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I have been working in the field of Maintenance and Reliability for over 30 years now, and I have to say the business has changed significantly in these three decades. 

Improvements in technology have not only automated a large percentage of today’s manufacturing equipment, but we can also use various tools, technologies and equipment to […]

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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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Very early in my career in maintenance I worked as a Pipefitter in a chemical plant where part of my duties included cleaning plugged process piping and condensers.  The process of cleaning this equipment  known as liqua-blasting uses high pressure water fed through either a hose or wand equipped with cutting nozzles that would break […]

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My first introduction to equipment reliability came in 1988 at Eastman Kodak Company in Rochester New York.  Jerry Haggerty, one of the founding members of SMRP (Society of Maintenance and Reliability Professionals) had begun to assemble a steering committee of Kodak Maintenance professionals who would begin working together sharing information on equipment reliability.  As a […]

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