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Here you’ll find helpful reliability and maintenance resource articles and videos to help you run your plant well. You can see some of our most popular posts below. 

Terry Taylor

Diesel Fuel Injector Failures

Over the past 10 years, the North American diesel fuel market has slowly moved from High Sulphur fuel to Low Sulphur fuel (< 500ppm) and eventually to Ultra Low Sulphur (ULSD) fuel (<15ppm). With these changes, new problems have arisen.

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Christer Idhammar

How to Optimize Preventive Maintenance

Preventive maintenance (PM) is often set up in a very inefficient way in many mills. It is typical to see that the PM program is work order driven instead of route driven. Many PM tasks are still done while equipment

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Christer Idhammar

Are Most Maintenance Organizations Overstaffed?

Yes, I think that most maintenance organizations are overstaffed, not necessary with their own staff, but they use more total maintenance hours than necessary. Total maintenance hours include your own internal hours, overtime hours and contractor hours. As an example

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Torbjörn Idhammar

5 Steps: A Clear Path toward Reliability Improvements

Previously I have argued that maintenance should be responsible primarily for “equipment reliability” and work in a close partnership with operations, whose primary responsibility is “process reliability,” and engineering would control life cycle cost (LCC). But today, I will suggest

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IDCON'S YouTube Channel

Our YouTube Channel is regularly updated with short topical videos designed to help you take steps to improve your reliability and maintenance.

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Reliability and Maintenance Book Resources

IDCON’s Reliability and Maintenance and Books are a unique collection focused on practical hands-on tips and techniques. These books have been developed by consultants who have spent their life in the industry.  

There are 9 books in the collection:

  • Condition Monitoring Standards Books (Vol. I, II III and IV)
  • Preventive Maintenance Essential Care and Condition Monitoring Manual
  • Maintenance Planning and Scheduling
  • Results Oriented Reliability and Maintenance Management
  • Reliability-Focused Spare Parts and Materials Management
  • Knocking Bolts


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.

Maintenance Management Training Resources

Reliability Training

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8 Steps to Successfully Implement Preventive Maintenance

Reduce your costs with an effective PM program