Machine Life Expectancy – What Should the Maintenance Organization Focus on?

May 29, 2018

Guest post by John Lambert at Benchmark PDM Recently I have been seeing the P to F interval curve popping up a lot on my LinkedIn feed and in articles that I have read. It was a concept that I was first introduced to when I was implementing Reliability Centered Maintenance into the Engineering and Maintenance […]

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Guidelines for Proper Belt Installation including Sheave Pulley Alignment

November 28, 2017

Belts are a critical part of the design and function of belt-driven equipment. The majority of belts never reach their intended design life due to improper selection, storage and installation. Unfortunately, this results in compromised equipment operation, lost capacity and increased costs. Do not condemn your equipment to death through improper belt installation practices. Below […]

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Who is the reliability leader in your plant?

November 22, 2016

Hopefully, your company has global, regional and facility resources dedicated full time to reliability initiatives. These resources are necessary to help ensure improvements in maintenance, equipment run-time, capacity, profits and much more. The question you and your organization should be asking is “who is the reliability leader in your organization”? The answer may seem simple, […]

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The importance of the P-F curve when it comes to Misalignment

September 27, 2016

The Potential to Failure Curve (or P-F Curve) gives the user information on how an asset behaves before a failure occurs. This example is focused on failure due to misalignment. The goal of a reliability focused plant is to be as far to the left on the curve as possible. While some companies are doing […]

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Nine “Ps” for profitable plant reliability improvement efforts

August 30, 2016

Guest post by Shon Isenhour, CMRP, CAMA, CCMP, Founding Partner at Eruditio LLC So if you could sum up the common areas of focus during reliability improvement efforts what would they be? The thought behind this blog post was if someone ask us what we are doing or what all is involved in a reliability improvement […]

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