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We all have flaws. No one is perfect. We all put our pants on one leg at a time. Life is really about understanding our strengths and weaknesses.

Anyone who has experienced their share of success and as well as failure in the business world has heard these phrases before.  […]

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I can honestly say, nobody I know of likes reading or hearing about recalls in the automotive industry.  I recently read about the GM Recall of 1.3 Million Vehicles and thought to myself- are they considering the failure modes?  If a company makes the decision to recall a bunch of vehicles you […]

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Preventing Disasters: Failure Modes and Malaysia Flight 370

Doug Plucknette and Allied Reliability Group take the tragedy of Malaysia flight 370 very seriously and our thoughts and prayers go out to all of the families of the passengers.  We use Malaysia Flight 370 as an example for educational sake solely in the […]

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Do You Have A Screw Loose?

On February 27, 2014 By

If you’re someone who has been reading my blog posts the last several years I believe it is quite evident that I love facilitating RCM events.  While there are several reasons for this they all boil down to the fact that I enjoy working with the maintenance and operations people and showing them how they […]

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One of the painful things about performing a Reliability Centered Maintenance analysis on a piece of equipment is that we address all of the likely failure modes on a piece of equipment, whether a company believes they have a good PM task in place or not. Last year, I was working with a […]

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We can’t have a discussion about improving equipment reliability at your plant site without including the Planner in the conversation. The Maintenance Planner interacts somehow with nearly every job completed at your site, so he/she can make a very noticeable impact on the reliability of your equipment.

When it comes to […]

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My wife, children, family and close friends know that I am an emotional person.  I wear my heart on my sleeve and when I care about someone or something I do so with a passion that can sometimes be seen as a flaw because I say what is on my mind.

What is on my […]

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Just to create some discussion, I was looking at slide recently that showed a P-F curve and in my mind it mislabeled both point P and point F.  The slide stated that point P was where the failure occurred, and point F is the point in time when the component fails.  My understanding from researching a few documents […]

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Dealing With Safety

On July 6, 2012 By

Every once in a while as a RCM Facilitator you will uncover a serious safety issue while facilitating a RCM analysis; something that makes the entire team uncomfortable, embarrassed or angry. Recently a facilitator I was mentoring asked me how I dealt with such an issue especially when the team members […]

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A customer who is relatively new the concept of RCM Blitz™ recently had a discussion with one of our facilitators regarding the PM’s and Failure Finding tasks that come from performing a RCM analysis. Having recently completed the implementation portion of the process he was excited to audit the last quarters […]

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