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Plan or "hope for the best" when managing change?

Hi: I'd be interested to hear how people in the asset management / reliability community handle change. Do you plan or just put a plan for change out there and hope for the best? Do you use any change management tools / models? There are some fairly simple, quick tools out there and I'd be happy to share if anyone has interest.

RCM should be a living program

If this is true, how does the CMMS community (easily) capture failure history in a format conducive to updating the failure mode and maintenance tactic? And if these RCM Analysis results are stored in external system (or Excel) then this adds a lot of extra clicking .... which means the odds are greatly reduced if any update or analysis will ever be made. And even more to the point, lets be real. If the CMMS community had 15,000 sites, and there were at best 500 sites that performed RCM...

One operator can wreck a machine faster than 10 maintenance technicians can repair it

This is an Uptime Magazine article (Aug/Sept 2016) titled " Maintenance Is Really Not the Problem " written by R. Keith Mobley Fifty years ago, many were convinced that maintenance was at the center, if not the entirety, of the problems that plagued industry. Because of this belief, the focus was on building world-class maintenance organizations. Success followed success and the number of companies able to achieve and sustain world-class maintenance grew significantly. The problem was, and...

Lessons learned from Reliabilityweb.com’s Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Summit

Lessons learned from Reliabilityweb.com’s Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Summit held at the Reliability Leadership Institute Fort Myers August 2-3, 2016 (Thanks to our friends at ThingWorx by PTC for supporting this event) 1) The Industrial Internet of Things is here now and the pace of adoption is increasing rapidly 2) Many Reliabilityweb.com solution providers do not have a strategy to leverage innovation resulting from new technology capabilities 3) Literally all business is at risk...

Many complain about lack of Leadership support. But ... what if we do? Then what?

Leadership for Reliability is one of the verticals within Uptime Elements. You may be CRL or CMRP certified, but when back at the plant, it is often a struggle to get upper management to listen. After all, you're just a supervisor. Yes, they let you attend the conference, but they didn't intend to really pursue any of those initiatives. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ But what if the exact opposite happened? Would you be prepared? And, would you know what to say?

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B.A.T. Green Laser Crossfiring Belt Alignment System

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I just noticed on eBay a supposedly "new" set, volume 1 & 2, of The Simplified Handbook of Vibration Analysis by Art Crawford. In checking the site, I a ls o noticed they are autographed by Art. The price is $150 but the "make offer" option is available. http://www.ebay.com/itm/The-Simplified-Handbook-of-Vibration-Analysis-Volume-1-2-by-Art-Crawford-/331936610417?hash=item4d48f6b871:g:4d8AAOSwY0lXRRead More...
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ABNORMAL NOISE ON STEAM TURBINE GOVERNOR SIDE

hi guys, last two weeks i have been observing abnormal noise on steam turbine governor side.vibration at turbine nondrive and drive sides were maximum readings 4mm/s.actually we dont have governor casing vibration points.but today i checked with another tag points at governor side.i havebeen observed high vibration readings.this equipment is using for compressor seal oil screw pump and the pressure is 180kg.present rpm is 2000approx.rated rpm is 2985.operations informed me due to more noise...Read More...

High Motor Amps Fluctuation in ACC Fans

Dear Friends, what is the major reason for high amps fluctuation in Motor Fluctuation around 60 to 80 amps other fans are less than 10 amps. Motor kw -160 Norma Motor amps readings - 150 To 160 ( Fluctuation between 10 amps) Problematic Motor Amps readings - 120 To 200 ( Fluctuation 80 amps). The fluctuation due to Mechanical reasons or electrical issues? Gear box & Motor vibration readings are within the limits. please share your ideas for cause of High fluctuations. Thanks &...Read More...
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Induced draft Fan Motor Journal bearing high vibration

e have a large capacity (2 No's) Induced draft fans. One of the fan motor is showing high vibration in vertical direction at Motor DE side.Max. vibration is 3.7 to 4 mm/sec. Alarm value recommended by OEM 3.5 for motor vibration.Also abnormal sound from fan to motor coupling noticed.Kindly suggest possible cause. Also can anybody tell possible reason for 6th order dominant frequency in journal bearings?I have seen in many journal bearings such spectrum. Only 6th order is dominant in...Read More...
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