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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

“Know Why” Training

I was seventeen years old when I joined the Swedish Merchant Marines as an apprentice in the engine room of M/T Sven Salen, a 40,000 d.w.t. oil tanker with 24,000 hp on two huge diesel engines. At that time, this

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Christer Idhammar

A True Culture of Manufacturing Reliability

Reliability is a term that has become more commonly used in the manufacturing industry. Many organizations are using reliability to describe their predictive maintenance department. To me reliability has always encompassed the measurement of manufacturing efficiency and includes Operations, Maintenance,

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Torbjörn Idhammar

Training to Maintain

Classroom reliability training followed by practical experience could end money being wasted on maintenance courses and seminars that workers quickly forget. Companies can spend thousands of dollars on maintenance training, but often, very little of the knowledge gained on maintenance

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Torbjörn Idhammar

6 Reasons to Kill Wrench Time Studies!

For a while, I thought that the whole “wrench time” concept was dead. But, I was wrong. Over the past year, I’ve worked with two organizations that had to perform a wrench time study. And more than ever, the concept

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Torbjörn Idhammar

A Plan for Breaking out of Budget Jail

I wrote this column for those who want to improve equipment reliability but feel as if they are stuck in “budget jail”. Assuming your fiscal year starts January 1, November and December is the time to plan your jailbreak! Most

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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.

Maintenance Management Training Resources

Reliability Training

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8 Steps to Successfully Implement Preventive Maintenance

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