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Centrifugal Pump Impeller description
Registered Member Thanks Mr. Michael for the valuable information but really the OEM spare's price is very high... [ more ]
Registered Member You need to be able to describe the impeller diameter, type (open, closed, semi-open, grinder/cutter, radial, axial, mixed-flow, or Francis vane, etc) material, shaft bore, key size, etc. Refer to Heinz Bloch's book "Pump Wisdom" for a good review of impeller characteristics and descriptions. And given a choice, I would definitely always go to the OEM for my parts provided they are a reputable manufacturer. [ more ]
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Asset Management report
Registered Member There are various ERP softwares available for Small and Medium businesses. One of the proven and highly scalable ERP product available for SMB’s with Supply Chain, Purchasing, Order management and Human Resource Management & Finance functions is SmartERP. You can read more details about the software here. ERP systems for Small and Medium Businesses. [ more ]
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Creating an epicyclic gearbox with RBM wizard
Registered Member Good luck, from what I've heard you'll need it! [ more ]
Registered Member Well, thank you very much for your support, I am very grateful for that document you shared with me, and it seems like I have to contact someone from Emerson to give me further instructions. [ more ]
Registered Member Looking at your drawing I don't see your problem. As you note the gearbox is a bevel and two stages of planetary arrangement. In the planetary arrangement the annulus or ring gear is fixed. What you may have to do with the RBM Wizard is calculate stage by stage. Do the bevel first, apply the output speed to the input of the 1st stage planetary, than take the output of the 1st stage planetary and apply that as the input speed of the 2nd stage. I've marked up what you provided. Review it and... [ more ]
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What would be your first actions as greenfield site, new Maintenance Manager?
Registered Member On the first go, I would prefer to ensure all equipment commissioning is smooth. handover of major asset is done successful. Detailed review of maintenance manuals from vendor Configuring the maintenance system along with inventory & spare parts. & then all items mentioned by you will fall in line. [ more ]
Registered Member Nice points Dave. I would add up, Staff engagement should be the Number One step. It is a good idea to have a Team building away day to be with the whole Maintenance and Reliability staff members and interacting with each of your colleagues in a different environment to break personal barriers and get them along with you to achieve the common goal. You have to listen to your staff more than you speak. Let them speak up and understand what are their thoughts. You need to know your guys and... [ more ]
Registered Member Great start, develop goals, establish timelines for the goals to be met, must run parallel paths or this process will take a long time CMMS is your check ledger, if you don't know where your costs are going how can you balance your check book? Typically a CMMS coordinator fills this position, the goal would be to find out what you must have/want in the output/storage/history of the CMMS and design around your goals. Garbage in equals garbage out. IT has to be involved to install, setup... [ more ]
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3D Visualization of Assets
Registered Member Hello Amol) It's quite interesting topic. Very actual to spend resources effectively in current conditions of hydrocarbon prices talking about oil and gas business. One way are digital technologies that rapidly transforming the services that we use today during day to day work. Here are highlights that I made in this area during usage of 3D-models for purpose of maintenance and operation: * more effective maintenance and turnaround planning and execution - the planning requires the alignment... [ more ]
Registered Member Hi Ratneesh, Yes. I agree with you. To add, Asset 3D visualization will also be helpful to quickly take glance at parts under breakdown & in turn plan maintenance activity. When it comes to asset analytics, management reporting will be more accurate with 3D visual effects. [ more ]
Registered Member A realistic 3D visualization will definitely help.During the operation phase,many areas are not readily accessible. In order to get a better connectivity and involvement to the actual equipment, a ralistic 3D visualization may be help. [ more ]
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VFD Control For Positive Displacement Blower
Registered Member Thanks for your insight! [ more ]
Registered Member http://www.efc.sog.unc.edu/sit...r%20Optimization.pdf http://www.eng-tips.com/viewthread.cfm?qid=256028 Here are a couple of resources that may help you understand the complexity of VFD control on PD blower. Also keep in mind machinery critical speeds.....most machinery is designed to operate within a speed range, you put the machinery on a poor base/structure and you will have natural frequency issues. To compound the problem is the pulsation frequency of the blower and gear mesh which will... [ more ]
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Research about maintenance management
Registered Member Hi, You may want to consider Business to Technical (Top Down) as well as Technical to Business (Bottom Up) Approach. Taking a wider view, the deliverable of your maintenance management is to enhance profitability of your assets (which is done by combination of condition monitoring, predictive maintenance and reactive maintenance). If possible, you may want to consider taking historic maintenance performance data (if available) and improve it significantly with your new plan. At a technical... [ more ]
Registered Member There are a number of factors to be taken into consideration when looking at effective maintenance management within a business. Firstly, and probably most importantly, what is your company willing to pay? It is all well and good coming up with a Rolls Royce solution but if it is too expensive all you have done is wasted time and effort in designing your solution. Secondly, have you identified what are the most critical elements? Unless you know what is going to cause production the most... [ more ]
Registered Member If you can implement the ISO 55000 then your company would be the best in terms of MM. [ more ]
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Key Functionalities to expect from any Asset Management solution
Registered Member Hi Joyce, Yes you are right. Customer & Stakeholders are obvious key parameters for this. What I have listed is all about the important functional/process capability of any EAM product in order to generate sufficient data for management reporting which in turn helps decision making & so on. Regards, Amol [ more ]
Registered Member It is good that you have articulated what you believe are the key functionalities of an Asst Management Solution, but you have forgotten all about your "customer" and your "stakeholders". They are key to any asset management system for decision making, budget creation, relationship building, reputation improvements, satisfaction, trust etc. [ more ]
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Question: is there a difference between NORMAL WEAR and AGING?
Registered Member Probably. Whilt normal wear and ageing are not mutually exclusive, ageing does not have a dependency on wear. [ more ]
Registered Member I would say it is not either/or (not mutually exclusive). To my thinking, whenever normal wear has occurred, aging has occurred. Normal wear is one of many possible mechanisms for aging. Other possible mechanisms for aging might include: accelerated wear fatigue corrosion thermal aging etc (depends on what is aging). Sorry if I'm missing the point of the excercise. [ more ]
Registered Member very useful tips, Thanks [ more ]
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Vertical Pump taking high current
Registered Member Have you checked the rotation direction of the pump? Is it right direction of impeller at installation. How about pressure, flow of the pump? [ more ]
Registered Member 3mm/s is .118 ips. and 135kw is 80 HP. With out more information I would not be too concerned at this vibration level. How much over current (percentage) is the system running. Is this new or an old issue? Historical vibration data would be helpful. What is the peak frequency? What direction was the reading taken at? Any pump history? What is the RPM? Vibration Analysis is data driven and without more specifics any help will be minimal at best. [ more ]
Registered Member Most often, the cause of high motor current is related to the pump and fluid system. The motor tries to deliver what the pump demands. If you want to rule out the motor, some things you might check (most productive to least productive): check all three phase currents to see if they are balanced. Double check machine is not seeing abnormal voltage. Current signature analysis (longshot). [ more ]
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Asset Management as a strategy is growing
Registered Member Hi, I know that teh IAM is going to go for Chartered Status in the future, so presumably their training courses will incorporate up to this level. [ more ]
Registered Member Can anyone suggest a master's program in asset management that can be completed online ? I am aware of IAM's certificate and diploma level examinations and course content. But I am looking for a formal education into it. Please advise. Regards VinMan [ more ]
Registered Member My UK organisation has been involved in asset management for a number of years, but this is now being recognised globally and I am part of a select group of people who will be introducing processes and procedures in line ith ISO55000 to roll out across our internal organisation, in conjunction with training, mentoring and developing asset management potential within our workfroce. [ more ]
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Value from Assets
Registered Member To increase profits of your company is the value/deliverable of your assets. There are only two facets of value in relation to assets - Your assets complete in full or in part your operations/manufacturing cycle within your company and Your assets are well maintained so that they need not be bought frequently and hence continue to deliver 1 in a profitable way Asset Value = Profitability for any company If you need a longer version of this answer then you can visit ... [ more ]
Registered Member Within our organisation, value is defined as something that is of benefit to itself or its customer base, and will enhance its reputation or performance, either directly or indirectly. "Value" is a term widely used to cover anything that is useful, important or enhances reputations. From a physical asser point of view, it is something that needs to be supported during its useful life where the costs of that support does not outweigh the benefits of doing so. [ more ]
Registered Member An asset can be virtually anything having a value for an organization. It does not necessarily has to be tangible or permanent, e.g. our employees' 'good mood' is an asset! This might go against the usual dictionary definition of an 'asset'. [ more ]
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Low current in throttling process!!
Registered Member http://educypedia.karadimov.in...ntrifugalPump_UK.swf You can play with the interactive link by sliding bar increasing flow in the pump. This should explain why the amps decrease when you close the discharge valve. Dave [ more ]
Registered Member Re: Low current in throttling process!! [ more ]
Registered Member The current will qualitatively follow the brake horsepower (also called shaft horsepower). That shaft horsepower includes both fluid horsepower (DP times volume flow rate) and internal losses. Look for the brakehorsepower vs flow curve of the particular pump you're interested in and you will know how to expect current to change. Not all pumps have monotonically increasing bhp with flow. Simple single stage radial flow do. Multistage mixed flow often have a bhp curve which increases and then... [ more ]
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What Knowledge do Asset Managers Need?
Registered Member The core requirement for any asset manager (or anybody else with a different title responsible for assets) is the ability to link and drive profitability of their assets with executable asset strategy. The appreciation that every element of asset management directly influences profitability of their company is vital. Other important element is to manage teams that are cross functional - asset management has four components Asset Design Asset Commissioning Asset Usage/Maintenance and Asset... [ more ]
Registered Member Not sure if asset manager is an emerging discipline coz the term has been used in oil & gas industry for quite some time already. [ more ]
Registered Member I think that an asset manager have to know very well the objective of the enterprise, how do they think invest its money and how much return they expect. Based on that, he or she can direct the resources to maximize the asset value, taking in account the operations, maintenance, human resources, knowledge, training required to achieve the goals, and of course know very well the standar ISO 55000. [ more ]
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Sufficiency of Historical Time to Failure Data
Registered Member Reliability of a unit is not tied to its run time to failure alone. You also have to factor in environmental conditions, usage rate, maintenance policy, operator error etc etc. The MTBF is the run time to failure, based on the probability that the factors described remain constant and taking into account the age of the unit against its expected life. This means that a relatively new unit will not be expected to fail as frequently as one nearer to the end of its expected life. As I am not a... [ more ]
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Benchmarking
Registered Member Whatever it is, to begin with the end in mind, does this plant or its maintenance dept have a monthly KPI report? [ more ]
Registered Member Should the plant be helped to reach its full potential as a production organization instead of a maintenance organization? There could be more problems originated in or related to production operations dept than to maintenance dept but thought or said to be maintenance related or some might claimed "equipment related" (in effort not to be blaming anyone) but many times the equipment is innocent as it doesn't have any brain like humans. So should one focus more a holistic approach? [ more ]
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Looking for CMMS / EAM advice
Registered Member Hi Bob, I would recommend to take an alternative approach. Rather than looking at what software are best to use, I would recommend to look at multiple software options and see which ones suit your requirements the most. The success of your asset management or maintenance management will mostly come from how well your chosen EAM or CMMS software is implemented to suit your business processes/workflows Another suggestion I have is to involve your users to understand usability of the software... [ more ]
Registered Member I am using IBM Maximo. It is very good! [ more ]
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What is asset management?
Registered Member Asset management in another perspective is the core business for organisations that are heavily dependent on physical equipment, system and infrastructur. [ more ]
Registered Member I liked and refered to the recent ISO 55000 standard definition for asset management: the coordinated activity of an organization to realize value from assets. [ more ]
Registered Member Ther are a number of definitions as to what asset management is (or is not); and there will be differing views dependent upon whether you are talking about hardware, software, real estate, finances or people. However, the underlying principle of asset management is that the product, data, or service is that it has value to its owner and must be looked after in the most cost effective way possible for its remaining life. [ more ]
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Predictive Analytics
Registered Member The Mtell presentation at IMC this year was impressive! [ more ]
Registered Member Great question and one we have been digging deep into at Uptime Magazine Here are some good starting points but happy to discuss deeper after you have had a look. Would appreciate your comments and evaluation as well either here or privately at terrence@reliabilityweb.com Bentley Systems Predictive Operational Analytics Software (Amulet) Predikto Mtell IBM PMQ Here are some great video links Solutions 2.0 2015 - Predictive Analytics in Asset Management Data Driven Services and Reliability... [ more ]
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Doing the right mix of maintenance work
Registered Member Total corrective/preventive maintenance = 35% + 15% = 50% Plus RTF = 20% resulting in 70%. So 30% on condition monitoring and preventive maintenance. Are those surveyed considered themselves to be in reactive or proactive mode of maintenance? Don't the survey results suggest that they are in the firefighting mode? [ more ]
Registered Member Got to believe that 35% ACM results is a very large number or your inspection intervals are too long. I you add in the PM results then you are spending 50% of your time on repairs or whatever goes into results. When you consider that more failures are caused by misuse or abuse than poor PMs or Maintenance - those surveyed must be experiencing a lot of problems [ more ]
Registered Member Should these maintenance KPI figures be cited along with overtime, percentage downtime, production loss (%) and total maintenance cost over capital replacement value? [ more ]
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Causes of production downtime
Registered Member Hello Amir Segal Can you please explain more on the causes of the electrical and instrument trips, perhaps with examples? [ more ]
Registered Member Hi Cliff W It seems we are on the same page. I like to know how did you come up with the 25% figure? Any references? I just want to confirm that my reflection or observation is correct or not so far off the mark. I reflect that most plant downtimes are related to operations rather than maintenance related causes. Operations can cause major equipment damage up to several months downtime to replace the whole equipment while maintenance downtimes are relatively minor eg re-overhauls during... [ more ]
Registered Member Most gurus will tell you that maintenance are only responsible for around 25% of the work they need to do. The rest is through misuse abuse poor operations ,not following SOP and simply poor design. So if you deal with all of the maintenance issues you will be dealing with only 25% of what maintenance deal with. You only need 1 level to ensure the correct start up - if you have a well developed culture with autonomy linked to responsibility. You won't have enough levels if not! [ more ]
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How important are asset taxonomy and coding?
Registered Member The hierarchy should depict the actual plant hierarchy which could be plant, unit, packaged equipment, device/equipment/tag no. and parts. [ more ]
Registered Member There is Albert Einstein's quote which says: "Everything Should Be Made as Simple as Possible, But Not Simpler" So, how simple can you make your taxonomy before you start to loose valuable information? This depends on the goal for which you collect the data. For example, it can be interesting to compare failure rates of similar parts which are located at different sites. This entails keeping several hierarchy levels. Personally I never had to use 9 levels as depicted in the figure at the top... [ more ]
Registered Member Has something been settled out of the forum? [ more ]
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Defensible Budget & ISO55000
Registered Member Maintenance cost as a percentage of Plant Replacement Cost is long outmoded as a KPI. Accountants might love it but it is not relevant to asset reliability in real life. My Masters degree thesis was based on the relevance of this type of KPI in today's world. Its not relevant. [ more ]
Registered Member What is the KPI for the total maintenance cost over the capital replacement value for the plant or facility? Is it 1, 2 or 3 percent? [ more ]
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