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What is Your Barrier to Reliability? [Maintenance Tip]

ReliabilityWeb - Mon, 09/14/2015 - 11:02
If everyone in the organization all the way down to the custodian knows that a piece of equipment is troublesome, the solution can lie in simple PM optimization. Reliability-Centered Maintenance is about detective work, finding the failures where the loss of function will not be evident to the operating crew under normal circumstances on their own. Many of these are protective devices that are already in the failed state and you don’t know it. This…

What is Your Barrier to Reliability? [Maintenance Tip]

ReliabilityWeb - Mon, 09/14/2015 - 11:02
If everyone in the organization all the way down to the custodian knows that a piece of equipment is troublesome, the solution can lie in simple PM optimization. Reliability-Centered Maintenance is about detective work, finding the failures where the loss of function will not be evident to the operating crew under normal circumstances on their own. Many of these are protective devices that are already in the failed state and you don’t know it. This…

The Lost Art of Scheduling [Article]

ReliabilityWeb - Mon, 09/14/2015 - 07:42
Asset Management System (AMS) Implementation AMS implementations are usually quite involved. Software is installed and configured, processes are documented and improved, and roles and responsibilities are clarified. The project team will identify as-is and to-be processes. More importantly, the project manager must facilitate these workshops, coordinate resources and communicate change. With so much at stake, why aren’t AMS project managers making full use of the project management tools, such as scheduling software?

The Lost Art of Scheduling [Article]

ReliabilityWeb - Mon, 09/14/2015 - 07:42
Asset Management System (AMS) Implementation AMS implementations are usually quite involved. Software is installed and configured, processes are documented and improved, and roles and responsibilities are clarified. The project team will identify as-is and to-be processes. More importantly, the project manager must facilitate these workshops, coordinate resources and communicate change. With so much at stake, why aren’t AMS project managers making full use of the project management tools, such as scheduling software?

The newly launched event explores the crossroads between the Internet of Things and Industry [Maintenance News]

ReliabilityWeb - Sat, 09/12/2015 - 18:57
The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing the world as we know it and this transformation has also begun for industry. To put its full potential to work the new Internet of Things Solutions World Congress (IOTSWC) will bring together for its first edition the key global players, experts and companies. Over 120 speakers and 90 leading international companies will gather in Fira de Barcelona from September 16th to 18th to discuss deployment strategies and showcase the most innovative applications the industrial internet has to offer.  Reliabilityweb.com and Uptime Magazine are sponsors of this important event.

Evidence-Based Asset Management: Actionable Intelligence in the Era of Big Data [Article]

ReliabilityWeb - Fri, 09/11/2015 - 14:04
Five to 10 years ago, an asset manager typically made major decisions based on guesswork. That is no longer the case. With today’s greatly expanded access to data, all asset managers should be making decisions based on facts, using a process called evidence-based asset management (EBAM). Admittedly, even with the recent explosion in available data, maintenance data may be thin or nonexistent for certain assets. For example, decades-old assets with a long lifetime may have no data from their early years of service. Fortunately, we can elicit knowledge from a wide variety of sources across an organization. Obviously, knowledge can be extracted from the maintenance department, but others may have useful information as well. Despite having poor data records, a company may be rich in tacit knowledge. It just requires knowing where to look and how to extract it.

See the first solar beacon in action at IOTSWC 2015 [Maintenance News]

ReliabilityWeb - Fri, 09/11/2015 - 07:52
Whizz Systems Inc., in partnership with Cypress Semiconductor and Place Global, is proud to unveil Helio, the world’s first solar powered beacon.  The Helio Solar Beacon is made possible using state of the art energy harvesting ICs, and an ultralow power PSOC module from Cypress Semiconductors, known for delivering high-performance, high-quality solutions at the heart of today’s most advanced embedded systems, from automotive, industrial and networking platforms to highly interactive consumer and mobile devices, as well as world class customer support.

See the first solar beacon in action at IOTSWC 2015 [Maintenance News]

ReliabilityWeb - Fri, 09/11/2015 - 07:52
Whizz Systems Inc., in partnership with Cypress Semiconductor and Place Global, is proud to unveil Helio, the world’s first solar powered beacon.  The Helio Solar Beacon is made possible using state of the art energy harvesting ICs, and an ultralow power PSOC module from Cypress Semiconductors, known for delivering high-performance, high-quality solutions at the heart of today’s most advanced embedded systems, from automotive, industrial and networking platforms to highly interactive consumer and mobile devices, as well as world class customer support.