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 […]

Reliability, A Holistic Effort

August 23, 2016

As Published by Uptime Magazine August / September 2016 issue The foundation of any great reliability effort is the reliability culture within the organization that sustains it. Everybody within the organization must be aligned with its ultimate goals and mission for the reliability effort to succeed. Therefore, the mission and values must be clearly communicated, with […]

Monitoring the condition of slow speed bearings

August 16, 2016

Bearings are widely used in industrial applications and considered as crucial component. Bearing failures, when not detected in time, are responsible for unscheduled shutdown and expensive downtime. They may even lead to catastrophic breakdowns. Slow speed bearing monitoring is a different story. When speaking about rotation speeds of less than 250 rpm the “normal” technologies, […]

Avoid downtime by keeping your alignment system in good shape

August 9, 2016

Reposted from EASY-LASER® There are many consequences resulting from having a poorly functioning measurement and alignment system. If there is an uncertainty concerning your laser system’s functionality, the measurement and alignment process could take longer than necessary. If the system isn’t in perfect working condition you might need to double check your results more than […]

The Effects of Misalignment on Oil Quality

August 2, 2016

It can be argued that lubricants are the lifeblood of equipment. It is extremely difficult to assure equipment reliability when lubrication integrity is not maintained. The key is to keep the lubrication system clean, cool and dry. According to the Arrhenius Rate Rule, every 18-degree (F) increase in oil temperature in operation reduces oil life […]