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The rewards of remote monitoring for air compressor maintenance
The rewards of remote monitoring for air compressor maintenance

Are we close to receiving tweets from Air Compressor Number Four on the shop floor? Actually, we’ve already moved beyond it. Today’s technology allows an unprecedented flow of information, 24/7, to multiple locations, allowing extraordinary advances in maintenance scheduling, service efficiency, and life extension of... Read More

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Managing alarms, managing competency
Managing alarms, managing competency

In the process industries, alarm systems are a vital tool, allowing plant operators to identify escalating abnormal situations and take action to recover. Such occurrences can quickly lead to... Read More

ERP and CMMS: The ties that bind
ERP and CMMS: The ties that bind

Whether you follow engineer-to-order (ETO), make-to-order (MTO), batch process, or any other manufacturing style, there’s an enterprise resource planning (ERP) strategy to fit your firm.... Read More

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Using 'Big Data' to deliver a competitive advantage
Using 'Big Data' to deliver a competitive advantage

The digital revolution, globalization, and market forces are upending the manufacturing industry, causing manufacturers to face unprecedented challenges. Senior managers are wary of making long-term... Read More

Moving from predictive maintenance to a condition-based program
Moving from predictive maintenance to a condition-based program

Since the dawn of the mechanical revolution, companies have been searching for ways to manufacture more for less. In the past 20 years companies have shifted from the “more is better” concept to “how... Read More

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Meshing process safety management with total productive maintenance
Meshing process safety management with total productive maintenance

In this last section on the Process Safety Management-National Emphasis Program (PSM-NEP), we will... Read More

How PSM-NEP applies to non-chemical plants
How PSM-NEP applies to non-chemical plants

Process Safety Management, specifically the National Emphasis Program (PSM-NEP) might be terms and... Read More

Where to start? Building a world class MRO process
Where to start? Building a world class MRO process

In practice, it’s easier to ‘build’ a world class MRO process from one that is mature and... Read More

CMMS Horror Stories: Five reasons a CMMS implementation can fail
CMMS Horror Stories: Five reasons a CMMS implementation can fail

As much as some CMMS vendors don’t like to admit it, not every CMMS implementation has been a... Read More

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