Imagine you are the Engineering and Maintenance Manager at a new manufacturing facility. The Plant is a major greenfield site with a CapEx budget over
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Leadership in Maintenance
Most maintenance managers feel the pressure of lowering maintenance costs and at the same time improving reliability. As you know, annual maintenance costs have a
Tor Idhammar interviews Eitan Vesely, director of artificial intelligence at SKF about what Artificial Intelligence means for Machine Learning in Maintenance Management. Is your organization
Attention Planners! Christer wants you to know how much using a Bill of Materials can help you in your planning process. Check out this video
Work Management / Planning & Scheduling
Are you finding it difficult to manage your maintenance and reliability resources? Do you feel like you cannot catch up on the work order backlog?
How is an annual shutdown like a family vacation? Without a clear strategy and plan, they can both be a nightmare!
How do you plan your family vacation? In most cases you have to check when you can take off from work, decide where to go,
When all work requests are high priority (1 or 2) the result is a reactive work environment. This is a common occurrence for organizations that
My personal free time has radically increased over the past six months. Our three sons, ages 12, 14 and 16, all played icehockey until very
By: Kim Hydraulic a.k.a. Torbjörn Idhammar, IDCON – a Reliability and Maintenance Management Consulting firm Hello, My name is Kimberly, but you can call me
When your team knows why they are doing even the simplest task, this can instantly improve your Preventive Maintenance program. Knowing the reason behind what
We commonly work with clients with a high amount of “Reactive” maintenance. In the worst-case scenarios, this translates into unscheduled downtime and lost production. The
Pre-operational checklists are not “new”, “sexy” or exciting. What they are is the leading foundation of a safe, highly efficient, reliable and cost effective mining
What tools are effective when you’re conducting a root cause investigation? In this second video of the series “Root Cause and Thinking”, Tor Idhammar discusses
Imagine you work in a mill as a mechanic and get a work order that states: Replace bearings on a press roll due to high
Technical / Equipment
A trailer was repaired after scraping the side a few years ago. The bolts that hold the cross members to the aluminum frame on the
Infrared (IR) thermography has become an essential tool in many Predictive Maintenance (PdM) Programs. In spite of becoming more user-friendly and affordable, there is a
Scenario: You are the Reliability Engineer responsible for developing an in-house condition based PM program. One item you’re monitoring is an important process fan. This
Our storeroom and spare parts organization are usually the area with more opportunities regarding reliability operation. What does good look like? What elements are needed?
Svar på fråga Kritikalitet av utrustning har inget med inspektionsintervall att göra. Det är felutvecklingstiden som bestämmer hur ofta en komponent bör inspekteras. Om kostnaden
I denna och följande krönikor kommer jag att beskriva de steg en organisation bör ta för att framgångsrikt åstadkomma en bestående förbättring av driftsäkerheten och
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At IDCON, we understand the pressure you face trying to build a reliable plant
We provide side-by-side, reliability and maintenance consulting and training designed to keep your equipment running.
For over 45 years, we’ve partnered with hundreds of manufacturing plants around the world to eliminate the costs and the pressure caused by unreliable equipment.
And we’d love to do the same for you.