Asset Management / Life Cycle Cost

industrial steam cleaner
Asset Management

Industrial Steam Cleaning

Industrial steam cleaning (and all steam cleaning) provides a number of benefits compared to traditional cleaning practices. When the “true costs” of maintenance cleaning are taken into account. True costs include all labor, equipment, and supplies plus the added value of quality cleaning for high value assets.

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Asset Management

Why You Should Become a Certified Vibration Analyst

If you work in the maintenance or reliability field, becoming a certified vibration analyst can be a valuable investment in your career. Not only does it demonstrate your expertise and proficiency in analyzing machinery vibration, but it can also open up new career opportunities and increase your earning potential. This article will explore the benefits of becoming a certified vibration analyst and why it’s worth considering.

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Asset Management

Nuclear Weapons Release Systems & Your Electrical Reliability Program

This article will show you how applying the same electrical reliability standards in your plant that we employed on aircraft will enable you to increase your electrical reliability for very little cost.  I will also describe how application of these military reliability standards in a paper mill was able to reduce electrical lost time by 60% in just 18 months saving $812,006 in production lost time.  

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Root Cause

Root Cause Failure Analysis of Bearings According to ISO 15243

ISO 15243:2017 is a standard that classifies different modes of failure occurring in service for rolling bearings made of standard bearing steels. For each failure mode, it defines and describes the characteristics, appearance, and possible root causes of failure. The standard aims to assist in the identification of failure modes based on features that are visible on the rolling elements, raceways, and other functional surfaces. 

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Asset Management

What is ISO 55000?

Chances are if you are searching for information on ISO 55000 you already know what it pertains to – Asset Management Systems. Additionally, if you are curious about ISO 55000 you likely are truly curious about ISO 55001 which lists the actual requirements for the Asset Management System. This is because ISO 55000, 55001 and 55002 are commonly lumped into the ISO 55000 Series. As you also probably know, you can find generic descriptions of these standards and the differences between them on every other ISO 55000 article; This is not that type of article.

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Asset Management

Physical Asset Management: Turning your Vision into Reality

Almost every maintenance manager has thought to themselves, “there has to be a better way to achieve this goal,” only to realize the organization and its governance are critical to the successful implementation of improved physical asset management. For those of you with a vision of improving physical asset management within your manufacturing operations, perhaps the largest threat to successful implementation are the past practices which have already been widely accepted and deployed.

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metal fatigue failure
Root Cause

Metal Fatigue Failure

Metal fatigue is the common name used to describe the unexpected failure of metal parts by progressive fracturing while in service. The article is a basic introduction to the mechanism of metal fatigue failure. An introduction into accepted theories is provided and relevant design practices to reduce metal fatigue are presented and explained.

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Root Cause

Studying Fractures: Recognizing and Understanding Failure Modes

To understand why a part or equipment failed, how it failed must be first diagnosed. Different failure modes such as fatigue, brittle, and corrosion all have very different causes and very different solutions. If an investigation were to guess at the failure mode and guess wrongly, the planned remediation may not address the true cause of failure and additional failures may occur. This article considers three failed chain links and demonstrates the importance of identifying how something failed.

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