It’s an important lagging indicator (one that’s covered extensively and quite well in The RAM Review). Using the multi-faceted OEE metric effectively requires a good understanding of what it can and can’t do.
The power of performance measurement lies in its ability to tell “stories” that allow a current approach to maintenance or machine use to be verified, supported, or improved. How good is your site’s story-telling?
Here, the author continues his discussion on availability and, by extension, “unavailability,” of which there are two types: planned and unplanned. This article focuses specifically on the unplanned variety.
Despite the widespread use of Electrical Signature Analysis (ESA) to analyze motors and generators, little esearch has been published regarding its use with transformers. That’s about to change, and for good reason.
The author always calls it like he sees it. Here, he offers tips for engineers and other industry experts who get involved in legal cases. FYI: Becoming an advocate of anything but the truth can be dangerous.
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.
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.