Boom! Just like that, we are where we are, and it’s time to turn our attention to cost containment. While it’s no longer business as usual at sites, these approaches can go a long way in minimizing operational pain.
Run your own real numbers. They won’t lie. Focusing primarily on the maintenance process can be costly to organizations that really want to boost overall reliability across an entire plant.
ABB’s new MegaFlex solution is said to offer one of the most resilient and compact uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems in the marketplace.
It’s a simple proposition. The instilling and nurturing of certain behaviors in personnel is key to building cultures of proactive and precision equipment care that, in turn, translate as defect avoidance.
Sometimes, personnel learn to love new high-tech machines. Other times, those systems simply don’t deliver as intended. Successful outcomes start when operators and maintainers interact early on with project teams.
Bearing failures account for more than 53% of motor-reliability issues. The good news? Balancing can take a big bite out of the problem and also reduce your maintenance costs.
For a solid strategy to be effective, the culture must work. In the RAM arena, that means focusing on culture to get strategies to the plant floor and into the hands of operators and maintenance personnel.
The expanded YORK YZ Magnetic Bearing Chiller lineup from Johnson Controls is said to offer more ways to reduce plant operating costs.
What you think the Overall Equipment Effectiveness metric is and how you use it may be incorrect or, at least, not necessarily align with the best way for plants to derive value from this important improvement tool.
Tribal behavior in a plant, where new hires are pressured into performing work and procedures “because that’s the way it’s always been done around here,” can incapacitate an organization attempting to achieve certain goals.