Heroes in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic are everywhere, including in and connected to plants and facilities around the globe. How they communicate in their efforts to keep crucial operations up and running calls for new methods and new ways of thinking.
New wireless vibration and temperature sensor from SKF enhances condition monitoring of rotating parts in heavy machinery.
Certain industry studies over the past 3+ decades have been used to support various programs, equipment, and electric-motor strategies. The question is, have operations been interpreting that widely cited research correctly?
The troublesome, often-used explanation “because that’s the way we’ve always done it” has legs. Unfortunately, iterations of it can manifest in many forms, seen and unseen. So can eventual fallout from it.
The feasibility of an equipment upgrade must be determined well ahead of a maintenance event. RAM professionals play an important role in calculating and making the value of such endeavors known.
Wise businesses recognize the importance of implementing strategies, sooner than later, to capture the “treasure chest” of baby-boomer knowledge within their operations and make it available to future generations of workers.
Emerson’s new transducer delivers performance and reliability in extreme wet, sour, and corrosive chemical-gas services.
Plants and facilities, like the rest of the world’s population, have basically entered unchartered waters due to the global COVID-19 crisis. Here’s a suggestion for managers whose RAM personnel may not be working onsite for a while.
How do we tap into operators as a key component of reliability improvement? The payback can be substantial. It’s important to understand, though, that the operator-care process isn’t a stand-alone function.
Despite the current state of emergency, an “all clear” eventually will be issued. Thus, it’s crucial for sites to keep their facilities and equipment in a state of readiness for startup.