University Housing Streamlines Work Order Management with CMMS

University Housing Streamlines Work Order Management with CMMS

It can be challenging to keep a university housing system working properly with effective work order management and forecasting abilities of future maintenance requirements. One university housing office began searching for an efficient way to automate work order and asset management with a computerized maintenance management software (CMMS) system. The univeristy’s housing assets include five…

See the latest innovations in reliability—from wherever you are!
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See the latest innovations in reliability—from wherever you are!

Get ready to explore a wide range of cutting-edge topics to improve your reliability at the Xcelerate20 virtual conference November 17-19, 2020. This three-day event provides numerous opportunities to see firsthand (from your phone or computer) how the latest software, tools, and processes can help you fine-tune your 2021 maintenance plan. Get inspired by our…

Improving workplace safety may demand a culture change

Improving workplace safety may demand a culture change

Like a successful reliability program, an effective workplace safety initiative requires getting the entire team on board. Workplace safety issues only abate when everyone understands and actively supports a zero-incidents goal. The difference between improving safety (or reliability) or continuing to experience problems comes down to culture. Safety expert Chuck Pettinger of Fortive-owned Predictive Solutions…

Increase condition monitoring success by utilizing process parameters

Increase condition monitoring success by utilizing process parameters

Deploying a condition monitoring program to better track asset health and performance can have the effect of narrowly focusing the team on one or a few types of data. Typically, maintenance and reliability professionals install a sensor such as an accelerometer on machines to measure vibration and relay that data to a vibration analyst to…

Top 5 Reasons Why Companies’ IIoT Initiatives Fail

Top 5 Reasons Why Companies’ IIoT Initiatives Fail

By Brian Harrison According to a Fluke survey done in late 2019, some 50% of maintenance and reliability teams were actively planning Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) initiatives. This, of course, was before the massive change brought upon us all by the spread of the coronavirus. Still, at the time, more than half of those…

What your M&R peers are planning to address in their pandemic recovery
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What your M&R peers are planning to address in their pandemic recovery

At a time like this, when normal is abnormal and abnormal has become business as usual, it can be useful to find out how your peers are approaching their maintenance strategies. That’s why we at Fluke worked with Plant Services this spring to survey more than 200 maintenance and reliability professionals to assess how the…

Maintenance automation and the P-F Curve – cocktail for the pandemic and beyond
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Maintenance automation and the P-F Curve – cocktail for the pandemic and beyond

The pandemic that has upended normalcy in 2020 is fueling urgency among maintenance leaders for system improvements previously viewed as “future considerations.” The ability to monitor asset health remotely, for example, has gone from a “want” to a “need”—something essential to stay productive in the near term and competitive over the long run. Around 82%…

Virginia first state to enact workplace safety rules after COVID-19
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Virginia first state to enact workplace safety rules after COVID-19

On July 27, 2020,  Virginia became the first state in the U.S. to introduce workplace safety rules related to COVID-19. “These first-in-the-nation safety rules will protect Virginia workers by mandating appropriate personal protective equipment, sanitation, social distancing, infectious disease preparedness, and response plans, record keeping, training, and hazard communications in workplaces across the Commonwealth,” Gov….

Achieve industrial safety and reliability: FRS on the Industrial Talk podcast

Achieve industrial safety and reliability: FRS on the Industrial Talk podcast

Mike Mills, CRL, Senior Sales Engineer at Fluke Reliability, recently appeared on the Industrial Talk Podcast with Scott MacKenzie. Mills talked about industrial safety and reliability through a focus on continuity, agility, and repeatability. One of the many impacts of COVID-19 has been staffing—many organizations have not been able to have as many people on…

How to break habits and implement pandemic-related changes at the plant

How to break habits and implement pandemic-related changes at the plant

“Virus-driven decision making.” Dr. Klaus Blache, Director of the Reliability and Maintainability Center (RMC) at the University of Tennessee, used this phrase to begin his June 2020 webinar, “How to lead and maintain reliability in a crisis.” “Many things have changed, and many have not in these challenging times of virus-driven decision making. (But) as…