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Should Weekly Schedule contain margin for Emergency jobs and Clearing Backlog
Registered Member Setting aside time and resources for emergency work is like hiding trash under the carpet. Regards. [ more ]
Registered Member Dear Marcelo, Thanks for your detailed response. I will clarify my intention in more detail. We have a lot of Backlog job because of Reactive Maintenance ( CM) obviously and it was keep on piling. We were in discussion in-house to assign 4 days a week for scheduled job and keep one day out of schedule to perform Reactive Maint. and if there is no Reactive Maint. then to perform Backlog activities. It will follow the same scheme of 80/20 but with known 20 percent for Reactive job each year. [ more ]
Registered Member Hi Muhammad. There are important concepts to clarify before propose answers to your questions. When you mention CM, actually you should say "Emergency and Urgent Work", as part of these kind of works are included the breakdowns(BD). Emergency/Urgent/BD work is not scheduled. Sometimes is referred as "Break-in Work". There is a debate among the Maintenance Management Profesionals concerning what would be the percentage of scheduled work that must be entered and freezed as a maximum at the end... [ more ]
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Nothing that I read, need some help
Registered Member Mah, You are not alone. Thank you for explaining the condition of many large and small companies, when it comes to applying maintenance engineering and asset management tools. I guess the main point in your message is about resistance for continuous improvement because some key players are preferring to stay in the comfort zoon. In the industry, there are a few maintenance management schools some of which are not friends with other schools. Typically, old schools focus on maintaining... [ more ]
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What is Preventive Maintenance?
Registered Member May I include the chapter: Implementing Preventive Maintenance into your discussion. It is attached and possibly helpful. Best regards, Paul D. Tomlingson 2100 W. Littleton Blvd. Apt 202 Littleton, CO 80120 303 377 5585 303 656 7875 pdtmtc@msn.com [ more ]
Registered Member Old thread but here is another view on what constitutes preventive maintenance: Preventive maintenance can be defined as “an equipment maintenance strategy based on replacing, or restoring, an asset at a fixed interval regardless of its condition. Scheduled restoration tasks and replacement tasks are examples of preventive maintenance tasks.” (source: The Professional's Guide to Maintenance and Reliability Terminology by Ramesh Gulati, Jerry Kahn and Robert Baldwin) Preventive maintenance... [ more ]
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Steam turbine leak - horizontal outer casing joint
Registered Member No, we have not yet. Steam leakge does not increase. We hope it will remain stable until the planned shut-down of productiion in June. Then it will be fixed properly (I hope so). [ more ]
Registered Member RIRO - Did it work out? Did you pump the furmanite? If so, did it work? If you didn't pump the furmanite, what are you going to do? We have a similar leaking joint, and we are shy about using the furmanite. We are considering replacing the studs with Inconel studs so we can apply additional torque. [ more ]
Registered Member The scheduled shutdown is in June and will last 3 weeks. For this reason, we planned to do temporary arrest of the leak by injecting the Furmanite sealing compound locally between flange surfaces. However, there is concern that this may also increase steam leakage. We are really in doubt as to what to do. [ more ]
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Steam turbine - testing overspeed protection
Registered Member Slow roll overspeed test. Do you mean oil injection test. [ more ]
Registered Member We are performing this test during slow roll, we are checking the trip signal if will trip.. [ more ]
Registered Member What is the natural frequency of turbine, compressor and combination. Speed of trip should not reach the limit of critical speed. [ more ]
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Which is the best practice to manage 14 days and 90 days look ahead maintenance plans
Registered Member Today's cloud base CMMS Software comes with capability to organize PM task as required in your maintenance plan, I am sharing you a good article on PM maintenance https://www.ezmaintain.com/blo...eventive-maintenance hope this might help you. [ more ]
Registered Member I strongly recommend your plan combines all PM and CM activities and you group your plan by system / equipment. That way you can show all PMs and CMs due per machine and then make sure you group that work and take your machine down only once. When you run 14 and 90 day schedules, common practice is that the 14-day schedule is re-issued every week and the 90-day schedule every month. For backlog make sure you have a robust system for prioritising work and then you separate the outstanding... [ more ]
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How to name a PM routine
Registered Member Assume a routine is a condition monitoring task? No matter what you name it everyone needs to be on the same page for your naming conventions.... Are you limited to character length in a field? Can you use a parent / child relationship? location/technology/frequency etc. Like process vibe route or processvibeQ1 or processvibejan (bldg/dept/system/monitoringfrequency) same would be used for infrared, oil, ultrasound etc. Hope this helps Dave [ more ]
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Centrifugal Pump Installation Procedure
Registered Member check the attachment for guide lines this is for crane but u can follow for most of the centrifugal pumps.give me ur pump model make etc., so that we give the guide lines specially. [ more ]
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Registered Member Good Luck, Ahmed Sarwat Senior Rotating Equipment Engineer ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions [ more ]
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Preventive to Corrective Maintenance Ratio : Best Practices
Registered Member We look at 2 to 5% corrective from our preventive work. It helps us know if our PM programs are working. [ more ]
Registered Member Go for Ramesh Gulati Book "Maintenance & Reliability Best Practices" In chapter 3 you will find your answer if I remember correctly. [ more ]
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Obsolete Parts...A question about roles and responsiblities
Registered Member Thanks DBOYD_HCM....interesting point of view [ more ]
Registered Member In our plant, if a direct replacement has been suggested by the supplier the warehouse will send out the specs on the replacement part to all departments for approval before it is stocked. If no replacement has been suggested by the supplier it is left to the maintenance planner and/or reliability associate for the department(s) the part is used in to source the new part. [ more ]
Registered Member Thanks for your response and I appreciate your point of view! [ more ]
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The Elusive Weekly Schedule .... where to begin....
Registered Member Some additional information, and assumptions: User is using a CMMS and the intent is to stay within the product from ease of use standpoint. The objective is to create a maintenance weekly schedule by Craft or Supervisor of craft. Note: there are no logic ties. Ideally you would be able to generate a resource-leveled weekly schedule with 2 clicks (from the work order main screen). The CMMS would need to have a scheduling program attached or embedded with CPM and (auto) resource leveling... [ more ]
Registered Member Can you not download into spreadsheet to sort according to your selection criteria, as a temporary measure? However, sorting based on priorities will screen the high priorities first, then couple with planned maintenance which requires time window such as shutdown and resource availability. [ more ]
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Project planning vs Work Planning
Registered Member A project normally has substance, duration and complexity. Therefore it needs a real scheduling tool to provide critical path. A large project can last 1-2 months or more. A project gets status updates on a regular basis, where the in-progress activities have an ETC. There may also be a project cost tracking report - and WBS. A work plan is ties to a work order which is normally small in scope/size. WOs get performed within a weekly schedule. They are normally single craft. [ more ]
Registered Member One of the benefits of sending our technicians to the commisioning is the detection and fixings of design problems before start up. For example, our technicians when inspectiong for commisioning a piping system will identify if valves are located at the right places, and several times require a new valve to be installed at a convenient location for maintenance or to shutdown / LOTO faster for a maintenance job. [ more ]
Registered Member Thanks Vee. As a somewhat payoff we require to Project Engineering to pay from the project budget the temporary technicians we hire to cover for our experienced and regular technicians we send to the project. But yes, the big payoff are the early information and the problems avoided due to installation. Eugene [ more ]
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Simulation based improvement of maintenance policies
Registered Member Alex did you get anywhere with this one? I understand your issue - and my view is yes - modelling will give you some improved understanding of the issues. What you really need though is accurate data for each machine, when it was repaired, when it was a planned event. Once the failure data is input in the model, you should have the ability to vary your PM frequencies to see where failures (i.e. no. of events) start to drop off. This will need to use measured failure rates, based on the... [ more ]
Registered Member You can find in this website using keyword availability and reliability modelling for more info. [ more ]
Registered Member Do you think you and they want to build up a factory availability and reliability modelling? If yes, there is a a good example of this in the old book of IMechE UK which is out of print by now but you can search for it in the library. [ more ]
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MAINTENANCE PLANNER
Registered Member I agree that MS Project can be a better replacement for MS excel in this case. However, if you feel comfortable with Excel then you should go with it. You should include all the necessary data in the excel sheet and use filters to keep track of your required data. e.g. you can define filters based on job status or equipment or date etc. If any further help needed, feel free to PM me. Regards [ more ]
Registered Member Is it possible to download and upload data interchangbly between SAP PM and MS Excel? Pls advise. [ more ]
Registered Member I use MS Excel as a compliment to SAP and regularly import SAP data into Excel using copy & paste function for work plans. I can then post the work assignments for the trades and include any additional comments for the assignment. If one sets up his variants and layouts in SAP, they can easily copy the data to Excel. MS Excel is my best friend at work!! [ more ]
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Maintenance Procedure Templates
Registered Member In my opinion, the format of the procedures should be standardized across the organization. Having said that, I think the maintenance procedures should be made keeping in view your human resources and they should be as elaborate as possible. It is not necessary that they look fancy, but it is very important that they cover all the necessary detail of the work (use snaps if necessary) that must be done to complete the job. It must contain checklists that can then become part of your... [ more ]
Registered Member May we know the tittle of the maintenance procedures to be written? Adopting and adapting templates without extensive reviews (immersion) and thus minimal participation of the relevant maintenance crew may not lead to proper internalization and effective implementation and compliance. [ more ]
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Effective Process for Build Maintenance Repair Time Standard
Registered Member Overhaul durations are usually given in the OEM manual. However, troubleshooting may be difficult to estimate. [ more ]
Registered Member Sorry to make you unclear.....Right now, I have to develop maintenance stragety and maintenance time standard is the one of most that I want to improve for our maintenance organization.....I have done an action plan to build maintenance standard time......Anyway, it will benefit to other maintainability calculate. Thank you. [ more ]
Registered Member Are you referring to MTTR (Mean Time To Repair)? [ more ]
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MRO Inventory
Registered Member We recognized that early and started offering to stock inventory with a commitment from the plant maintenance manager that they would take the inventory within one year. Its a win-win for the distributor and the plant. [ more ]
Registered Member Guys, Thanks for letting me know about that downlaod problem. We have now put a PDF version of the checklist on the web, so if you want a copy follow this link. http://www.InitiateAction.com/dayonedecisions.htm The link to the PDF is just below the image of the checklist. Cheers, [ more ]
Registered Member If the checklist is unreadable, try use a magnfying glass. (Supposed to be a joke) Yes, I read the articles. [ more ]
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maintenance schedulling (typical periods)
Registered Member Many thanks to all of you! Problem solved already. [ more ]
Registered Member Hi.. As my Undestanding only OEM not enough, you should study the equipment condition and running time some time as OEM the actual M/C not run, I will give one ex. In my one site has Steam Humidifier runs only one session per year, so i dicided to PM only Anually, but in OEM says weekly, monthly, semi & Anually. Following given frequencies which i currently plan for my equipmenmt. MV &LV Switchboards - MV depend upon the Equipment, LV standard annually Generators – W/M/Q/S/A UPSs –... [ more ]
Registered Member For fire protection system, can refer to NFPA document. Available for view online. If I rmbr correctly, it's NFPA 70B. Try it. HVAC (CCUs and chillers, pumps) - This I guess hvae OEM amnual. Can follow OEM at least to begin with and improve later. Impress your boss first! MV &LV Switchboards - these also have OEm manuals generators - its PM is definitely defined in OEM user manual UPSs - refer to OEM. [ more ]
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Does anyone have craft enter hours on WO for travel, planning, wrench time etc.?
Registered Member I think should enter only the effective wrench time in the work order. The time for travelling, planning, meeting, etc. should be recorded separately in the worker's timesheet. [ more ]
Registered Member Pokey, I agree with Josh's perspective that any "Delay" time should be documented. Although it can be difficult to do, having this information available helps to diffuse the occasional situation where the time (cost) spent on a WO is valid. While yes all the time is charged to the WO it always nice to know when the machine is available due to to production, or when other resources (personnel, materials, etc.) don't arrive at the worksite according to schedule. [ more ]
Registered Member If you have timesheet, technicians can enter these non-hands on-tools in timesheet. Without this, I suggest separate operations should be created for long or substantial times for travel, waiting for materials, permits, etc. to enable subsequent analysis if needed later on. This will explain why the actual manhours are longer than the planned values. Lumping all the times in the work order without creating any additional operations will not enable analysis to be done on actual wrench time. [ more ]
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Productivity of Maintenance Workers
Registered Member Many books on Planning & Scheduling cover the measurement of wrench time. Doc Palmers "Maintenance Planning & Scheduling Handbook", inparticular, provides a short and a long method of determining wrench time. [ more ]
Registered Member Unfotunately I have no idea about how can I measure wrench time. Additionally, I measure the breakdown time of the maschines as performance parameter. [ more ]
Registered Member Have you measured the wrench time or hands-on tool time? [ more ]
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Optimizing the maintenance planning process
Registered Member I appreciate each and everyone's views and i see no point with us fighting but seeking each other guidance and knowledge and i'm posing another question i was asked to setup an FMEA process flow and i did just that herewith is the attachment [ more ]
Registered Member Bryan, Steve, Giga posted his question nearly two weeks ago. Since then there has been complete silence. I suggest we all stop this thread completely till we hear from Giga again, maybe there is no further interest on the part of the initiator. [ more ]
Registered Member No, If I saw someone doing this I would accept that they were totally incompetent and beyond redemption. I am happy to assume that this is not the case with Giga. All he/she asked was for assistance with 5S. That is not comparable with trying to undo a screw with a hammer, is it? Bur Giga appears to be gone so there is probably no point in discussing it further. [ more ]
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Planned vs Scheduled
Registered Member Sam, Am I to understand by your post that you consider scheduling as part of the planning process? We have distinct and separate planning and scheduling functions here. It appears that our schedulers are quite overloaded just by the scheduling process. They do, however, ensure that everything planned is in place prior to scheduling for execution. [ more ]
Registered Member Planned worked is: I like a detailed workscope that list every job and allocates manpower to that job and has a complete listing of each piece of equipment. This way each job has a calendar and assigns all jobs and ensures none overlap or interfer with another. This optimizes labor so one job doesn't hold-up another or conflicts. The planner through meetings and established machine repair requirements will have all materials on-site assigned equipment numbers so craftsmen can draw easily... [ more ]
Registered Member Thanks for your reply. I think your view of "execution of work in your mind" is outstanding!! [ more ]
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TPM and RCM Strengths
Registered Member Steve, I do not know if you believe me, but I got to come across you way back 2002, when I'm still trying to research and compile my work in Maintenance, I have known you since then, your argument with John Moubray about streamline RCM, it was a very professional argument with all the experts from RCM and Streamline RCM pouring in, and I just say to myself WOW. I develop my materials out of one thing, FRUSTRATION, I want industries to change, and honestly you cant win them all, since most... [ more ]
Registered Member What is the strategy for establishing basic equipment conditions or care to prevent looseness, contamination and poor lubrication? [ more ]
Registered Member Rolly, Sad to hear about the TPM derailment. This happens with RCM /PMO as well. We had just got the momentum going on a PMO rollout across four sites of a large manufacturing company when the company was bought and turned upside down. Most of the HQ people were made redundant, many managers at the plants resigned and the project stalled through lack of management resources. How do you ask the workforce to participate in improvement programs when their experience is like this? They put thier... [ more ]
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Any planning principles?
Registered Member I've actually implemented a theory called forecasting backlog. I know it sounds like an oxy-moron, but let me say...IT WORKS. With little or no planning and scheduling involved. Overview- Run a query like- WHERE crewid like ˜TEAM%01' and historyflag = 'N' and targcompdate < trunc(sysdate +7) and targcompdate >= trunc(sysdate) and istask = 'N') Then export the results to excel- Then I run a macro to add formulas to count the diff between today and the target date- (days til due) Then I... [ more ]
Registered Member Josh, Now my orgranization have changed. We separate some maintenance guy to O&M (Operation & Maintenance) and doing minor repair, another guy still in maintenance department called Central Maintenance. When planner assign to Central Maintenance, they hire contractor out come to repair (do not repair by themself) my ratio of planner now 1:15 for mechanic and electrical & instrument about 1:20 So, now I still measure schedule compliance separately and only for Central maintenance [ more ]
Registered Member Do you measure work schedule compliance? [ more ]
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Planning without a planner
Registered Member If remembered correctly, Stephen Covey says highly effective people will spend most of the time on the second quadrant which focuses on planning. [ more ]
Registered Member No such thing as planning without a planner becasue any work will involve some amount of planning with the simplest being the doer itself does the planning. [ more ]
Registered Member The vibration program lets you know machinery condition and you can predict very accurately within a couple of weeks or so most every time. With this crystal ball you can have planned scheduled maintenance. # 1 - you need a good lubrication program so the vibration will work correctly. #2 you need valid electrical practices in place. I've taken plants to planned scheduled maintenance and not just one. I was teach my alignment seminar in Macon, GA and while in the midst of it mentioned PdM... [ more ]
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Any scheduling principles?
Registered Member Be honest with your client (operations supervisor or scheduler), if the job requires eight hours, say so. [ more ]
Guest Hi Josh, I think there are a range of sub-lists for every one of these here. Within Planning and scheduling I, personally, differentiate between the two. Planning for me is ensuring that the work is able to be scheduled, while scheduling refers to the logistics of efficiently executing the work. (There are any number of fluffy, buzzword laden definitions out there. But ultimately I think they are all saying this!) Effective planning techniques means things like: Having a good idea of the... [ more ]
Guest Hi Josh, I think there are a range of sub-lists for every one of these here. Within Planning and scheduling I, personally, differentiate between the two. Planning for me is ensuring that the work is able to be scheduled, while scheduling refers to the logistics of efficiently executing the work. (There are any number of fluffy, buzzword laden definitions out there. But ultimately I think they are all saying this!) Effective planning techniques means things like: Having a good idea of the... [ more ]
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Closing work orders
Registered Member Bryan, I am lot more optimistic, it will bring the CMMS to the mass, everybody will buy the book "Mastering M$ CMMS-EAM in two weeks" and... screw-up and look for professional help. Looking at the statistics of failure of implementing a CMMS, with more people trying to do it, I predict golden times Microsoft products have a lot of wizards, but the famous NortWind Trade wizard in access didn't make it to the medium to big size companies. Real IT-people don't talk access! When you suggest an... [ more ]
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Registered Member "Duet™ for Microsoft Office and SAP" I wonder if this tune will sound good. [ more ]
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