A key element of an effective Work Management System is to hold weekly planning and scheduling meetings to confirm the the next week’s schedule, what
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I am all for new technology. In the late 1970s I introduced and taught technologies such as SPM and Acoustic Emission, Wear Particle Analyses with
Work Management / Planning & Scheduling
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
Part of your work management after a plant shutdown is to do a team evaluation so you can improve your plant shutdown turnaround maintenance process.
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
An obvious resource is to use for early detection of problems is training your operator in basic inspection techniques. Who can better detect subtle equipment
Is your Preventive Maintenance Program on a summer break or does your team perform the critical essential care tasks year-round? An effective Preventive Maintenance program must
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
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
Any improvement initiative within reliability and maintenance is a journey towards a state of continuous improvement. You will never reach a final destination. You might
Technical / Equipment
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
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