MRO Magazine


March 9, 2018  

Trump cards and tariffs – what’s the deal?

The eighth round of negotiations is in the offing

February 26, 2018  

The Maintenance Engineer’s Guide to Industrial Actuators

Actuators provide the push and pull of industrial automation.

January 29, 2018  

A Perfect Analogy for Electrical Safety Principles

Davenport, IA – Driving to work last week, deep

January 16, 2018  

Critical considerations for transformer replacement

When replacing power transformers, a few tips can ensure a quick return to service while also reducing future costs and downtime.

January 15, 2018  

Internal CSIS note details ‘mega trends’ set to alter economy, society, security

Ottawa – From cryptocurrencies, to artificial intelligence, to the

January 8, 2018  

Improve communication flow between maintenance managers and technicians

Things don’t always go as planned – and for

December 21, 2017  

Bearing Witness – Ten industry tips on how to avoid counterfeit bearings

A quick internet search will yield plenty of hits

December 21, 2017  

Fluid transfer management – Follow this checklist to ensure secure fittings, and prevent leaks and damage

Earlier in my career I was a mechanic on

December 21, 2017  

Manage failure – Integrate CBM information to optimize decision support

The Situation A bearing fault! With gear noise! Okay,

December 11, 2017  

MRO Quiz – How well can you troubleshoot lubrication problems?

Investigating problems related to equipment lubrication issues can be

December 11, 2017  

Editor’s Notebook: I know a guy, who knows a guy…

Maintenance and reliability programs are like any other continuous

December 11, 2017  

What’s Up Doug? How bearings assist in power transmission

Let’s start at the beginning. Mass-produced bearings date back

December 11, 2017  

10 Myths About RCM – reliability centered maintenance

Despite its well-documented successes, reliability centered maintenance (RCM) has

December 11, 2017  

Make it or brake it – Oil shear technology ensures brakes will operate in the dust

As counterintuitive as it seems, the right brakes can

December 11, 2017  

Life Expectancy – What should the maintenance organization focus on?

Recently I have been seeing the P-F interval curve

December 11, 2017  

Words of wisdom on conveyor drive components

Simon Rouleau is the president and owner of Quebec-based

December 11, 2017  

At your service – Extracting value from maintainability

As a tradesman, “maintainability” wasn’t a word I thought

November 30, 2017  

A digital future for maintenance

Connectivity presents unprecedented opportunity. That much was clear after

November 21, 2017  

Optimizing belt and chain drive life

Snow plowing a Fernie, B.C. driveway on five acres,

November 13, 2017  

What’s Up Doug? Severe service bearings

There are many severe applications in the world and

November 13, 2017  

Tip: Planners should nail down the problem

In general, planners should precisely nail down the problem

November 13, 2017  

A game plan for unexpected electrical power outages

Stories of mass disruptions caused by electrical power outages

November 13, 2017  

Retrofitting – Taking the next smart step with your VFD

As VFDs continue to inhabit the industrial and commercial

November 2, 2017  

Coupling maintenance strategies for critical equipment

Beloit, WI — Regal Beloit Corporation, is a leading

October 4, 2017  

Cost concepts of planning and scheduling

Most people are surprised to see maintenance costs go

September 11, 2017  

A view of NAFTA, as seen from a Canadian auto plant in Mexico

San Juan Del Rio, Mexico – Looming above a

August 21, 2017  

B&G Crane uses Hydra-Slide system for exchanger replacement

B&G Crane Service used a 300-ton capacity Hydra-Slide HT300 heavy-track hydraulic skidding system to remove and replace two heat exchanger units for a project in Calcasieu, Louisiana.

August 11, 2017  

Combination of process and monitoring data can mitigate asset shutdowns

Further digitalization of established technologies such as condition monitoring and smart sensors could have a revolutionary effect on manufacturing, says Bernie van Leeuwen, Director Product Management Digitalization at SKF.

August 2, 2017  

One-stop motor or transformer repair shop for power stations

Generation facilities speed up repairs and reduce costs by working with a single source for the full gamut of power generation equipment repairs, from the mechanical to digital elements in industrial control systems.

August 2, 2017  

Check, Replace, Renew – A look inside a chemical plant’s turnaround activity

An on-site visit at a Dow turnaround in a chemical plant in Böhlen, Germany, reveals the complexities of a well-planned turnaround.