Ultrasound Finds Worn and Misaligned Couplings

January 9, 2018

Simon is a condition monitoring specialist from a local oil refinery. He contacted my office for advice about predicting flexible coupling failures. Currently, they perform basic vibration analysis on their pumps and motors using an overall meter. They have some success predicting bearing failures but the same cannot be said for couplings. Several unexpected failures […]

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Parallel-align Rolls with Easy-Laser E970 System for Reliability

January 24, 2017

The Easy-Laser E970 laser roll alignment system is a well-established product proven to be effective in many parallel roll alignment applications such as in printing presses, steel, aluminum and paper mills. We recently completed a roll alignment at a stainless steel roll slitting facility. Setting the system up was fast and easy, from establishing a […]

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Do No Harm in 2017! The Hippocratic Oath Applied to Reliability

January 3, 2017

As Published by Uptime Magazine December/ January 2017 issue Do No Harm: The Hippocratic Oath Applied to Reliability The Greek physician Hippocrates (c.460 BC – c.370 BC) is credited with an oath that was meant to provide certain ethical standards a physician was to uphold. While maintenance is not of the magnitude as being a […]

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If you had one tool for reliability what would it be?

November 29, 2016

The practice of reliability has many tools, processes and methodologies that can and should be implemented within a facility. Try as we may, it is usually not possible to implement and sustain all of them. So the challenge quickly becomes deciding which aspects of reliability to implement and in what order! Implementation and enforcement of […]

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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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