If you are not controlling contamination of your lubricants, then you cannot achieve the maximum service life of your rotating machinery or your lubricants. Using lots of 3D animations and animated illustrations, this presentation will focus on gearbox lubrication, explaining why contamination reduces the life of the gears and bearings (and the oil itself), how much the service life is reduced, how to reduce contamination, and how to remove unavoidable (and avoidable) contaminants.
Reliability is often used by plants to define future improvement efforts and set expectations for employees and managers. Understanding how it's defined and how to measure it can often be confusing to your organization.
This video will give you IDCON's concept of Overall Production Efficiency
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Vibration analysis is one of the most successful techniques for monitoring the condition of rotating equipment, but unless you are a vibration specialist the information can often be difficult to decipher. How can peak value analysis and auto correlation help improve maintenance efficiency?
Airborne & structure-borne ultrasound has become a major player in bearing condition monitoring. Once considered just a leak detector, more maintenance & reliability professionals are beginning to realize all of the benefits associated with using ultrasound for condition monitoring applications. The P-F Curve, with which we have all become familiar, reflects that trend.
Backlog management has a number of different but interdependent focuses: Backlog Work Order Quality, Age of Backlog and Backlog Size Management. This article will focus on Backlog Work Order quality. Later editions of Maintworld-magazine will cover Time in Backlog and Backlog Size Management in more detail.
With strong leadership, reliability can be improved, and every employee will benefit. It is very difficult to force change, but when people are motivated anything is possible.
How can the service offering that creates the highest value to the customer be identified? How can industry-wide experience-based data and knowledge be exploited to provide, and continuously improve asset management services.
If your preventive maintenance program does not have the right content, it will never generate the desired and possible results. If you haven’t updated the program in the past five years, it probably contains not only too much PM but also the wrong activities. A good PM program has 90% of all PM activities done as inspections while equipment is running.
Imagine this as your workweek routine: travel to work, grab your tools and climb 80 to 100 metres to your job site, on occasion your climb is 160 meters. Sometimes, before you can make your climb, you take a boat or a helicopter to the job. That’s the life of someone who maintains onshore and offshore wind turbines. Although the renewable energy industry presents some extreme issues for maintenance and service, every industry has uptime challenges.
Maintaining plant assets at an optimal state of lubrication is a topic receiving lots of attention. Maintenance and Reliability practitioners dedicate teams to the task, but not every organization achieves world-class results.
There is a revolution happening. It is a slow burn right now but it is slowly gaining momentum throughout the world. It is the Industrial Internet of Thing (IIoT) revolution and it will change the IT manufacturing environment dramatically over the next 20 years.