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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?

Predictive analytics: Does it really matter?

A lot has been said and written about predictive analytics. Most of the attention focuses on applying forecasting techniques to the domains of marketing and security. More recently, however, the rise of machine generated data (e.g., M2M, Industrial Internet of Things, Industries 4.0, etc.) has opened a new playground for data scientists. Read more here

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Generator field balance

To Field Balance Experts; I have 2 questions. 1- For Generator Field Balance (2 plane 4 measurements), do you prefer the measurements from sleeve bearing casing H/V via accelerometer or from Bently Nevada Vibration Monitor via proximity probes X/Y and keyphaser. 2- What can be the trial weight.? At the balance rings, there aren't any weights that we can make estimations. + Your advises.Read More...
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Asset Hierarchy

Forum: Forum help
We are reshuffling the deck on our equipment groups within an industrial setting of a power plant and I am looking for any standards or industrial requirements to create an equipment Hierarchy to start with. So far I have a yes, on a equipment hierarchy by "Systems" that starts by highest asset value/cost and work down (on drill down). But I am aware of other hierarchy but need to get my hands on a few to test out. this will be going into a EAMS system. Any refinery templates out there?Read More...
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WHPU LP Pump failures

Hello Everyone, I am currently providing Reliability Engineering services for a Floating Production, Storage, and Offloading (FPSO) offshore production facility which is experiencing a high rate of failures on the Water Hydraulics Power Unit (WHPU) Low Pressure (LP) pumps. The pumps are Marshalsea Hydraulic reciprocating XW Pumps, Series 11196 which apparently are used throughout the offshore industry. The working fluid is Castrol Transaqua HT2, which is a glycol water-based hydraulic...Read More...

Export Sales Manager Needed - Strommashina Corp.

Sysoev Alex
CONDITIONS: Location: 10a 22 Parts'ezda St., Samara - Official employment, fringe benefits in full compliance with Labor Code of the Russian Federation; - Timely payment of salary (twice a month); - Work week schedule Mon – Fri, 8:30 am – 5:00am; - Salary to be discussed at an interview (fixed salary + % from sales); - Full-time job REQUIREMENTS: - M/F - Proficiency in English (conversational level) - Technology major; - Major in one of the following fields is an advantage: mineral...Read More...

Regional Representative Needed - Strommasina Corp.

Sysoev Alex
Responsibilities: Promotes and sells industrial equipment in Europe (Asia) Maintains and develops relationships with existing clients and attracts new clients; Conducts negotiations and makes presentations; Prepares reports; Overseas assignments. Requirements: Industrial equipment sales experience; Proficiency in English and Russian; Conditions: Official employment and salary; Salary to be discussed at an interview; Reimbursement of mobile phone, fuel, and Internet expenses. Type of...Read More...

Information about Old Ingersoll Rand 12SVG gas compressor (1963) [partlist search]

Greetings! We have been asked to help with the overhaul planning of an Ingersoll Rand gas compressor built in 1963. There are two problems with it. First, the maintenance staff doesn't have any documents about it. No O&M manual, no parts list, no drawings. Second, the brand representatives in our country (Colombia) neither have information about it. The only person who have intervened the compressor is an old mechanic that worked with that kind of machines thirty years ago, but again,...Read More...

Typical BPFO failure at 80CPM conveyor pulley bearing

I want to share this tipical failure case. You can check there is spalling at the outer race Vibration showed multiple harmonics at BPFO with 4.7 mm/s at axial measurement. STW helped us to get the alarm amplitude level as we were expecting a date to schedule plant outage to change the bearing. Amplitudes over 1.0 G's peak to peak and impact indicate there is severe race damage. So you can check your bearing damage waveform analysis to compare with this case. Hope I have helped. GreetingsRead More...
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Screw compressor, rotor rubbing failure

Dear all, I have experienced screw compressor failure. can anyone help to find root cause ? This screw compressor for operating pneumatic conveying system. - 2992 m3/hr 2 compressors (AERZENER VM45) - 3632 m3/hr 3 compressors (AERZENER VM70) --> normally operated 4 run 1 stand by - ambient outdoor temperature : actual 32'C (Design : -18.5 ~ 38'C) - intake pressure : Atmospheric - intake gas temp : 31'C - Pressure increase : 3.5 kg/cm2G (PSV 3.6 Kg/cm2G) - Vendor : RKR packaged (compressor...Read More...
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