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  • Lean on Reliability

    Reliability excellence is the foundation of Lean manufacturing.

    Darrin Wikoff, CMRP
  • Change Management

    In Part 2 of this article, David Berger, P.Eng., contributing editor, reminds you not to forget the human factor when designing a CMMS implementation process.

    David Berger, P.Eng., contributing editor
  • Predicting Motor Failure

    Power signatures reveal potential problems with performance and reliability.

    Sheila Kennedy, contributing editor
  • Build reliability in during design

    Instrumentation that promises to improve reliability may not always be what they seem. You have to consider whether a site can properly maintain sophisticated instruments.

    Dirk Willard
  • Eliminate exchanger tubing troubles

    Today, many companies consider coating the inside of carbon steel tubes a best practice for extending the performance and lifecycle of a heat transfer system.

    Edward Curran, Curran International
  • Plants get help in boosting reliability

    More and more companies are placing greater emphasis on maintenance and seeking help from vendors to boost the effectiveness of their efforts, as some recent major investment decisions demonstrate. Many automation companies now are benefiting by building up asset management services alongside process control capabilities.

    Mike Spear, editor at large
  • pH sensor stands up to tough conditions

    Design provides improved reliability in a polymer-precursor batch reactor. Sensors must respond quickly and survive a harsh environment. Poor probe reliability can make the difference between a process that makes money and one that doesn’t.

    Kyle Becker, Polychemie
  • Check for human errors

    You may be making an error if you don’t find time to double-check your own and other’s work. Making time to check human work can prevent costly mistakes and save time.

    Trevor A. Kletz, Loughborough University
  • Maintenance diagnostics get a makeover

    Plants increasingly are outsourcing these vital services, lured by larger vendors and broader capabilities.

    Alan S. Brown, contributing editor
  • Use operators to boost pump reliability

    Preventing pump problems before they happen is the best way to save costs, and it is the operators who are the key to your pump maintenance.

    Ross Mackay
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