Archive for the ‘Reliability’ Category

PeakVue Analytics for More Reliable Machinery Performance

Posted in Asset Optimization, Reliability on Friday, September 14th, 2018. One comment so far
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Yesterday, in a post, How to Prevent Bearing Failures, we described how PeakVue analytics technology can provide early warning for bearing problems. In this 6-minute YouTube video, PeakVue Signal Processing Demo, Emerson’s Robert Skeirik describes how these advanced analytics can spot bearing problems much earlier that traditional vibration measurements. This extra time allows the operations […]

Optimizing Power Generation Maintenance Strategies

Posted in Asset Optimization, Reliability on Wednesday, August 1st, 2018. No comments yet
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Emerson’s Alex Flick presented Optimizing Power Generation Maintenance Strategies Using Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) Analysis at the 2018 Ovation Users’ Group Conference. Alex opened by sharing a story of a North American generating station. The plant was commissioned in 2002 and producers over 500MW of power. The plant has a couple of gas turbines, a […]

Early Project Planning of Asset Data Standards

Posted in Asset Optimization, Reliability on Tuesday, May 15th, 2018. No comments yet
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Capital project team members are under constant pressure to meet project deadlines and get the manufacturing or production process up and running. But how do they ensure that the capital assets installed will run reliably over time? In an Efficient Plant article, Data Standards Lead to Project Success, Emerson’s Scott Janzen describes the critical need […]

Fostering Collaborative Maintenance Practices

Posted in Asset Optimization, Reliability on Thursday, April 5th, 2018. No comments yet
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Tools that advance collaborative efforts among co-workers, especially for maintenance teams in manufacturing operations, help increase reliable and efficient operations. Here’s an under 3-minute YouTube video example, Managing Device Configurations with AMS Trex, demonstrated by Emerson’s Stephen West. In it, he shows how the AMS Trex Device Communicator helps maintenance teams efficiently manage the configurations […]

Designing for High Performance Reliability during Project Phase

Posted in Asset Optimization, Reliability on Friday, March 16th, 2018. No comments yet
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Manufacturing capital projects have followed a similar path for many decades. The project team designs, executes and commissions the project, provides training for the operations staff, and hands it over to them to run. What is often lacking in this approach is the opportunity to design work practices at the design phase to improve overall […]