Balancing cost reduction and efficiency improvement targets is a common source of frustration for maintenance and engineering managers. For facilities that operate continuously with no window for unplanned shutdowns, poor reliability and availability of machinery is far more serious, but even in factories with regular opportunities for maintenance, recovery can still be expensive and time consuming.
- AVT Reliability
More than 300 million electric motors are used in infrastructure, large buildings, and industry globally. These motors account for about 2/3rds of the industrial power consumption. Electricity is required in almost all areas of the plant to provide the driving force that either operates the equipment that produces the products or provides the services that the plant’s equipment was built to perform..
- Mark Koch
- ALL-TEST Pro, LLC
Yelo’s manufacturing plant was custom-built to enable it to produce the highest quality vegetable oil and animal feed using only mechanical processes.
Asset availability and reliability is critical to the business and the management team understood that adopting a ‘run-to-failure’ reactive maintenance approach would be both costly and inefficient.
- Frederic Thomas
- AVT Reliability
Due to limited time and tight schedules, major outages require many resources and are often stressful processes. While many companies focus on reactive maintenance because of a culture built decades ago, a small perspective change toward a proactive approach can provide enormous value to equipment reliability and uptime.
- Ed Duda
Overhead cranes are often a single source cause of downtime in any manufacturing facility, especially when discussing those performing services in a steel mill’s melt shop. Often, these assets do not have redundancy that would allow for one to be taken....
- Stephen Bailey
- IVC Technologies
So what does it really mean to increase lubricant cleanliness? We read various articles and textbooks that talk about how increasing the cleanliness of an in-service oil will increase the life of a component and the lubricant, but how do we make that happen...
- Mark Barnes
We will explain vibration sensor basics, measurement settings for bearing analysis, trended overall readings RMS, 0-P, and Crest Factor. And we will briefly cover signal analysis time wave form, frequency spectrum and envelop...
- Sven Fleischer
- PRUFTECHNIK S.E.A.