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...
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Designing for High Performance Reliability during Project Phase
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...
How Durable is Your Portable Vibration Analyzer?
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...
Monitoring Cooling Towers to Avoid Unplanned Downtime
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%...
Business Case for Essential Asset Monitoring
"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%...
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