Why we can’t proceduralize everything
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Why we can’t proceduralize everything

Unwanted errors & surprises are serious threats to reliability in any high-hazard industry. To address them, many leaders apply a mechanistic approach. They install controls, write procedures, and enforce compliance. But these mechanistic strategies often backfire in adaptive, human-based systems. Learn the difference between Mechanistic and Adaptive Systems See why we can’t “proceduralize everything” in…

What happens after the alignment?
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What happens after the alignment?

Don’t be left in the dark. Alignment processes should include post monitoring to protect the asset and confirm a proper alignment. Elongate the life of your machines with these tips, tricks and technologies from Fluke Reliability alignment experts, Mike Ciocys, Technical Service & Support Manager and Chelsea Fiegel, Service Sales Leader. During this session, we…

Using root cause analysis and failure modes to build a total condition maintenance strategy for motor/drive systems

Using root cause analysis and failure modes to build a total condition maintenance strategy for motor/drive systems

In this webinar, John Bernet from Fluke Reliability will discuss best practices for applying root cause analysis and expected failure modes to motor-drive systems. You will learn the simple steps of total condition maintenance, how different inspection techniques from electrical to thermal can help identify different failure modes, and how vibration analysis in particular can…

How to use Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) to get the reliability you need

How to use Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) to get the reliability you need

For every action taken to maintain a piece of equipment, a Failure Mode—or cause of failure—is managed. That is why a Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) is an essential part of physical asset management. When done properly, an FMEA helps organizations: 1) Define equipment goals, 2) Identify what could cause Reliability to suffer, and…

Managing cybersecurity risk in maintenance and reliability

Managing cybersecurity risk in maintenance and reliability

 Maintenance and reliability teams increasingly utilize a range of technologies, systems and devices—all of which can present cybersecurity risks. For this presentation, cyber expert Matthew Hudon and CMRP Frederic Baudart are joining together to outline which cybersecurity risks M&R teams should pay particular attention to and what preventive actions make the most sense to…

Defect elimination programs change the culture by solving lots of little problems first

Defect elimination programs change the culture by solving lots of little problems first

A defect elimination program targets the smallest, most irritating problems in a plant. It does so by giving everyone a stake in improving daily work life by eliminating errors and faults. In the process, a stronger continuous improvement culture takes hold, creating more widespread support for reliability initiatives at every scale. Michelle Ledet Henley, president…

Industry expert Colin Pickett offers best practices for condition monitoring and vibration analysis

Industry expert Colin Pickett offers best practices for condition monitoring and vibration analysis

With more than 35 years of experience helping educate customers on the finer points of asset condition monitoring and vibration analysis, including 15 years as a Prüftechnik engineer, Colin Pickett has developed an authoritative list of best practices. Now a full-time consultant and trainer, Pickett shared his depth of knowledge at a November 2020 Fluke…

Three experts weigh in: Using the P-F curve to plan maintenance

Three experts weigh in: Using the P-F curve to plan maintenance

Root cause analysis (RCA), failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA), and the P-F curve, along with an asset criticality assessment, often form the core of a reliability professional’s toolset. In a September 2020 webinar, three Fluke Reliability experts with years of plant floor experience outlined how best to use the P-F curve and FMEA together…

If reliability improvements elude you, look deeper into the ‘Tree of Unreliability’

If reliability improvements elude you, look deeper into the ‘Tree of Unreliability’

What is causing your organization to struggle to get to its desired level of asset reliability? You’ve been using root cause analysis (RCA) and the Five Whys and addressing the problems you’ve found, but disruptions or unplanned downtime persist. Shon Isenhour, a veteran reliability engineering trainer and the founding partner at Eruditio, suggests pushing your…