breakdowns. A fault-tolerant system remains operational for predetermined intervals before undertaking corrective measures. Faults affecting the operation of different systems emanate from more than a single source. [Read more…]
George discusses video reviews, options for training, and how to get funding.Read more
- Management Commitment (5.1)
- Organisational Purpose and Policy (5.3)
- Customer Requirements (5.2)
- Organisational Objectives (5.4.1)Planning
Equipment performance degrades unless it is maintained properly. Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) can help you figure out what preventive maintenance and Condition-Based Maintenance (CBM) you should be doing to get the Reliability you need from your equipment.[Read more…]
Sir George Findlay was a prominent British railroad manager. He was the general manager of the London & Northwestern Railway, a major company that underwent nearly 20 years of expansion under his leadership.
His 1895 book, The Working and Management of an English Railway, described an organization for railway track maintenance. The basic gang had four people responsible for 4 miles of track. Supervision and management included inspectors, a chief inspector, and a divisional civil engineer. Each division also had draftsmen, masons, and other special crafts at their disposal.[Read more…]
Pressure Flange Seal For Liquid Filter Pressure Vessel. When a leak occurs between pressure flanges and the arrangement cannot be successfully sealed, it is necessary to change the sealing design. This article explains a successful modification done to the lid and body flanges of a vertical pressure leaf filter used to remove particulate from a liquid stream. It incorporates a ‘tongue and groove’ sealing arrangement, with the ‘tongue’ in the lid flange and the recess in the filter body flange.[Read more…]
Richard Beer and James Reyes-Picknell – long-time friends and colleagues like to talk about issues of interest to the asset maintenance management community. Between the two of them, there is nearly a century of experience in the field. Both have seen and lived the mistakes and lessons learned that we call experience.[Read more…]
George Williams, CEO of ReliabilityX, explains The Bathtub Curve and PF Curve.[Read more…]
This article outlines key concepts that an organization needs to be aware of to bring about optimal asset health by removing risks and managing their causes. The Plant Wellness Way EAM methodology focuses on the relationship between asset health and business performance. It contains the processes and analysis tools to develop a system-of-reliability that fully supports operating asset health for the greatest ROI from each asset throughout its life cycle.Risk is the total losses suffered when any asset’s components may fail. The causes of failure are the environmental and operating stresses that affect a component’s microstructure. This means that world class reliability is the effective, complete remove of the causes of failure, also known as risks, from your operations.[Read more…]
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On my way to Boston to visit my sister yesterday, two Reliability Moments smacked me in the face.[Read more…]
George Williams, CEO of ReliabilityX, explains the difference between reactive maintenance vs proactive maintenance.Read more
Reporting is one of the most important functionalities of computerized maintenance management software. Organizations spend a great deal of money to obtain data that they can use to make informed business decisions. The ultimate goal of implementing software for maintenance and facilities management is to achieve returns in the form of increased productivity and savings. A CMMS reporting module aids maintenance managers in achieving this goal by enabling them to receive data from maintenance technicians, analyze the data, and make continuous improvements. Reporting modules also allow users to produce graphs and charts of key performance indicators (KPIs).[Read more…]
We live in turbulent times. Transformational times. But what are the possible implications for the production industries and for process plant reliability engineering?
In 2020, Deloitte (Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited) attempted to address the first part of this question by examining four (4) possible scenarios for the future of Europe’s chemical process industry. The results of their study (refer Figure 1) are relevant for many industries and suggest that “proactive transformation” will be required for a profitable and sustainable future (i.e., Scenario 1).[Read more…]