What is industrial maintenance?

Industrial maintenance is the application of reliability best practices to increase equipment uptime in a manufacturing environment. Industrial maintenance involves functional checks, servicing, repairing or replacing of necessary devices, equipment, machinery, building infrastructure, and supporting utilities in industrial installations. Types of industrial maintenance include preventive maintenance, planned maintenance, periodic maintenance, predictive maintenance, and condition-based maintenance.
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Maintenance Strategy March 8, 2020

Increase profits by recycling metalworking fluids

Leaders in the metalworking and metal forming industries understand fluid recycling can have a positive effect on their bottom line

By Darrell Milton and Ronald Wendt
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Safety February 5, 2020

Five best practices for plant safety in 2020

It isn’t just about the bottom line; workplace safety is about trust.

By Graeme Murphy
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Maintenance November 11, 2019

Your questions answered: Tips on avoiding leakage, downtime and equipment failure

Presenters Brian Kalfrin and Jack Bagain from John Crane answered questions on topics such as adequate seal pot pressure, seal reliability, and more.

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

Optimize a maintenance program for rotating equipment

Some things to think about when it comes to reliability.

By Jim Turnbull
Figure 2: EASA and Plant Engineering (CFE Media) research included asset management strategies for motors and rotating equipment. Those who lag in adopting asset monitoring technologies may risk losing business to those who do. Courtesy: EASA and Plant Engineering
Motors, Drives August 16, 2019

Motors, fans, pumps, compressors: IIoT avoids downtime

Think Again: Remote monitoring, sensors, analytics and real-time intelligence is helping those who manufacture, use, and repair motors and attached critical assets to avoid downtime with prescriptive maintenance technologies, says EASA and Plant Engineering research.

By Mark T. Hoske
Figure 4: This condensate cooling-water pump experienced chronic cavitation and vibration events that resulted in bearing failures and unscheduled downtime of the Nabha power facility. Courtesy: Nanoprecise Sci Corp.
AI and Machine Learning March 14, 2019

AI-based maintenances improve pump uptime

Data-driven information supports advanced predictive maintenance.

By Sunil Vedula and Don McClatchie
When conducting a motor analysis, it’s important to measure a number of key factors, starting with motor temperature, power quality, and torque. Courtesy: Fluke Corporation
Motors, Drives January 30, 2019

Diagnosing motor health: Start with the basics

Temperature, power quality, and torque all are strong indicators of a motor's health.

By Frank Healy
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Lubrication December 9, 2018

Selecting the right industrial gear oil

Viscosity grade and speed are among the determining factors when making a selection for industrial gear oil.

By R. David Whitby
PPE October 24, 2018

An operational network of maintenance and safety

Advanced solutions for effective maintenance programs address staffing challenges, lower costs, and can help plants avoid trips and shutdowns.

By Johan School, Honeywell Process Solutions
Mobility September 21, 2018

A network on wheels

To create plant mobility, take a new approach with portable cell towers.

By Dava Baumann, Rajant Technologies