Why engage operators? There’s probably more of them than skilled maintenance personnel in a plant. And they’re likely more familiar with their machines. Operator “care” can be a win-win all the way around.
AVEVA Teamwork facilitates skills development, knowledge sharing, and collaboration across plant operations.
If you only connect the National Institute of Standards and Technology to its impact on testing and calibration devices, you’re missing out. Part of the U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NIST is interested in all things RAM.
As Dr. H. Peter Jost estimated, we could reduce energy consumption by 7.5% through better management of friction in tribological systems That’s a winning proposition for plant equipment and the planet.
‘Tutors’ come in many forms, including books and knowledgeable manufacturers. Don’t hesitate. Take advantage of these resources to boost your RAM I.Q. and support your professional development goals.
A clear understanding of the five life stages of bearings and associated built-in and application failure modes leads to the development of more effective premature-failure strategies at a site.
Howard Penrose and Alidade MER’s Tom Moriarity talk with Doug Thomas of NIST’s Manufacturing Machinery Maintenance Program about the impact of some recent studies on RAM pros and corporate goals.
We’ve come through various global crises time and again, and typically emerged stronger than before. A smart, solid CAPEX strategy can help your organization do the same this time.
Think in terms of operator “care” rather than “maintenance.” Then keep in mind that when properly deployed, operators can provide the most efficient/effective type of preventive maintenance in a plant.
Those working in the RAM arena typically have responsibility for performance of equipment that produces GHG emissions. This means they’re also in a position to help control those types of emissions.