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  • De-Energize Equipment Prior to Work—UNLESS… [Maintenance Tip]

    NFPA 70E, CSA Z462 and OSHA 1910 are very clear: equipment must be de-energized (“electrically safe work condition”) if the worker is exposed to a possible hazard (within the limited approach...

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  • Use Ultrasound Crest Factor to Precisely Predict Bearing Failures [Maintenance Tip]

    Trend overall dB-RMS levels to know your bearing is getting louder. Trend dB-Peak to know your bearing is becoming unstable. Then compare the dB-Peak to the dB-RMS to see your bearing’s Crest...

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  • SELECTING THE RIGHT MAINTENANCE METHOD [Maintenance Tip]

    Step 2 in IDCON’s 3-step process for optimizing Preventive Maintenance is selecting the Maintenance Method.  We break this Step into three components: Function and component Failure Modes...

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  • SELECTING THE RIGHT MAINTENANCE METHOD [Maintenance Tip]

    Step 2 in IDCON’s 3-step process for optimizing Preventive Maintenance is selecting the Maintenance Method.  We break this Step into three components: Function and component Failure Modes...

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  • HIMA Delivers Safety Systems and Fire & Gas System for Ichthys Gas Field Project (INPEX) [Maintenance News]

    The Ichthys field was the largest discovery of hydrocarbon liquids in Australia   in more than 40 years, and the Ichthys LNG project ranks among the largest   and most significant energy projects...

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  • HIMA Delivers Safety Systems and Fire & Gas System for Ichthys Gas Field Project (INPEX) [Maintenance News]

    The Ichthys field was the largest discovery of hydrocarbon liquids in Australia   in more than 40 years, and the Ichthys LNG project ranks among the largest   and most significant energy projects...

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  • HIMA Delivers Safety Systems and Fire & Gas System for Ichthys Gas Field Project (INPEX) [Maintenance News]

    The Ichthys field was the largest discovery of hydrocarbon liquids in Australia   in more than 40 years, and the Ichthys LNG project ranks among the largest   and most significant energy projects...

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  • Proximity: the New Business Model for Repair Services [Article]

    Fortune 500 manufacturers look to speed repairs while reducing costs by working with international repair services that offer full service locations in close proximity.

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  • FSA Appoints Carl Jones to Board of Directors [Maintenance News]

    Wayne, PA - The Fluid Sealing Association® is pleased to announce the appointment of Carl Jones to its Board of Directors.  Mr. Jones is currently the Global Product Specialist for Packing Fibers...

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  • Gasketing/Converting Expo to be Held in April 2016 [Maintenance News]

    Wayne, PA - The Gasket Fabricators Association (GFA) will be presenting the Gasketing/Converting Expo ‘16 on April 5-7, 2016 at the Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Florida. Co-sponsors of the...

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  • Definition: Corrective Maintenance (CM) [Maintenance Tip]

    Maintenance tasks initiated as a result of the observed or measured condition of an asset or system, before or after functional failure, to correct the problem. Corrective maintenance can be...

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  • Applicable & Effective Task Creation [Maintenance Tip]

    Your RCM team decides that a condition based task is applicable for a particular failure mode. It would cost $2k per year to perform this task to detect the onset of a failure that has a MTBF of 5...

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  • Dematic Completes Acquisition of Reddwerks, Leading Provider of Warehouse Execution Software [Maintenance News]

    ATLANTA, GEORGIA - Dematic, a leading global supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimize the supply chain, announced today the completion of its acquisition of...

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  • Meggitt Sensing Systems releases field programmable vibration sensor with HART integration [Maintenance News]

    Germantown, MD – The new programmable PCH420V vibration sensor provides enhanced information about changes in machinery health eliminating additional infrastructure and cost.  Plants utilizing...

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  • Accenture to Expand Consulting for Industrial Asset Management Through Acquisition of Cimation [Maintenance News]

    Services to Help Clients In Oil and Gas, Pipeline, Chemicals, Metals and Mining Industries HOUSTON; Dec. 9; 2015 - Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has entered into an agreement to acquire Cimation, an...

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  • Accenture to Expand Consulting for Industrial Asset Management Through Acquisition of Cimation [Maintenance News]

    Services to Help Clients In Oil and Gas, Pipeline, Chemicals, Metals and Mining Industries HOUSTON - Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has entered into an agreement to acquire Cimation, an affiliate of...

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  • 10 Things Every Vibration Analyst Needs to Know for Good Data Collection and Analysis [Maintenance Tip]

    Shaft speed of machine being analyzed. Type of bearings involved (sleeve vs. rolling element). Rolling element bearing part numbers and manufacturer(s). Internal configuration of equipment....

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  • Q&A With an Industry Leader - John Day [Article]

    Uptime Magazine is honored to share a special conversation between John Day, one of the most well known proactive maintenance management advocates in the world, and Uptime Contributing Author,...

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  • Q&A with an Industry Leader - John Day [Article]

    Uptime Magazine is honored to share a special conversation between John Day, one of the most well known proactive maintenance management advocates in the world, and Uptime Contributing Author,...

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  • Asset Management Past and Future [Article]

    by Thomas W. Smith The ISO Standard 55000 for Asset Management, which was released in January 2014, represents the culmination of a series of activities going back several decades. Its most...

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