CMMS/Tech Database

Maintaining Process Control Field Devices

Maintaining Process Control Field Devices Thomas Wallace, Asset Management Solutions, Fisher-Rosemount Systems, Inc. Maintenance Technology Adding microprocessors to field instruments has transformed them into data acquisition systems and transmission terminals. Now technicians can use well-designed software to see what is happening inside plant instrumentation. Instrumentation technicians responsible for reliable operation of thousands of field devices …

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Protecting Mission Critical Electronics

Protecting Mission Critical Electronics Paul Haake, Oneac Corp. Using power conditioning, surge protection, and grounding provides a defense against the disruption, degradation, and destruction of mission critical electronic equipment. Today’s new control systems are delivering higher productivity to meet ever-increasing expectations of equipment performance. These systems typically contain more electronics, much of it adopted from …

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Critical Component of the CMMS: The Repair Work Order

by Christopher Winston The better and more consistently recording of repair activities is done, the greater potential for yielding greater and more specific information about an operation. From the very start, the implementation of a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) is a long and arduous process. One of the largest concerns is how to effectively …

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The Achilles Heel of Modern Electronics

by Brent Sorensen Analog fault monitoring based on neural network technology can be an alternative to conventional digital testing for finding aging-related intermittencies. Digital measurement technology certainly has taken the test industry forward, mostly with giant strides. The exact opposite may be true, however, when it is applied to testing for aging-related failure modes such …

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Maintenance Software (CMMS) Implementation

Maintenance Software (CMMS) Implementation Bryan Weir, Perspective CMMS A prudent approach for SME’s (Small & Medium-sized Enterprises) Introduction Much has been written in the past about the implementation of maintenance software (CMMS systems). This article takes a slightly different approach in that it attempts to explain some of the pitfalls associated with first time implementation …

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Balancing CMMS User Configurability with Centralised Control

Balancing CMMS User Configurability with Centralised Control David Berger For most companies, gone are the days when users were forced to conform to a rigid framework dictated by the CMMS vendor and strictly controlled by the Information Systems department.¬†Users today enjoy freedom to customise the content, look and feel of their CMMS environment on a …

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Barcode Tracking System Coordinates Toolrooms

Barcode Tracking System Coordinates Toolrooms Maintenance Technology As the fifth largest chemical company in the world, Dow Chemical is known for the manufacturing of chemicals, plastics, energy, agricultural products, and other consumer goods and services. But to manufacture these products on such a large scale means stocking a lot of equipment to maintain the operation. …

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