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Three ways to improve your proactive maintenance plan
Three ways to improve your proactive maintenance plan

1. We are all capable of preventing or containing every single failure that may occur: Manufacturing managers have to believe that with careful study and continual refinement, each and every failure can be addressed either through redesign or careful application of a proactive maintenance task.2. More proactive... Read More

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How the EPA's clean water regulations will impact manufacturers
How the EPA's clean water regulations will impact manufacturers

Known as Section 316(b) of the act, the water intake rule regulates the water a plant pulls in for cooling purposes. The rule has been revised and delayed several times in the last few years, and it... Read More

Correcting induction motor power factor
Correcting induction motor power factor

Most plant managers and maintenance personnel know that induction motors can cause low power factor (PF) and trigger expensive surcharges on electric bills, even if they aren’t sure why. A simple... Read More

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Achieving energy efficiency for small and mid-sized manufacturers
Achieving energy efficiency for small and mid-sized manufacturers

Small and medium-size manufacturers compose about 90% of manufacturing establishments and use only 50% of the energy consumed by industry. But these facilities also pay higher energy prices, so... Read More

“Real-time” information: It’s all relative
“Real-time” information: It’s all relative

“Real-time information” is a term that's bandied about by vendors and end-users alike when it comes to discussions about manufacturing and enterprise software. For example, we talk about real-time... 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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