What’s new? Despite producing a significant percentage of the U.S. gross domestic product, the manufacturing sector is often disrespected. This week’s newsletter columnist opines on the latest hits.
Poor performance on Quality can be quite costly. This article, the final installment of a 12-part series, discusses the problem and solutions for it in terms of real-world Overall Equipment Effectiveness.
Taking chances with process machinery can be costly. Very costly. As the author points out, allowing deviations to exist, accumulate, and become the “new normal” is a risk few plants can afford.
Most businesses (and maintenance departments) have had to adapt to a new reality over the past few years. The difference between flourishing and perishing may boil down to an organization’s agility.
General practice, even among some reliability and maintenance pros, is to hold physical-asset management as a separate entity. There can, however, be real benefits in tying it to other plant programs.
When attempting to identify causes of vibration in plant equipment, it may pay to look beyond the usual suspects. If not recognized, some less-common sources of apparent unbalance can be quite vexing.
Is a scheduled shutdown/turnaround/outage (STO) in your future? Planning for these complex events is crucial and not just because of the work that is to be done. Think beyond that. Far beyond.
Customer Success Story: LLDPE Plant Operator Increases Rotary Feed Drum Performance And Reduces Downtime
Demanding environments are tough on component wear life. This story of a linear low-density polyethylene manufacturing operation in Texas is a case in point. The solution paid off quickly.
A pandemic, natural disasters, workforce disruptions, and supply-chain woes have forced many businesses to change how they operate. For some, that’s led to multiple asset-management changes. What’s next?
Data used to chart a path for reliability improvement and measure progress is essential for business success. Keys to that success include asking “the right questions” and using “the right data.”