The 2020 calendar year has certainly brought with it many challenges for a variety of industries. The medical field, pulp and paper industry and food supply chain have all been significantly impacted by the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. At the grocery store, people experienced (or are still experiencing) empty shelves, limited food supply and less variety when doing weekly shopping. In March 2020, grocery and supply sales increased 29% from the previous year (3).
- Spectro Scientific
- Spectro Scientific
In this SME interview, we talked with Jarrod Potteiger, Product and Educational Services Manager for Des-Case Corporation. Jarrod explains why fluid condition management is so important for hydraulic reliability. He discusses how to develop a strategy for condition management, how to deal with air contamination, defines what a good filtration system set-up looks like, and discusses oil analysis as a proactive condition monitoring tool.
- Jarrod Potteiger
- Des Case
Incredible as it may seem, the vibration (or at least a large part of it) can be detected through video recording with incredible resolution. Saving a huge number of hours in studies that before were time consuming if not impossible to do. All of this using Vibration Tracking.
So, what is the Vibration Tracking? And better yet, what is it for?
- Dr. Thierry Erbessd
- Erbessd Instruments
From pumps to compressors, turbines to gearboxes, equipment reliability is vital to maintain a competitive advantage. Layer in the exceptionally high downtime costs of certain units that can exceed $1MM a day, the harsh operating environment (typically outside), and the long turnaround cycles that can extend to 3-5 years and it all adds up to a significant challenge.
- Mark Barnes
PdM strategies have grown in equipment coverage and effectiveness for going on 50 years. The program’s strategy is designed to find early stage failures to proactively manage problems versus being controlled by them. Our ability to integrate PdM results with other plant systems and data has increased dramatically over the past decade. This new capability has broaden our visibility across all of our plant assets, providing an improved path towards recognizing repeating patterns, both mechanically and operationally. This webinar will detail the next generation of PdM program design, adding improved integration with plant systems.
- John Pucillo
- Predictive Service
Why do we work so hard and, yet, we struggle getting great reliability? Why are we unable to sustain change? How can you drive results, innovation, engagement, and happiness in the workplace? Join us to learn about how you can unlock your people’s potential and their abilities with people-centric leadership & psychological safety.
- Rob Kalwarowsky
- Rob's Reliability
Have you ever worked extremely hard on a reliability initiative only to discover that showing the benefit of the work and the results of the improvement were nearly impossible to relay to management? Or if you were able to show the outcomes to management, they failed to understand the technical aspects of your final report? Although it sometimes seems that reactive maintenance gets all the credit mainly due to the ease of demonstrating success, I know that management is looking for reasons to reward you for your hard work. To get the recognition that you deserve, you need to be able to relay your work and improvements into something that management can easily interpret and understand what the results mean to the company.
- Bill Barto
- RELIABILITY CONNECT
In the maintenance and reliability industry, the challenges you face are ever-changing. Not to mention technology advancements, big data, IIOT solutions and more, it can be challenging to manage your maintenance effectively and optimize your equipment reliability.
That’s where we come in.
- POLARIS Laboratores
Anyone who has worked for a large multinational company for ten years or more has worked through some type of economic crisis that resulted in their company announcing severe cuts in spending or employee layoffs. Each time a company experiences this, we tend to kick back hold our collective breath, say a few prayers for our careers, and then proceed to watch in amazement as the progress we made in improving processes is dismantled in reactionary management.
- Chris Pepin
- Progressive Reliability