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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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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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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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This video will help you gain a better relationship between asset lifecycles, reliability tools and methods.

 

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I witnessed a strange event while facilitating a RCM Blitz™ recently.  We were discussing the causes of why product labels were not being applied or misapplied to bottles.  After listing the first five or six causes someone on the team stated the labels could also be placed upside down on the bottle if they […]

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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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As we address failure modes during a RCM analysis I often pose the question why did this component fail? 

One of the most common answers is “stuff happens”…… If I have heard this phrase once, I have heard it 10,000 times.  In fact if I could […]

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Great RCM Moments

On August 11, 2011 By

In almost every RCM analysis I facilitate there comes a moment in time when you see someone on the team come to realization that this RCM process is going to make a difference. The best part about facilitating the process is you get to be a witness to that moment […]

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Getting AMP’ed for RCM2011

On February 6, 2011 By

I spent the last few days in Charleston with Carey Repaz putting slides for our RCM 2011 workshop on developing a failure modes based maintenance strategy.  The workshop will include both lecture and hands on examples and I have to say I am very pleased with the finished product.  […]

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