Reliability Articles

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Using business intelligence tools to achieve reliability maintenance goals: Practical advice on how to get started

Sometimes the RCA experts need to do an RCA on themselves. There are many reasons why maintenance and reliability teams can feel stuck in place, and getting a big picture view of what’s…
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Get more value from your CMMS (Part II): Integrations for improving machine health

You may be surprised by how supercharged your CMMS can be when connected to more powerful sensors, software, and other compatible systems. Your CMMS is designed to support maintenance and reliability, and the…
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Get more value from your CMMS (Part I): Best usage models for business impact and user adoption

Some of the most game-changing features and usages of a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) often get overlooked. That’s a drag on your ROI and can be rectified by simple instruction and training….
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How a defect elimination program works and why it could work for you

“Defect elimination” has become a hot topic in the reliability world. But what exactly does it mean? Defect elimination is a bottom-up approach that uses small teams tackling small projects with broad participation….
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Industrial machine alignment: Tips for getting precise measurements in demanding conditions

Mines, sawmills, and pulp and paper plants represent some of the toughest environments to maintain machine alignment. Matt Joinson, the owner and operator of Jaffray Millwright and Welding, located in Jaffray, British Columbia,…
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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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