How business intelligence (BI) software and CMMS from eMaint boost data insights
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How business intelligence (BI) software and CMMS from eMaint boost data insights

A computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) provides more than a place to maintain and manage assets and workflows. It’s also a place packed with usable data that, when analyzed in detail, enable deeper opportunities for directing and improving maintenance repair and operations (MRO) decisions. In an Accelix best practices webinar (BPW), Nicole Rochelle, business intelligence…

New approaches for condition monitoring in  process manufacturing industries

New approaches for condition monitoring in process manufacturing industries

By Robert Schmaus In process manufacturing, ensuring minimal interruptions to production is vital to a plant’s overall success. Just about every machine involved in production is geared to work 24/7 without interruption. In theory, at least. In reality, unexpected stoppages happen, and operations teams work hard to keep them as brief and infrequent as possible….

How to ensure quality data drives your maintenance practices

How to ensure quality data drives your maintenance practices

Maintenance technologies that connect systems, data, and people are a must. But so are practices and solutions that produce trustworthy data and transform it into actionable information you can quickly visualize and use to make decisions to improve operations and extend asset life. In this webinar, Kevin Clark of Fluke Reliability and Matthew Midas of…

Why your CFO doesn’t like you: 6 ways to align Operations and Finance

Why your CFO doesn’t like you: 6 ways to align Operations and Finance

A common misconception among operational teams is that value is production output or process throughput, and that once a plant is producing, all is good. However, assets must also deliver financial value, including financial risk reduction. Seeing both sides has been a bone of contention between operations teams and their finance departments. In this webinar,…

Preview of the 2020 Plant Services predictive maintenance survey and more

Preview of the 2020 Plant Services predictive maintenance survey and more

Plant Services recently launched its fifth survey of industry professionals, to identify their approaches and attitudes to predictive maintenance and related Industry 4.0 technologies. Join Plant Services chief editor Thomas Wilk for a preview of the results from the longest-standing survey of its type in our industry. Hear how these results fit in with industry…

Plant Services-Fluke predictive maintenance webinar now on-demand

Plant Services-Fluke predictive maintenance webinar now on-demand

Plant Services and Fluke hosted a webinar on July 24 discussing predictive maintenance (PdM) and its impact on budgets, productivity, and efficiency. Fluke experts, John Bernet CMRP and Frederic Baudart CMRP, dove into the effects, implementation, and challenges of deploying a predictive maintenance program. “You can have 25-30% cost reduction by having a good maintenance…

Pairing the P-F Curve with Condition Monitoring
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Pairing the P-F Curve with Condition Monitoring

The P-F Curve is a concept illustrating an asset’s progression toward failure. The X-axis of the chart represents the time to failure, beginning with an asset’s design and installation, and the Y-axis represents an asset’s resistance to failure. Potential failure, or PF, is a detectable state of failure, or the point when degradation begins. Functional failure, or FF, is when the asset has reached a…

Potential-Failure (P-F) Curve FAQ
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Potential-Failure (P-F) Curve FAQ

The Potential Failure (P-F) Curve is a visual tool for communicating the condition of a component and its decline toward failure. With an optimized maintenance program, you can prolong the time until failure takes place and schedule needed maintenance actions for the most convenient times. What is the purpose of the P-F Curve? The P-F…