Posts Tagged ‘plant asset reliability’

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 […]

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 […]

How Durable is Your Portable Vibration Analyzer?

Posted in Asset Optimization, Plant Equipment on Wednesday, March 5th, 2014. One comment so far
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In a post last summer, Portable Vibration Analyzer-Human Centered Design Style, we highlighted the latest advancements in handheld vibration analyzers. Since that time, Emerson’s Drew Mackley has been showing the device to reliability professionals around the globe. The feedback about improved usability from the human centered design (HCD) approach has been extremely positive. Given the […]

Monitoring Cooling Towers to Avoid Unplanned Downtime

Posted in Asset Optimization, Event, Reliability, Wireless on Thursday, July 11th, 2013. No comments yet
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Update: See a recorded version of the Cooling Tower webinar. Reliability of plant assets and process operations remains near the top of every manufacturer’s list of concerns. According to the ARC Advisory Group: The global process industries lose $20 billion, or 5% annual production, due to unscheduled downtime and poor quality. ARC estimates that almost […]

Business Case for Essential Asset Monitoring

Posted in Asset Optimization, Plant Equipment on Wednesday, June 27th, 2012. 3 comments so far
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“According to Solomon Associates, a world-class performer is a company whose maintenance costs are below 1.4 percent plant replacement value, with mechanical availability greater than 96.7 percent.” Are your maintenance costs below this 1.4% threshold and 96.7% mechanical availability metrics? If not, you may want to read the InTech article, Improve reliability with essential asset […]