There were several “stated causes” for the 2019 Great Belt Bridge crossing incident in Denmark. But they weren’t the root causes. The author provides some pertinent details.
Lubrication practices help drive asset reliability. Look to OLE to ensure your site’s lubricants and lube processes are protecting machinery components from performance degradation.
Good housekeeping is an essential component of any maintenance-improvement initiative. Sadly, it’s often ignored as Maintenance and Operations argue over who’s really responsible for it.
This follow-up article continues the discussion of a nagging wind-energy issue and quest for solutions. Original thinking on defects and failures identified as root causes could be changing.
The lowly steam trap is crucial to system reliability and efficiency. But traps differ. Converting to superior designs can be a savvy move for sites that are serious about their steam.
It’s a fact: Investing in maintenance improves business performance. Isn’t it time for maintenance professionals to take hold of their fate and start acting like the ‘value center’ they are?
Lubricant contamination, which comes in various forms, from various sources, is a bona fide machine killer. Sites that depend on lubricated equipment ignore it at their peril. The author lays out a plan.
Those slugging away in the RAM trenches can’t solve industry’s entire greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions problem. But by thinking globally and acting locally, they can be a big part of the solution.
It’s very human to identify and correct a problem, then move on, even though said problem may actually be a symptom of a larger issue. That approach doesn’t work very well in industrial operations.
Industrial “training” in the U.S. often misses the mark. That’s bad news for workers and employers alike. This article highlights good news: successful approaches to a tough workforce dilemma.