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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 […]

Three Steps to Prescriptive Maintenance

Posted in Asset Optimization, Industrial IOT on Friday, December 8th, 2017. 3 comments so far
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Process manufacturers and producers practice many forms of maintenance as part of their efforts toward more reliable operations. These include reactive, preventive, predictive and most recently thanks the advancements in the Industrial Internet of Things technologies—prescriptive maintenance. In a Plant Engineering article, The path to prescriptive maintenance: Three steps to drive reliability while preparing for […]

Reliability Program Success through Direct Engagement for Organizational Culture Change

Posted in Asset Optimization, Reliability on Friday, November 6th, 2015. No comments yet
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Fear of change is often the leading obstacle of progress. For process manufacturers and producers, reliability-centered maintenance concepts have been around since the 1970s. Technology advancements in sensors and wireless communications have vastly improved the technology side of maintenance and reliability initiatives, but the organizational workflow and cultures have limited their successes. In a new […]

Mining Trends for 2015-Back to Basics and Embrace Innovation

Posted in Metals, Mining, Minerals on Monday, February 16th, 2015. No comments yet
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Author: Juan Carlos Bravo It is the beginning of a new year and it has been already full of surprises in the mining industry: oil prices below $50 USD a barrel, affecting some oil sands produces and helping other miners on transportation costs; Copper prices going down to lowest levels in the past 5 years, […]

Proactive Maintenance and Award-Winning Performance

Posted in Asset Optimization, Digital Busses, Reliability on Friday, July 18th, 2014. 7 comments so far
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You may have seen the news of the 2013 HART Plant of the Year noting: HART technology has helped reduce production downtime related to control valve failures… We use the HART signal to monitor real time valve conditions which has helped with identifying problems before they could cause unplanned events. This reliability effort combined with […]