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The Path to Reliable Performance

Posted in Asset Optimization, Reliability on Monday, December 19th, 2016. One comment so far
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Whether it’s your car or an asset in your production facility, running it to failure can be costly, unsafe and inconvenient. In terms of maintenance reliability, the U.S. National Response center noted that “…it costs 50% more to repair a broken component than one that was addressed prior to its failure.” And that statistic does […]

Culturally Shifting to Top Quartile Reliability Performance

Posted in Asset Optimization, Reliability on Wednesday, December 14th, 2016. One comment so far
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Whether driving down the road in your car or operating your manufacturing facility, the safest times are when operating at steady-state conditions. It’s the times in transient states, such as startups, shutdowns, turning at intersections, etc. where the probability of incidents increases. In an Uptime magazine article, The Cultural Shift That Can Save Lives, Emerson’s […]

Monitoring Compressors to Avoid Unplanned Downtime

Posted in Asset Optimization, Reliability on Wednesday, November 4th, 2015. One comment so far
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Compressors are important assets for most process manufacturers and producers. Common threats to their health include high vibration, fluctuations in gas flow, surge conditions, suction or discharge restrictions, temperature spikes, seal failures and inadequate lubrication. In this 3:50 YouTube video, Video Tutorial for Emerson’s Essential Asset Monitoring Software – Compressor Monitoring Module, Emerson’s Jordan Rogers […]

Improving Reliability via Remote Vibration Analysis Expertise

Posted in Asset Optimization, Support Services on Thursday, April 2nd, 2015. One comment so far
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If you look through the annual reports of major process manufacturers and producers you don’t have to look very hard to find the word “reliability”. For example, on page 3 of the 2014 ExxonMobil annual report, Chairman and CEO Rex W. Tillerson wrote: Operational Excellence Ensuring the safety and reliability of our operations is fundamental […]

Reducing Equipment Failure through Asset Monitoring

Posted in Asset Optimization, Reliability on Thursday, October 23rd, 2014. No comments yet
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Equipment failure is the leading cause of unplanned loss of production for most process manufacturers and producers. Critical equipment is typically continuously monitored but often other equipment has been too difficult or cost prohibitive to monitor. Here is short 1:42 video, Emerson Essential Asset Monitoring, Reliability Solutions, which highlights how this second-tier equipment, also known […]