“Machine learning” is one of the hottest topics in industry these days. But with regard to electrical-system testing and predictive and preventive maintenance, RAM pros need to understand what the term really means.
The “trade secrets” referenced here have come from several sources. Some are based on use of our primary senses. That includes “common” sense, which may not be commonly used. Care to share some of your own?
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It’s no laughing matter. Countless indifferent, superficial non-thinkers walk among us. And, as the author notes, some of them may be making decisions about plant and equipment reliability and maintenance issues in today’s plants.
Projecting component failures in wind-power generators and drivetrains is, clearly, a tall order. Evaluating components with technology that offers a view of the whole system as opposed to taking a point-testing approach simplifies things.
This article looks deep into the finer elements of these types of work instructions: procedure statements, their sequencing, and eventual deployment. All are essential in assuring task-performance efficiency and effectiveness.
These “rules,” AKA “heuristics,” don’t require us to exert much mental energy. But they’re risky. Coupled with individual and organizational biases, they can fuel suboptimal decisions and undermine a plant’s reliability and safety goals.
Whether a plant is running at full or over-design capacity or in partial, slow-down, or shut-down mode, its maintenance teams and operations will benefit greatly from access to and deployment of a robust technology toolbox.
Multi-Technology Testing Case Study 2: Vibration Motion Amplification And Electrical Signature Analysis
When using individual technologies, most technicians are looking for problems that relate specifically to their chosen tool. Thus, they can miss minor issues that technology doesn’t detect. Multiple methods in tandem reveal much more.
These types of work instructions are meant to drive out the natural “human variation” in the way people do things. Think of the model outlined here as a starting point for a variety of continuous improvement at a site.