Useful Reliability and Maintenance Resources

from today's industrial maintenance experts

Operations & Maintenance

How Can Control Systems Trick Operators? 

How can control systems trick operators? Operators are required to run their plants from control panels. They view the control panel dials, lights, and readouts. From those they interpret the plant and equipment operating condition. It is critical that every indicator on the panel be a true reflection of the equipment’s state out in the plant.

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Maintenance Management

Leadership of Industry 5.0 and ‘New Quality 5.0’ – A Paradigm Shift

What are the demands of Industry 5.0 and what do leaders and teams need to consider in order to nurture people on the 5.0 journey, particularly in line with the expectation of our post millennial teams and the exponential rise in technology? How do we adapt to harness what is now available in people and process for the consistent performance of quality? 

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Facility Maintenance

Maintaining Heating Solutions in The Off Season

Neglecting heating system maintenance can quickly result in decreased energy efficiency. When filters become dirty, coils get clogged, or system components wear out, your heating system must exert more effort to maintain the desired temperature. Consequently, energy consumption rises, leading to higher utility bills.

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Facility Maintenance

Leveraging BIM for Enhanced Maintenance: A New Era in Facility Management

Over the past twenty years, building information modeling (BIM) has been steadily securing itself as an essential tool in the architecture, engineering, and construction fields. Its advanced 3D capabilities are used in just about every design and construction phase. However, with new developments in real-time data collection, the advantages of BIM can extend beyond the completion of a facility.When applied to facility management, BIM opens the door to better asset management, improved safety, and optimized maintenance strategies that ensure that a building performs at its best 100 percent of the time.

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Asset Management

Understand Your Goals with New Maintenance Technology

Why are you buying that new maintenance technology? What are you hoping to achieve? How will you measure success (or failure) both in technical terms and in terms of a return on investment? Although these questions are straightforward and obvious, my experience in the field suggests that many people cannot answer them adequately. They have some vague idea that a tool or technology will somehow solve their problems but they are not clear on what these problems are.

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Happy World Facilities Management Day!

Held on May 8th and organized each year by Global FM, World Facilities Management Day exists to recognize and celebrate the work of FM professionals who keep our workplaces, schools, hospitals, and other facilities safer, healthier, and more effective behind the scenes. 

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SynRM motor
Equipment Knowledge

High-efficiency SynRM motors, a game changer in potentially explosive environments

Safety is critical in this industry, especially for applications in potentially explosive environments. Introducing the new IE5 SynRM Increased Safety motors represents a game changer, giving chemical manufacturers access to the most energy-efficient motor and drive technology. The new motors offer up to 40 percent lower energy losses than commonly used IE3 motors while meeting stringent safety standards. 

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Essential First Aid Skills for Maintenance Workers

Having a thorough understanding of what first aid skills for maintenance workers look like and why they matter is so critical. While the hope is that you never have to use the knowledge, it can be the difference between life and death in an urgent situation. 

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Heat Illness Prevention

According to OSHA, every year, dozens of workers die and thousands more become ill while working in hot or humid conditions. OSHA’s Heat Illness Prevention campaign educates employers and workers on heat hazards and provides resources to keep workers safe. Let’s dive into OSHA’s heat illness prevention information for the workforce, what your employer’s responsibilities are, and ways you can keep yourself safe from the dangers and risks of heat illness.

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