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Articles & Videos

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. 

Torbjörn Idhammar

Spare Parts Management Indicators

There is a saying: “What you can’t measure, you can’t improve”. The saying are not necessarily always true, but it is interesting, because I think a derivative of the saying is true: “What you measure, is usually what you get.”

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Torbjörn Idhammar

Philosophy: Inspection Interval

When we work in plants and get involved in discussions of what the right inspection  interval (condition monitoring) is for different equipment, we run into some interesting philosophies on how to select inspection interval.

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Torbjörn Idhammar

Definition: Break-in jobs

Break-in jobs is a term used for identifying maintenance jobs that are added to a schedule without proper lead time allowed for planning and scheduling.

Break-in Jobs are often incorrectly identified as a synonym to break downs, or true emergency work. In our experience, break-in jobs are often NOT true emergencies, instead they are often EMOTIONAL emergencies.

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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

KEEP THINGS RUNNING

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