Why does silicone cause carbon brush wear in DC motors? It is known that the presence of silicone will cause very rapid wear of carbon
I interviewed a mine operations manager in Newcastle, Australia, who said, “I have no idea what work orders or reliability improvements have been finished in
What is corrective maintenance? In the simplest terms, corrective maintenance is defined as: All maintenance performed to correct a break down or failure. You can
Does rapid change of maintenance performance exist? If change is equivalent to sustainable improvements the answer to this question is “No”. My experience has shown
Every plant or facility desires to have a documented PM program in place- one that is followed with discipline. Doing so provides the lowest overall
A successful partnership between operations and maintenance is rooted in unified work processes. IDCON defines work processes as something documented, executed and followed up on.
Management’s responsibility is to develop a process that the organization can follow in their daily job to execute or perform their work. Here are 4
The skilled millwright and pump specialist has experienced multiple breakdowns with a centrifugal pump. The pump has been rebuilt multiple times but it keeps breaking
If you want to improve production reliability in one or more facilities, it is important to have a clear picture of the reliability goal(s). At
Maintenance Training should always include “why” someone is doing a task. I’m going to tell you a story about my early days in maintenance to
As a result of this column I am risking to receive critique, but also to be given feed back expressing relief from readers who believe
The purpose of this article is to raise questions and challenge plant leadership on strategy, vision and execution of plant reliability and overall maintenance management.
In parts 1, 2 and 3 of this column series, I outlined the need for developing maintenance leadership (visit the Reliable Plant Web site at www.reliableplant.com to