Maintenance Strategy

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Maintenance Strategy October 17, 2019

Predicting the end of unplanned downtime

Any unscheduled downtime will cause a major headache for engineers in the food and beverage manufacturing sector, but predictive maintenance can be a remedy.

By John Rowley
It's hard to navigate without a map. A dashboard can orient a maintenance department as to where it is, and where it should be. All images courtesy: Dude Solutions
Maintenance Strategy October 14, 2019

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles October 7-13

Articles about data-driven maintenance, optimizing project satisfaction, condition monitoring technologies, manufacturing trends, and the Engineering Leaders Under 40 were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from October 7-13. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
A basic care program for rotating equipment enables operations to accurately record, communicate and act upon process and inspection data. Courtesy: SKF
Maintenance Strategy October 11, 2019

Optimize a maintenance program for rotating equipment

Some things to think about when it comes to reliability.

By Jim Turnbull
Advances in connectivity are allowing for a restructuring of how machines and humans collaborate. Courtesy: Ripcord
Maintenance Strategy October 9, 2019

Four trends changing manufacturing as we know it

Addressing manufacturing use cases that deal with unstructured inputs.

By Kevin Hall
It's hard to navigate without a map. A dashboard can orient a maintenance department as to where it is, and where it should be. All images courtesy: Dude Solutions
Maintenance Strategy October 8, 2019

Forge a path to data-driven maintenance excellence

And then use metrics to track the progress being made.

By Paul Lachance
Courtesy: Lean Construction Institute (LCI)
Maintenance Strategy October 7, 2019

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles September 30 to October 6

Articles about optimizing project satisfaction, fueling asphalt production, Engineering Leaders Under 40, generator rotor repair, and preventive maintenance were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from September 30 to October 6. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Figure 1: In the wake of tropical storms (hurricanes, monsoons and cyclones) with heavy rain, maintenance professionals and motor repairers need creative solutions to speed the removal of moisture and contamination from thousands of swamped motors. Courtesy: EASA
Maintenance Strategy October 7, 2019

How to deal with wet or flooded motors

Saltwater becomes a major problem.

By Chuck Yung
Wireless sensors are easy to install, even on assets in dangerous or hard-to-reach places. Once installed, maintenance team members can avoid repeated trips to such assets to take regular measurements. Courtesy: Fluke Corp.
Maintenance Strategy October 1, 2019

Choose the right industrial wireless technologies for condition monitoring

Wireless sensors can help discover maintenance issues with machines before they happen and give users access to real-time information. See four methods and four steps.

By John Bernet
On September 11, Plant Engineering presented a webinar, “How to Become a Preventive Maintenance All-Star,” sponsored by Dude Solutions. Courtesy: Dude Solutions
Maintenance Strategy September 30, 2019

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles September 23-29

Articles about preventive maintenance, maintaining secondary equipment, generator rotor repair, HMI remote access options, and the Engineering Leaders Under 40 were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from September 23-29. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: Energy Solutions Center
Maintenance Strategy September 26, 2019

Fueling asphalt production with LNG and CNG

Asphalt companies without a readily-available pipeline are turning to LNG and CNG.

By Gas Technology