Preventive Maintenance Articles

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Breaking down lubricant degradation by failure mode for reliable oil analysis

To successfully integrate oil analysis into your machine reliability practices, you must first understand how lubricants degrade. That point was made exceedingly clear by lubricant expert Sanya Mathura in a January 2021 webinar…
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How today’s advanced electric motor testing technologies expose motor failure

The increasingly sophisticated motor testing technologies used today quickly identify anomalies and mechanisms leading to motor failure. In this presentation, Don Donofrio, veteran instructor and consultant for The Snell Group, an internationally recognized…
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Root causes of lubricant degradation and how to prevent it from harming your machines

Oil analysis is a primary way to determine lubrication breakdown, a sign of potential premature failure in critical and other assets. Lubricant degradation occurs in six ways—oxidation, thermal degradation, micro dieseling, electrostatic spark…
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Figure 1. The five most important responsibilities of a Maintenance Planner, courtesy of Eruditio

Maintenance planning do’s and don’ts to increase your M&R team’s effectiveness

Those responsible for reliability maintenance and asset uptime should consider adding maintenance planning to your list of critical processes. That’s a major takeaway from a Fluke Reliability Best Practice Webinar in April 2020…
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So, your planner doesn’t plan? How to move away from unplanned maintenance

What do you mean your planner doesn’t plan? Let’s look at what a maintenance planner should do both for and with your organization. The planner role is one of the most important roles…
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