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De-Energize Equipment Prior to Work—UNLESS… [Maintenance Tip]

Mon, 12/21/2015 - 13:25
NFPA 70E, CSA Z462 and OSHA 1910 are very clear: equipment must be de-energized (“electrically safe work condition”) if the worker is exposed to a possible hazard (within the limited approach boundary, or performing a task that increases risk of arc flash). But when is it OK to use appropriate PPE and work? When working at less than 50V. When de-energizing could “introduce additional hazards or risks” - for…

Use Ultrasound Crest Factor to Precisely Predict Bearing Failures [Maintenance Tip]

Mon, 12/21/2015 - 13:07
Trend overall dB-RMS levels to know your bearing is getting louder. Trend dB-Peak to know your bearing is becoming unstable. Then compare the dB-Peak to the dB-RMS to see your bearing’s Crest Factor (CF). Hear More Tip Provided By:   

SELECTING THE RIGHT MAINTENANCE METHOD [Maintenance Tip]

Mon, 12/21/2015 - 12:57
Step 2 in IDCON’s 3-step process for optimizing Preventive Maintenance is selecting the Maintenance Method.  We break this Step into three components: Function and component Failure Modes Maintenance Method and essential care task A few questions to ask: What is the service function? How does the component work and fail? Does it have a Failure Developing Period?…

SELECTING THE RIGHT MAINTENANCE METHOD [Maintenance Tip]

Mon, 12/21/2015 - 12:57
Step 2 in IDCON’s 3-step process for optimizing Preventive Maintenance is selecting the Maintenance Method.  We break this Step into three components: Function and component Failure Modes Maintenance Method and essential care task A few questions to ask: What is the service function? How does the component work and fail? Does it have a Failure Developing Period?

HIMA Delivers Safety Systems and Fire & Gas System for Ichthys Gas Field Project (INPEX) [Maintenance News]

Fri, 12/18/2015 - 05:49
The Ichthys field was the largest discovery of hydrocarbon liquids in Australia   in more than 40 years, and the Ichthys LNG project ranks among the largest   and most significant energy projects in the world. Bruehl, Germany - Operated by INPEX, the Ichthys LNG project includes some of the world’s biggest and most advanced offshore facilities, massive onshore processing facilities near Darwin in the Northern Territory and an 890-kilometer pipeline to unite them.

Proximity: the New Business Model for Repair Services [Article]

Fri, 12/18/2015 - 05:37
Fortune 500 manufacturers look to speed repairs while reducing costs by working with international repair services that offer full service locations in close proximity.

FSA Appoints Carl Jones to Board of Directors [Maintenance News]

Thu, 12/17/2015 - 08:40
Wayne, PA - The Fluid Sealing Association® is pleased to announce the appointment of Carl Jones to its Board of Directors.  Mr. Jones is currently the Global Product Specialist for Packing Fibers Sealant Technologies at W.L. Gore & Associates, a materials technology company based in Newark, DE.

Gasketing/Converting Expo to be Held in April 2016 [Maintenance News]

Wed, 12/16/2015 - 08:33
Wayne, PA - The Gasket Fabricators Association (GFA) will be presenting the Gasketing/Converting Expo ‘16 on April 5-7, 2016 at the Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Florida. Co-sponsors of the event are the International Association of Diecutting and Diemaking (IADD), the International Sealing Distribution Association (ISD), and the Fluid Sealing Association® (FSA).  The Expo will also feature the co-located IADD Midyear Leadership Conference.

Definition: Corrective Maintenance (CM) [Maintenance Tip]

Tue, 12/15/2015 - 09:32
Maintenance tasks initiated as a result of the observed or measured condition of an asset or system, before or after functional failure, to correct the problem. Corrective maintenance can be planned or unplanned. synonymous with corective work. Tip excerpted from: The Professional’s Guide to Maintenance and Reliability Terminology by Ramesh Gulati, Jerry Kahn and Robert Baldwin  

Applicable & Effective Task Creation [Maintenance Tip]

Tue, 12/15/2015 - 07:56
Your RCM team decides that a condition based task is applicable for a particular failure mode. It would cost $2k per year to perform this task to detect the onset of a failure that has a MTBF of 5 years. The actual loss when the failure occurs only costs $3k (parts, labor and downtime). In other words, you would be spending $2k per year to avoid an average loss of $600 per year and would…

Dematic Completes Acquisition of Reddwerks, Leading Provider of Warehouse Execution Software [Maintenance News]

Mon, 12/14/2015 - 13:18
ATLANTA, GEORGIA - Dematic, a leading global supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimize the supply chain, announced today the completion of its acquisition of Reddwerks Corporation. The acquired company is a leading innovator of Warehouse Execution Software (WES) that provides customers with real-time decision engines to optimize material and information flow in the supply chain. Reddwerks will operate as a subsidiary of Dematic under the tradename Dematic Reddwerks, offering an enhanced software suite that provides responsive order fulfillment to Dematic and Dematic Reddwerks customers.

Meggitt Sensing Systems releases field programmable vibration sensor with HART integration [Maintenance News]

Mon, 12/14/2015 - 12:23
Germantown, MD – The new programmable PCH420V vibration sensor provides enhanced information about changes in machinery health eliminating additional infrastructure and cost.  Plants utilizing HART networks can now easily monitor vibration through existing networks   for continuous notification of potential failures or faults.

Accenture to Expand Consulting for Industrial Asset Management Through Acquisition of Cimation [Maintenance News]

Sat, 12/12/2015 - 11:39
Services to Help Clients In Oil and Gas, Pipeline, Chemicals, Metals and Mining Industries HOUSTON; Dec. 9; 2015 - Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has entered into an agreement to acquire Cimation, an affiliate of Audubon Companies and an Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) consulting company known for its work in process automation, information technology (IT) and industrial control system (ICS) cyber security. Together, the companies will provide end-to-end services to transform industrial asset operations and maintenance for oil and gas, pipeline, chemicals, metals and mining companies - from the sensors on field equipment, such as connected oil and gas wells, to boardroom performance reports.

Accenture to Expand Consulting for Industrial Asset Management Through Acquisition of Cimation [Maintenance News]

Sat, 12/12/2015 - 11:39
Services to Help Clients In Oil and Gas, Pipeline, Chemicals, Metals and Mining Industries HOUSTON - Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has entered into an agreement to acquire Cimation, an affiliate of Audubon Companies and an Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) consulting company known for its work in process automation, information technology (IT) and industrial control system (ICS) cyber security. Together, the companies will provide end-to-end services to transform industrial asset operations and maintenance for oil and gas, pipeline, chemicals, metals and mining companies - from the sensors on field equipment, such as connected oil and gas wells, to boardroom performance reports.

10 Things Every Vibration Analyst Needs to Know for Good Data Collection and Analysis [Maintenance Tip]

Fri, 12/11/2015 - 11:26
Shaft speed of machine being analyzed. Type of bearings involved (sleeve vs. rolling element). Rolling element bearing part numbers and manufacturer(s). Internal configuration of equipment. Machine History. Proper data collection location. Proper sensor to use for data collection. Proper data collection setups to ensure correct data is collected. Is the primary energy sub-synchronous, synchronous, or non-synchronous?…

Q&A with an Industry Leader - John Day [Article]

Fri, 12/11/2015 - 10:54
Uptime Magazine is honored to share a special conversation between John Day, one of the most well known proactive maintenance management advocates in the world, and Uptime Contributing Author, Ricky Smith, CMRP, who also worked for Mr. Day back in the 1980s. Mr. Day was formerly the maintenance and engineering manager for Alumax Mt Holly. Mr. Day designed one of the first proactive maintenance organizations in the world. He titled his vision and process to maintenance in 1979 as: STRATEGY TO ACHIEVE WORLD-CLASS PRODUCTION THROUGH RELIABILITY. Companies that have adopted John Day’s philosophy and strategy have achieved results beyond what was known and expected within a company. Mr. Day has spoken all over the world about his model of proactive maintenance.

Q&A With an Industry Leader - John Day [Article]

Fri, 12/11/2015 - 10:54
Uptime Magazine is honored to share a special conversation between John Day, one of the most well known proactive maintenance management advocates in the world, and Uptime Contributing Author, Ricky Smith, CMRP, who also worked for Mr. Day back in the 1980s. Mr. Day was formerly the maintenance and engineering manager for Alumax Mt Holly. Mr. Day designed one of the first proactive maintenance organizations in the world. He titled his vision and process to maintenance in 1979 as: STRATEGY TO ACHIEVE WORLD-CLASS PRODUCTION THROUGH RELIABILITY. Companies that have adopted John Day’s philosophy and strategy have achieved results beyond what was known and expected within a company. Mr. Day has spoken all over the world about his model of proactive maintenance.

Asset Management Past and Future [Article]

Fri, 12/11/2015 - 10:13
by Thomas W. Smith The ISO Standard 55000 for Asset Management, which was released in January 2014, represents the culmination of a series of activities going back several decades. Its most immediate predecessor is the British Standards Institute (BSI) Publically Available Specification (PAS) 55, which was released in 2004 and updated in 2008. Before that, however, we had numerous national and sector level standards providing specific guidance for asset management.

Asset Management Past and Future [Article]

Fri, 12/11/2015 - 10:13
by Thomas W. Smith The ISO Standard 55000 for Asset Management, which was released in January 2014, represents the culmination of a series of activities going back several decades. Its most immediate predecessor is the British Standards Institute (BSI) Publically Available Specification (PAS) 55, which was released in 2004 and updated in 2008. Before that, however, we had numerous national and sector level standards providing specific guidance for asset management.

Canyonwest Cases – New Waterproof Case [Maintenance News]

Thu, 12/10/2015 - 13:38
Fountain Hills, AZ - Do you need a case that can protect sensitive or valuable equipment during extreme conditions? The new 3i-2213-12 shipping case is designed to do just that!

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