Archive for the ‘Reliability’ Category

Organizational Readiness for Top Quartile Reliability Performance

Posted in Asset Optimization, Reliability on Monday, May 15th, 2017. One comment so far
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As the technology and work practices have progressed, so has reliability practices from reactive to preventive to predictive maintenance (PdM). In a Plant Engineering article, The path to prescriptive maintenance, Emerson’s Will Goetz describes prescriptive maintenance: …where analytics can show that a piece of equipment is headed for trouble and can prescribe prioritized, pre-determined, expert-driven […]

Plant Reliability and the Industrial Internet of Things

Posted in Asset Optimization, Reliability on Thursday, April 6th, 2017. One comment so far
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Tools and methodologies to improve plant reliability have existed for many years. Examples include criticality analysis, reliability-centered maintenance analysis (RCMA), failure modes, effects, and diagnostic analysis (FMEDA) and root cause failure analysis (RCFA) to name a few. In a Plant Services article, Seize the IIoT in just 3 steps, Emerson’s Bruce Hawkins and independent consultant […]

Overcoming Obstacles in Reducing Unplanned Downtime

Posted in Asset Optimization, Reliability on Wednesday, February 8th, 2017. One comment so far
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Unplanned downtime remains the top issue for most process manufacturers and producers. At the ARC Industry Forum, ARC’s Craig Resnick led a panel, Strategies to Reduce Downtime and Increase Plant KPIs. Emerson’s Will Goetz participated in the panel to discuss the importance of comprehensive reliability program planning and execution. Here was the session description: This […]

Streamlining and Simplifying Maintenance Tech Actions

Posted in Asset Optimization, Reliability on Friday, January 13th, 2017. 3 comments so far
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Process manufacturing plants with thousands or tens of thousands of measurement devices must keep these operating reliably and accurately for the process control strategies to perform effectively. Maintenance technicians have the responsibility to configure, troubleshoot and repair measurement instrumentation as problems develop. Traditionally, these technicians needed to remove the device from service, bring to the […]

The Path to Reliable Performance

Posted in Asset Optimization, Reliability on Monday, December 19th, 2016. One comment so far
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Whether it’s your car or an asset in your production facility, running it to failure can be costly, unsafe and inconvenient. In terms of maintenance reliability, the U.S. National Response center noted that “…it costs 50% more to repair a broken component than one that was addressed prior to its failure.” And that statistic does […]