Mechanical components can only fail due to Force, Reactive Environment, Time, or Temperature. Here, the author revisits failure-analysis and -avoidance strategies that have been used for decades.
Although the terms ESA and MCSA have sometimes been used interchangeably, there are important differences in how the in-depth analyses of these two methods deal with voltage and current.
Considered a four-letter word in some places, data has a dark side. When organizations awash in data begin using and making the “right” type actionable and capable of delivering benefits, the bright side emerges.
As time marches on, highly valuable knowledge and perspective are walking out the doors of industrial operations. Take time to actively seek out and mine this wealth of information before it’s lost forever.
Unswerving focus, early remedial action, and zero tolerance for unexplained repeat failures of rotating machinery are the most valuable safeguards against potentially devastating sequences of events.
While not necessarily easy, there’s more than one way to determine the potential life of a machine. This series conclusion looks at potential life of insulation on a motor at constant speed and load.
Engineering Procurement and Construction (EPC) projects are especially challenging. No wonder they don’t always come in on time and budget. This article highlights successful EPC strategies.
RAM pros usually don’t think about the market- and marketing-induced causes for Yield/Speed issues (poor asset performance), but they’re very real. And their impact on profitability can be significant.
Who hasn’t heard or read the original version of this classic holiday poem? But have you heard or read this version? It’s been reworked slightly and is offered here specifically for RAM professionals. Enjoy!
Machine-design considerations include information that’s crucial in building PM programs for new plant assets. Tapping into it requires end-users to understand/communicate with OEM designers.