When attempting to drive reliability improvements at your site, don’t overlook the value of untapped talent in the workplace and multi-disciplined-group collaboration. It’s enormous. And powerful.
Reliability and the meeting of uptime goals don’t just happen. Desired plant-project outcomes depend on specific up-front activities and interactions between owner-operator representatives and contractors.
Assets must be regularly assessed for criticality as operations change and improve. When it comes to maintenance of plant assets, understanding criticality is crucial to effective planning and scheduling.
This article wraps up a series that has walked readers through development of a simple machine-learning tool. The last step is to convert the tool into code that allows compilation of truly useful data.
During the pandemic, most maintenance organizations made a variety of significant changes in their daily routines. But now, with the return to a tentative new normal, a reset is probably in order.
ABB launches game-changing Ability eMine to fast-track the industry’s transition to all-electric mines.
While NAM’s recent survey findings look rosy, challenges loom. These include equipping technicians with skills to troubleshoot, maintain, and repair new generations of manufacturing technologies.
OEE’s “Availability” component may seem straightforward. Or maybe not. And failure to accurately trend it over time can prevent organizations from striving for excellence and improvement.
Industrial-revolution-era RAM pros had no backup systems when it came to the quest for reliable assets. They simply adhered to sound processes, procedures, cleanliness, and principles of lubrication.
The purpose of this article series is to provide details on how ML works. Here, the focus is on the concept behind Remaining Useful Life (RUL), also known as Time to Failure Estimation (TTFE).
This article is a short follow-up to the author’s Sept. 5, 2021, discussion. It describes a best-practice approach that’s closely related to pre-purchase reviews and reliability audits of plant equipment.
It’s a sad situation: Career educators and administrators often have a difficult time grasping the real-world-career implications of STEM programs. RAM pros can help out in a big way.
AVEVA says its launch of a subscription-based mix of cloud, on-site, and hybrid plant-control solutions is an industry first.
The author re-emphasizes a crucial point in this quick-read article: Taking the old and still-popular “as cheap as possible” approach to plant projects can be awfully expensive in the long run.
The OEE asset-management metric is elegant but complicated. Clear-eyed users will find that it can help guide good decisions. The flip side is that OEE can also be downright tricky.