Asset Management / Life Cycle Cost

harmonics and sidebands in soundwaves
Condition Monitoring

Harmonics and Sidebands 

In a recent article I talked about linear and nonlinear systems and how the output of these systems contain frequencies, such as harmonics and sidebands, that are not in the inputs. In this article I want to share a short video I made with my signal processing simulator that demonstrates the concepts. You will want to watch the video with the sound on.

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Asset Management

Challenging the P-F “Curve”

Let me get right to it. I don’t think the P-F curve is really a curve anymore. Rather it is more like a cliff. We march right up to the edge with all our preventive maintenance activities and the equipment fails anyway. No gentle path downwards to follow, giving us lots of time to head off trouble. No, things simply go bad very quickly. The idea is to avoid the cliff. Stay back a safe distance and enjoy the view vs. extending your toes over the edge for a thrill.

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reliability
Asset Management

Are You Reliability?

It is imperative that equipment and staff at your organization have the ability to do what is asked of them when called on. This enables effective execution of operations and the business plan on a daily basis, ensuring the success of your business. People are arguably the most important asset driving the success of an organization next to physical assets. Employee reliability at your organization must be established, just like the equipment that the people in maintenance were hired to manage and maintain. 

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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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vibration analyst
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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electrical reliability in paper machine
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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ISO
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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