Preventing Failures and Extending Life — Part 1

by Torbjörn Idhammar
Posted 9/18/2006

In the previous three issues of Reliable Plant, my columns touched upon defining best practices in order for leadership to clearly communicate the plant’s direction for reliability improvements. In the next few issues, I’ll pick a few of our best practices and ask you to check your own plant in order to rate the performance.

IDCON’s “Current Best Practices” include nearly 300 elements. We normally use this document to assess plant reliability performance. I’ve picked a few best practices from this document for this articles series. The equipment life cycle starts with specification, design and engineering of equipment and production systems. This leads us to an important issue, life-cycle cost. Continue reading →