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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Predictive Maintenance may not be a good thing!

July 21, 2015

Certain technologies have been used for a very long time to identify corrective actions required to keep equipment operational and reliable. Vibration Analysis, Ultrasonic Monitoring, infrared thermography, motor condition evaluation and lubrication analysis are examples of these technologies. Many terms have been used to describe their usage within a facility. One term often used is […]

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The Importance of Communication between Analyst and Management

January 7, 2014

Why does so much ‘stuff’ fall between the cracks that exist between data and information. So often we see a highly trained analyst with a tremendous amount of data working with a manager who takes very little information from the data. There is obviously a communication breakdown but who is to blame. Is it the […]

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The Key to Justifying a PdM Program

December 19, 2012

It is All About the Cost! We have all been there — It is about time to leave for the weekend on a late Friday afternoon,  most of your maintenance staff has already left for the weekend, as you are getting ready to head out, all of the sudden someone runs up to you and says, “We […]

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