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Reliable Plant December 2023

Featured Article

Jonathan Trout, Noria Corporation

Root cause analysis is a systematic approach for uncovering the root cause of problems. Read about how to conduct a root cause analysis, common root cause analysis tools and more.

Joe Kuhn

Throughout my career, I've been responsible for instigating cultural changes in reliability and maintenance across three different plants and have also served as a consultant for more than 40 global locations. Over the past 36 years, I've gathered a wealth of experiences, including both successes and failures, along with valuable lessons.

Tor Idhammar, IDCON INC

It must be clear how your PMs fit into your overall work-management process. If it is not clear what the supporting and following systems are, it will be hard to get good results from the PM program.

Shon Isenhour, Eruditio

Root Cause Analysis can be a very powerful tool for eliminating defects and increasing efficiency and profits. Well, if that statement is true then why are we not celebrating it more? I have noticed eight common pitfalls that prevent practitioners from getting maximum value from their RCA efforts. If you can manage them effectively, you can increase your likelihood for RC-Yay!

Ricky Smith, World Class Maintenance; Keith Mobley, Life Cycle Engineering

The role of the maintenance function, accomplished through the six elements of the maintenance process discussed in this article, is to maintain the capability of critical equipment to meet its intended function at targeted performance levels. An Equipment Criticality Analysis is an evaluation tool to determine which equipment has the greatest potential impact on profits or failure.

Jack Weeks, GPM Hydraulic Consulting

Hydraulic systems play a crucial role in numerous industries, from manufacturing and construction to aviation and transportation, and are vital in the operation of various machinery and equipment. To ensure their optimal performance and prevent unexpected failures, it is essential to implement an automated monitoring process that continuously assesses the reliability of hydraulic systems.

Noria Media

Solid particles in lubricants can be incredibly destructive. Most of these particles are much smaller than the size of human hair or even floor dust.  The particles that we are most concerned about are the particles that are most equivalent to the lubricating film.

Noria Media

In this episode of Gear Talk, Wes sits down with Paul Farless, an industrial service technician with Noria, to discuss getting buy-in for change. One of Paul's passions is preaching change and awareness within facilities to cultivate long-term success and sustainability. Whether you're part of a large, seasoned team or a smaller unit, getting buy-in from your maintenance staff is crucial.