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Articles & Videos

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

Christer Idhammar

Preventive Maintenance Optimization

For decades, many “experts” have used the graph in Figure 1 to discuss the optimum level of maintenance. This Figure is based on an old-fashioned, yet widespread approach that bases preventive maintenance on Fixed Time Maintenance (FTM) replacements and overhauls

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Torbjörn Idhammar

Case study: Results of Condition Monitoring

We often get the following two questions: 1. With what condition monitoring technique are failures usually found?2. What is the cost saving associated with finding failures? The answer depends on the current equipment condition, the amount of equipment, the type

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IDCON'S YouTube Channel

Articles are great, but videos are also helpful. Our YouTube Channel is regularly updated with short topical videos. These videos are another way to offer free reliability and maintenance resources, designed to help you take steps to improve.

Free Reliability and Maintenance Downloads

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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.

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8 Steps to Successfully Implement Preventive Maintenance

Reduce your costs with an effective PM program