Tagged With "Pit Crew"

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Re: Reporting ideas?

richard spring ·
O.K. Alan, here goes: The attached is what the summary looks like: (it is a simple Excel document.)
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12 Seconds To Reliability: How Pit Crews Enable Winning Race Teams

Reliability ·
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A Strategic View of Enterprise Asset Information Management

AMP Administrator ·
For the past several years, we have been conducting research into enterprise asset management (EAM) systems. These systems are also referred to as computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS). Although there is a major difference in scope and...
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abnormal acoustical sound noise in a Recip. compressor.

RoN VdH. ·
We have an instrument air compressor “two stage vertical labyrinth-reciprocating compressor”. At the beginning operation reported to me that the compressor was not developing or building up enough pressure. Then, I requested maintenance...
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Re: KPIs in SAP

Gary e Smith ·
Dwain what methodology or tool do you use to create your reports.
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Mia

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Re: Pump shaft broken

Sam Pickens ·
1.) I would say your repair job was inadequate and; 2.) your alignment was terrible. I've worked on a number of these: here's a paper on one............ if a pw is required use pdmsam
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Re: Vibration Analyst Certification

DER ·
I know that many of you on this board have been in this feild at least as long as I (seems like approaching a century....as Rusty keeps reminding me.....), but this debate has existed from the beginning. As all know, this is why a demand for certification process (pioneered by Dr. Eshleman, VI, etc.) existed in the first place. All remember efforts to meld ANST NDT certs, IR, (pioneered by the one and only Paul Grover), etc. Can you imagine trying to create such a process when we were all...
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Axial Trip

MikeJ ·
Gentlemen, As we,(my company), prepares for our largest planned shutdown / turnaround, I'm responsible for setting up and enabling the compressor train vibration shutdown trips for our 6 compressor units. I've done this a few times before so I know (I...
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Re: Balancing Trial Weight (simplified)

Sam Pickens RE ·
I was on a really bad job many many years ago in summer in the heat with a crew. They asked if I could go get a sky hook. I said, sure; I'd be glad to. ~30 min before quitting time I returned and told them I was sorry. I found a #4 SS sky hook but knew it was not what they wanted for the job so I continued looking but couldn't find one adequate to lift what they needed. They looked at one another and then at me; I had on dry clothes and said, but I'll continue tomorrow if you'd like. It's...
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Re: Definition of Flexible and Rigid Foundation

Dan Timberlake ·
I'm with Oli. Can't always tell by inspection or knowing the weight of concrete poured. A fair portion of the time the "designers" may not "know" what they've built. Then badly done or overlooked installation details convert a batch more from "rigid" to flexible. All it takes is grouting done by folks only experienced with static civil structures or those villains hired for the night crew. Or the substitution of steel pilings with smooth ODs under some big PA fans whose tal, thin foundations...
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Re: Does the airline industry use RCM or still use OEM manual maintenance?

OLI ·
Well, future is one thing, aeroengines flying right now is another. Like the DC9 first flew 1965 a 50´s based design using mostly JT8D-7 and nearly 1000 made with MD80 nearly 800 made etc following based on the same. You can find the following failureexamples in wikipedia: Accidents 22 August 1985 – British Airtours Flight 28M - an engine failed during take-off from Manchester Airport, the fire spreading into the cabin, resulting in 55 fatalities aboard the Boeing 737-236 Advanced. 21...
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Re: Question on RCM's Operating Context

Shelley W. ·
Rolly, I agree with the other replies that the Operating Context is an absolute must at the beginning of an RCM. In the commissioning stage or in a pre-construction stage, I believe the design basis is a key component to the operating context. You need to pull insight about operating parameters and expectations of this new plant from operations management. You need to explore and explain environmental conditions the system will operate in. You should consider the skill, experience, and...
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Re: ME2U

Ralph Stewart ·
Thanks Sam, May God bless you also and may all go well and when it doesn't go well for us, may God's grace give all of us the knowledge and ability to do what we can without hurting others or ourselves during those bad times. A kind word is worth more than a trillion, "try to smooth things over", words. That ole saying of "what goes around, comes around" is always true. So if we don't want "it" to come back around, the best thing to do is not make "it" go around. Thanks to Terry and all his...
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Re: Moubray on OEE

Guest ·
Guys, I think that you will find that Mr Moubray was impressed when he read a TPM guru state that RCM was the next step of TPM. (But I am pretty sure his opinions had nothing to do with it being Japenese) He also resisted streamlined forms of RCM for reasons of the integrity of the approach. If you read through any of his articles he states clearly, logicaly, and concisely why that is. I have posted this here a number of times but think it is worthwhile posting again to clear the issue.
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Re: Equipment Tagging... RFID

ddane ·
Andy, Our company is implementing a Operator Driven Reliability program for 1500 conveyor gearboxes and motors in our facility. The PDA we are using is a SKF Marlin. I just ordered RFID tags to be installed at evey asset. The RFID will allow the operator to scan the tag and the PDA will bring up the points to be collected. We in our in house CBM crew have tested it and it seems to be just the ticket. We also have plans to do our steam trap audits using this technology. The SKF Marlin PDA...
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Re: Best CMMS ?

Forgeplanner ·
Josh, I am in the process of selecting a CMMS system for a Forging Plant with 45 maintenance people. Here are some of the criteria I am using in the selection process: Work Order Fields Work Description Priority (urgency; immediate, asap, asap when down, scheduled shutdown, plant/area power outage) Requested Date Need By Date Completion Date Type Of Maintenance (maintenance; pm, inspection only – vibration/infra-red/ultra-sonic, rush/emergency, corrective/adjustment, non-rush repair, safety,...
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Re: Best CMMS ?

Leo Franco ·
Try yalemaeam.com
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Re: My Thoughts about Lean Manufacturing

Jeff Wahl ·
Greetings Rolly, 36 down to 6 people eh? I doubt that a 6x reduction can be accomplished by changing to a multi-skill philosophy alone. Let me play with the numbers a minute... 36 to 6 is a nice round multiplier. Let's assume the 6 multi-skilled people are 100% work loaded. Multi-skill = 6 = 100% work load Single-skill = 36 = 100/6 = 16.67% work load Either the crew of 36 were doing nothing most of the time or the work load was cut to match the new crew size or a combination of both. It's...
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gwoodguy

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Re: Where's Sam ?

Barry ·
OLI I was wondering if you would fell as strongly about Sam's removel if he was not a rep for your products. Rusty did some math around the number of post by the people here and I assume he was indicating the more you post the more rights you should have. Is this what this community is really about. Sam was a long time leaving I for one (if truth be known of many) should be a long time gone. I am on a roll here so bear with me as I to may be gone ofter this. One member chose to tell us he...
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Re: CBM or Hard-Time strategy?

Vee ·
Steve, Before I do anything, let me state that Wikepedia is not the most authentic source of information, there are more authentic sources available. In the current context, I believe you can accept Nowlan & Heap as an authority. N&H, in their RCM (DoD 1978) document Glossary, say the following: 1. Inspection task - A scheduled task requiring testing, measurements or visual inspection for explicit failure evidence by maintenance personnel 2. On-condition process - In current...
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Re: Business case for using maintenance planners

Eugene ·
I think this question was never answered. In the "Maintenance Planners scheme" these leaders concentrate in lead the crew in the execution of the orders planned/scheduled by the Maintenance Planners. Also the leaders manage the emergencies (emergencies are not planned). In addition, they support the Maintenance Planner when he/she does not have the expertise to plan certain types of jobs.
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Re: Business case for using maintenance planners

Eugene ·
I agree with you, some notifications can be converted to orders and sent to the Maintenance Supervisor in a minute without much thinking or planning: * straightforward job, * no parts required, * just coordination of the when the equipment will be available to do the job. Others require that the Maintenance Planner get down there, analyze what going on with the equipment, interview the operator and the supervisor, even call the manufacturer before start writting instructions and listing...
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Re: plant maintenance planning

Eugene ·
Welcome to Planning. First, I suggest you to read a good handbook on Maintenance Planning, or Maintenance Engineering. What kind of software? Usually a CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management System) will do. A system where: * all equipment, instrumentation, and facilities requiring maintenance is registered and master and history information is kept. * with a inventory management module where the spare parts and other materials stored at the stockroom can be managed. * A maintenance...
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Re: Where in the world

VibraTek ·
Regards to all from Ankara, Turkey! Only 30 minutes to the tomb of King Midas of Lydians, 1 hr to the ancient region of Philadelphia, 3 hrs to the town where Julius Caesar remarked "Veni, Vidi, Vici!" and only 4hrs to where Carthagian Hannibal died in misery (and the list goes on!)... OLI, Howard Penrose and many familiar faces and names, I am here too.(By the way where is Arne?) 20 some years in vibration engineering and I still run to work every morning with the same enthusiasm of the...
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Re: plant maintenance planning

Eugene ·
When planning jobs you will plan who will do the job and at what cost; use actual maintenance crew and/or get outside contractors. Then you will need to make costs estimates and evaluate quotations received from the contractors. Are their quotes reasonable or they are charging you an arm and a leg? In other words you will need tools (books? reference guides?, software?) to make/analyze costs estimates.
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Re: Un-manned utility Ops?

Josh ·
Do you mean unmanned boiler systems during night shift? What I know there must be certified boiler operators to operate boilers. And the bigger the heating surface, you may need a steam engineer. We have boiler operators in our night crew. How big are these boilers? Packaged boiler or field erected boiler? What burner & control management system do you use? What are the steam used for? To run steam turbines for power generation or for heating homes? Are you sure you don't need any manual...
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Bearing fail

OLI ·
I have a problem on bow thruster generator 1800 RPM connected to main ship gbx by large rubber coupling that have 32 + 32 M14 bolt. Drive side generator brg. fail 6 times in 10 years always by slipping of outer ring and grinding downwards until sparks...
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Re: How much points/day

RRS_Dave ·
How long do you think a consultant would be around if all they did was deliver a report? Within that report are recomendations for repair of problem, pictures, face to face consults with the mechanics (rarely with supervisor until all meaningful folks are in agreement), and many times unpaid time during repair. When our customer succeeds, so do we. Most of my customers have long ago laid off or re-assigned the "inspector,oiler,greaser, pm crew", so many times I am that all rolled into one. I...
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Re: How much points/day

RRS_Dave ·
Well said Danny, I have always had the policy that if I didn't help you, you don't owe me anything. Most customers and people on this board don't understand the "free" time and effort it takes to make someone elses machines run till their "used up" as Rusty says. I'm sure my insurance agent would be apalled, but I do repairs at one plant, simply because they don't have enough people to start a fight. At another, I supervise rebuilds during downtime. This customer gives me the same three man...
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Re: How much points/day

Josh ·
Was this considered additional work? Did you charge extra? Of course, it is a nice way to impress the customers and to get repeat works.
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Re: How much points/day

RRS_Dave ·
Josh, I don't charge any different for being a supervisor or project manager as I do for collecting data, but I do charge the above examples for the work. It is not free in those instances. I do the set up work, recommend the purchases, provide bill of materials, try to touch everything with my own hands before starting the job, etc. for many of the jobs. I put the time in that is necessary. I quit varying my rates several years ago. I feel my time is worth $X/day, and that is what I charge.
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Re: Normal routine for supervisors

Josh ·
With respect to OSHA or HSE in general, try to record any LTI, nearmisses, etc if these KPIs are not tracked and reported separately by the HSE dept. From here, you can track the safety performance by your crew. How about give them a bit of freedom and autonomy how to achieve the target KPIs? Of course, if they need guidance, you could give your advice or prescriptions on how to do it. At least this will prove that you have done your part to prevent accidents/incidents.
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Re: Normal routine for supervisors

browncd81 ·
Oh yeah - already starting to collect data. Our first reporting period will be May 1st. I plan to report KPIs for each of my five crews, plus show which crew is performing the highest by assigning a weight to each KPI and showing which crew overall is doing the best - hopefully to spur competition
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Re: Normal routine for supervisors

browncd81 ·
Yeah, we need some time to get ready. In fact until recently my guys didn't even log their work. Im just about to teach some of the crews how to write trouble logs. One crew is still logging nothing. So the KPIs need some groundwork. We're slowly implementing changes like that. KPIs: % Overtime Work order turnaround time % of our work orders that originated from us rather than operations (here I'm trying to help change the idea that our job is just to firefight for operations) % of man hours...
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Re: Normal routine for supervisors

rgf12 ·
One approach you might want to explore is to great a "fix it now team" for any emergent work requests. This has proven very beneficial in the nuclear world. What this crew is a few mechanics , electricians and I&C techs that only handle emergent work. If you have 4 crews one would be dedicated to the "FIN" team on a rotating basis while the other 3 crews are working scheduled work and only the schedule. You will find that the schedule crews will find the time to document their work...
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Re: Axial vibration in 6.6KV motor

Dan Timberlake ·
EPete probably has access to appropriate API or EPRI guidleines. I'm guessing More than about 0.002"/0.05mm is "too much." I'd get runout and phase on both sides of both the bearings, then runout at 3 locations on each of the bearing journals. Are there records (or just memories) of Any weld repairs to the bearing journals, or perhaps in-place machining of the bearing journals? Did the alignment crew check (measure and record) the coupling OD and adjacent shaft runout? In my opinion they...
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Re: Determining maintenance crew size

Andrés Navarro Dulcey ·
Dear Carol, in this moment, I have been doing some research in this topic, but related to the optimisation of Maintenance Costs mostly. There are several approaches towards estimating the number of maintenance personnel needed, but involving the simulation of the scenarios of different maintenance strategies and their related costs, in this particular case, the cost and duration of maintenance crew activities. A particular program takes into account the crew costs based on a number of...
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Re: Determining maintenance crew size

RRS_Dave ·
Carol, The most effective way I have found to determine crew size (overall plant or job specific) is through documentation of the job(s) themselves. ie: Work order system. Someone somewhere has to physically write down all functions performed on a routine basis (call it pm if you will). There also has to be a concerted effort on everyones part to document all work of a non routine nature, and someone qualified has to put man hours associated with that job. During some period of time, you...
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Re: Determining maintenance crew size

David - Australia ·
"Maintenance Planning, Scheduling & Coordination" book by Don Nyman & Joel Levit has a good chapter on sizing the maintenance crew. Includes a formala for approximating requirements for new plant. However, I cannot comment on the accuracy of this formula as I have not applied it.
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Re: KPIs in SAP

Dwain Coppenger ·
In our current Maintenance system, we track the backlog by Crew and Department (many crews), %preventive maintenance jobs completed on-time, % of jobs completed within scheduling window, along with several summary reports. The summary reports looks at the number of jobs in certain statuses during a jobs life; e.g. In-Planning, Ready to Schedule, Scheduled, Working. We are on track to implement the SAP PM module in January 2005 and we are beginning to develop our KPI's wants for SAP. There...
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Re: Wrench Time

Joyo ·
Measurement of 'wrench time', while an excellent tool for validating and pinpointing labor inefficiencies caused by poor or missing business processes, is not being used widely within manufacturing. The reasons for this disuse of a good management tool vary, but the primary reasons are: 1) Maintenance management does not want to report the degree of inefficiency of their resources thereby suggesting faulty management. 2) The data collecting process requires observations of actual work...
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Re: Reliability Web Case Study......yeah but.......

Guest ·
Strange how few plants use vibration testing as a sign off check prior to acceptance of equipment. If they did, some of the more dodgy vendors might get the message and do it right. And the plant might find themselves not paying for installation cockups. Also strange how hard it is to find someone on a greenfeild site to sell the idea to. If it was my money I would hire my core maintenance crew before I spent one single cent on plant, and I am confident I would get my money back in the first...
 
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