Reliability Project – Don’t Stop the Beatings!

August 8, 2017

The word “thrashing” can mean many things.  Words like flogging, whipping, beating, head banging and many more are always included in the definition.  Do you constantly feel these effects when trying to manage or participate in a reliability project?  As a result, does the project become overwhelming, or lack support, or have steps and goals […]






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Defining a Reliability Engineer

July 25, 2017

In order to determine what a Reliability Engineer should be, we must first look at the definition of Reliability.  Reliability can be defined as the probability that a device, system or process will continue to perform its given function without failure for a known time in a known environment.  Based upon this, the role of […]






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Has your Equipment Been Condemned to Death? Bearing Storage Part 2 of 2

May 23, 2017

Bearings are a critical part of the design and function of most mechanical equipment. The majority of bearings 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 bearing storage practices. […]






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“Not Me”: A Challenge for many Reliability Professionals

February 28, 2017

Reliability professionals face a lot of challenges in their profession and deserve a lot of credit for the positive impact they have within an organization. Your efforts provide a greater return on deployed assets by reducing risk, unscheduled downtime and cost while helping to improve capacity, quality, safety and other factors. As much credit as […]






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Ultrasonic Signature can Provide early Warning of Mechanical Failure

February 21, 2017

Rotating equipment produces a sound (ultrasonic) signature during operation. This signature can be measured and trended over time. As the machine components begin to fail a change in the ultrasonic signature will occur. The change in sound level can be used to alarm that could be related to lubrication or bearing damage. A key factor […]






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