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I spent some time this morning talking to an old friend on the phone.  I met this guy several years ago when I first got started in the business of providing RCM training and services and a couple of years ago he moved on to a new company and as a maintenance and engineering […]

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“While this makes a lot of sense, THEY won’t do it.”

“We talk about doing a lot of things but THEY never follow through.”

“You really need to understand our CULTURE here, THEY read about stuff like this and even see it presented at conferences but THEY refuse to change the CULTURE so it won’t […]

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Like lots of people around the world I have watching a fair amount of Olympic Games coverage and reading the news regarding events I am interested in that did not get coverage. I was a bit surprised however to read about this year’s Badminton scandal.

Being a competitive person I had a very difficult time […]

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Feeling the Heat!!!

On July 9, 2012 By

With the recent heat wave that has its grip on the Eastern 2/3 of the United States a large part of our population is learning very quickly what terms reliability and maintenance are all about.  While I would prefer we learn about these terms and the consequences of being unreliable as a result […]

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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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Today’s blog (The first on my new site) is going to be a little different than most, it came to me in different way as well.  While most of the things I blog about come from working at plant sites and performing RCM Blitz™ analyses at plants around the world, this blog […]

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    As companies around the globe look to improve equipment reliability I can’t help but think of the Technicians and Craftspeople I had a chat with after a conference presentation.  As they step up to introduce themselves to comment on the presentation some will often say “I really liked your […]

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Murphy’s Law

On March 8, 2012 By

I have spent the better part of the last fifteen years of my life working with some of the best companies in the world helping them to understand failures, how failures occur,looking for ways to detect, reduce and eliminate failures.   One of the first things I learned in performing Continue Reading

The Definition of Insanity???

On February 21, 2012 By

One of the basic concepts of understanding equipment reliability is the Potential Failure Curve (P-F Curve) and several years ago I added some additional slides and graphics to my P-F Curve module to help people better understand the importance of a sound maintenance strategy.

I once again woke […]

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In honor of all the year-end top 10 lists, here are the worst/best phrases or excuses uttered this year in a RCM analysis.


10) I’m not sure what type of grease we use in that bearing, but it does get lube […]

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